The paper comprises four sections. Section One provides a general background and context to the oil and gas sector in Kenya and Uganda, the oil and gas value chain, potential business opportunities for SMEs, and key milestones in SME participation in Kenya and Uganda. Section Two examines the SME legal and policy framework in both countries, including regional instruments that seek to promote SME development and the ease of doing business, general and country-specific constraints to effective SME participation in the petroleum sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities for women and youth enterprises.
The paper ends with a conclusion highlighting some of the key issues relating to SME participation in the oil and gas sector in Kenya and Uganda. The paper is a reference tool for stakeholders during the capacity development workshop for SMEs in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda and Kenya.
- 17th June 2019
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