Over the past seven years, ISLP has developed a significant program of assistance to several governments of least developed countries regarding the management and use of their countries’ extractive sector wealth. This program draws on a major ISLP strength: its global access to lawyers with decades of experience in complex economic regulation and international business transactions, including in the extractive sector.
Among the 35 participants were representatives from the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, the Tanzanian Revenue Authority and the Tanzania Investment Center. The group was welcomed warmly by the Hon. George Simbachawene, Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals:
"May I also sincerely thank the ISLP volunteers who came all the way from Colorado and Arizona to be with us in Arusha to help deliver another important workshop. Tanzania, like any other developing country, is still faced with challenges - on how best we can balance the scales on one hand - attraction of foreign investment in oil and gas sector and on the other hand optimal utilization of resources for the benefit of our people."