Local content: from guidance to reality

Local content: from guidance to reality

Why this training:

Ranging from leading natural resource companies to a range of national and international development agencies, the recognition that local-content in natural resource, infrastructural, energy, etc. projects is key to mutually beneficial developments is growing. The theory is clear and well documented. Making it a reality on the ground, however, can be illusive. This training provides the insights to enable you to understand and mobilise the expertise to co-create a local-content programme that works.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of local-content for your social license to operate,
  • Understand why “how it is done” is critically important,
  • Identify the required partnerships and capacity building to give local-content a realistic chance of success,
  • Spot the signs that a programme is going wrong and react appropriately,
  • Be articulate in the costs and benefits of local content programmes,
  • Be aware of the various participatory, and other, tools that can support a local content strategy.


Topics include:

  • Failed case studies: spot the Why
  • Local content reality via case studies
  • Pre-requisites
  • What to monitor and how to evaluate


Who would benefit from this training:

This training is designed for project managers, stakeholder engagement / community relations / social performance professionals and community facilitators responsible for gaining and maintaining a Social License to Operate. It is also very useful for those working with organisations tasked to improve local content as a part of a development strategy.

2 days
If you are interested in this training, please contact us at office@astoneco.com and we will keep you informed about when the next one will be organised.