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East African Welding Summit

East African Welding Summit

(Exact date, time, and place to be determined)

The Tanzanian Governments development agenda as stipulated in the National Five Years Development Plan and Tanzania Development Vision envisions Tanzania with sufficient and competent artisans (welders, electricians, etc.) to support the goal to become a middle-income country which is driven by the industrial sector.

The lack of certified skilled industrial welders presents a meaningful risk to private sector investors when evaluating projects in Tanzania and other developing countries. It appears that many investors are bypassing opportunities because of this risk. However, where there is risk, there is opportunity. Organizations that can successfully address this risk will move to the front of the line. The East African Welding Summit is an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about new initiatives and opportunities to move the region forward to middle-income and provide companies with access to unprecedented growth.

The first annual East African Welding Summit is envisioned as the first of many annual summits and other events whereby the sectors of government, industry, civil society, education, and labor can come together to share information and ideas toward developing sufficient and competent industrial welders and other trades necessary to achieve the overall goals for economic development and industrial project success.

To address these risks and opportunities, Global Faith Partners, a U.S. based NGO dedicated to education and training, has teamed up with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and the Don Bosco organization. We invite you and your organization to join this movement and attend the first annual East African Welding Summit.

Global Faith Partners Chairman, Michael Vallez; board member, Pastor Michael Killagane; and his welding advisory team with Hon Adolf Mkenda, Tanzanian Minister of Education and Dr. Noel Mbonde, Director of Technical Training and Education

Global Faith Partners Chairman, Michael Vallez, with Hon January Makamba, Tanzanian Minister of Energy


Oil and Gas Association of Tanzania

Tanzanian Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Tanzanian Ministry of Energy

Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers

Tanzanian Ministry of Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disability

Tanzanian Ministry of Minerals


  • Barrick Gold – Canada
  • BP – United Kingdom
  • Dangote Cement – Nigeria
  • Equinor – Norway
  • ExxonMobil Corp – USA
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company – South Afica
  • MedcoEnergi – Indonesia                               
  • Shell – United Kingdom
  • Total Energies – France


  • Songoro Marine – Tanzania
  • Artelia – France
  • Aveng – South Africa
  • DRA Global – South Africa
  • Fluor – USA
  • IDOM – Spain
  • Jacobs – USA
  • KBR – USA
  • Kent – UAE/USA
  • Linde – GmbH Germany
  • McDermott – USA
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc. – Canada
  • Stefanutti Stocks Hldgs. – South Africa
  • TechnipFMC – UK
  • VINCI – France
  • Worley Ltd. – USA
  • Slumberger


  • Botswana Power Corporation – Botswana
  • Communauté Électrique du Bénin – West Africa
  • Communauté Électrique du Bénin – West Africa
  • Copperbelt Energy Corporation – Zambia
  • Electricidade de Moçambique – Maputo
  • Electricidade e Aguas da Guine-Bissau – Guinea-Bissau
  • Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi – Blantyre
  • Eskom – South Africa
  • Eskom Uganda – Uganda
  • Essar Energy – Mauritius
  • Ikeja Electric Plc – Lagos
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company – Kenya
  • Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company – Zambia
  • Mulilo – South Africa
  • Nam Power – Namibia
  • Nigerian Bulk Electricity PLC – Nigeria
  • Power Holding Company of Nigeria – Nigeria
  • Senelec – Sénégal
  • Société Nationale d’électricité du Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso
  • Sonelgaz – Algeria
  • South African Nuclear Energy Corporation – South Africa


  • African Gold Group
  • African Rainbow Minerals
  • Anglo American Kumba Iron
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • APA Corporation
  • Base Resources
  • Base Titanium
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Chromex Mining
  • de Beers Group
  • East Africa Metals
  • Edison E&P
  • Emresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH)
  • Energean
  • Eni
  • Exxaro
  • Gecamines
  • Gemfields Group
  • Intra Energy
  • Kabanga Nickel Company Ltd.
  • Kermas Investment Group
  • Kibo Energy
  • Kosmos Energy
  • Maurel & Prom
  • Minerals and Metals Group (MMG)
  • Mitsui & Co
  • Namcor
  • National Oil Corporation (NOC)
  • New Luika Gold Mine
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC)
  • Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
  • Niron Metals
  • Oando PLC
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Orano Group
  • Palabora Mining Company
  • Pan African Resources
  • Pavilion Energy
  • POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings
  • PTT Exploration and Productioin Public Company (PTTEP)
  • Qatar Energy
  • Royal Bafokeng Platinum
  • Shanta Gold
  • Sonangol
  • Sonatrach
  • Springfield Exploration and Production
  • Stamico
  • Sunlink Energies
  • Trafiguria Mining Group
  • Trollope Group

Meet the welding instructors who will go to the US for advanced welding training.

Opodi Abisai Ezekiel
Joel Philemon Lukumay
Rauson George William
Rahimu Omary Rajabu
Patrick Bandali Ngailo Mbeya
Manfred Michael Mapunda Dodoma
Ashiru Swaibu Yusef Dar es Salaam
Ambasha Khalid Mvungi Moshi
Andrew Basilius Mbunga Dodoma
Emmanuel Exsom Mwasaga Dodoma
John Leonard Nathan Moshi
Richard Mwalyego Mbegani Songea
Galusi Mshindi Mwasaga Dodoma
Daud Mwikwabhe John Dar es Salaam
Erick Suitbert Nkuna Dar es Salaam
Evordius Wenceslaus Kadason Dar es Salaam
Shaban Valentino Segu Dar es Salaam