44 Kosmos organized a training on the conduct of environmental monitoring of drilling activities. This training included the Bosiet-Huet certification of Department of Environment and Classified Establishments (DEEC) agents and their visit to the drillship. In 2017, we built upon this training by bringing members of the DEEC Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to engage with their counterparts in those countries. We facilitated meetings between DEEC and environmental agency officials in Ghana (Ghana Environmental Protection Agency) and in Côte d’Ivoire (Agence Nationale De l’Environnement) to help DEEC develop a global support network, identify comparable mechanisms, and share lessons learned about how to regulate and monitor offshore oil and gas activities. Kosmos also led or participated in workshops in Senegal in the past year on transparency, local content, good governance of natural resources, and fundamentals of the oil and gas industry. We continued our regular engagement with the EITI, supporting dissemination of the 2015 and 2016 EITI reports by presenting at a workshop in Saint Louis. We also hosted a group of students from the CESTI School of Journalism in Dakar at our offices, presenting on the Tortue project to help improve understanding of our work and the oil and gas industry. This was part of an Oxfam-sponsored training program for student journalists. In addition to capacity building within Senegal, Kosmos also sponsored members of Senegalese civil society to attend a Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) workshop in Cameroon, where we were a presenter. The topics covered included oil and gas project lifecycles, revenue flows during different stages of the project, the causes and impacts of changes in oil price, contract transparency, corruption risks, and managing the environmental impacts of exploration and production. We are now working in partnership with BP to continue these types of capacity building engagements with government, civil society, journalists and local communities in Senegal. POSITIVE IMPACTS Fishing Livelihoods in Saint Louis Kosmos is working with Le Partenariat, an international NGO, as our implementing partner for social investment on the Langue de Barbarie in Saint Louis, Senegal. Le Partenariat is a partnership between the Saint Louis region of Senegal and the local authorities of the Nord Pas-de-Calais region in France. The organization has been working in Saint Louis for over 30 years. Our projects with Le Partenariat are focused on improving the quality of life for fishing communities in four neighborhoods in Saint Louis: Goxu Mbacc, Ndar Toute, Guet Ndar and Hydrobase. The project aims to address several environmental issues affecting fishing communities on the Langue de Barbarie including artificial reefs, reforestation, and waste management. Artificial reefs create new breeding habitats and ecological niches for fish, which is important in the heavily- fished waters offshore the Langue de Barbarie. Le Partenariat commissioned a local company to construct over 400 artificial reefs, then worked with fishing representatives, the national maritime agency, professional scuba divers, Saint Louis firefighters and the Marine Protected Area to sink them over a period of four days. We also commissioned a local environmental consultancy to do a health and safety assessment, oversee the immersion, and ensure a safe and incident-free immersion process. The artificial reefs have all been ‘geo- localized’ so that representatives from the Marine Protected Area can monitor them and confirm they stay in place despite the underwater currents. In 2018, Kosmos and BP plan to work with Le Partenariat and the Marine Protected Area to design a multi-year monitoring and evaluation program to fully measure the environmental impacts of the artificial reefs. For reforestation, we worked with Le Partenariat to plant eight hectares of pine trees and two hectares of mangrove trees. Approximately 9,000 pine trees and 10,000 mangroves were planted in total. The pine trees help combat localized erosion by securing the dunes with their roots, and mangroves promote sediment buildup in coastal waters and provide habitats for fish reproduction. Over 680 community members participated in the reforestation efforts. The project was also supported by local government agencies, Marine Protected Area representatives, and the local artisanal fishing council. Waste management and pollution reduction proved to be the most challenging. The aim was to clean trash from the local river banks and reduce unauthorized waste dumps on the Langue de Barbarie by 80%. In addition to high-profile public A Kosmos employee leads a capacity building workshop for Senegalese stakeholders on the oil and gas value chain in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).