Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50POSITIVE IMPACTS With our first successful exploration well, we were able to take a long- term look at the positive impacts we can have in Mauritania. While we pursue development of the country’s natural gas resource, we aim to enhance national capacity in the oil and gas industry and its related fields. In Mauritania, our capacity building initiatives have focused on specific oil- and gas-related skills, as well as skills that are transferable across a range of industries. For example, we enhanced government capacity in data analysis and interpretation by providing supplementary training to Société Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM), the national oil company and our government partner, and donating several computer workstations. Similarly, for the last two years, Kosmos has provided English language training for students at Centre de Formation et de Perfectionement Professionels (CFPP), the largest vocational training center in Nouakchott. We learned from a needs assessment that the students were often being excluded from job applicant pools for which they were qualified because they did not have sufficient language skills. In mid-2015, during a review of our English language program, we discovered that the students could benefit from learning basic management and entrepreneurship skills. To meet this need, we partnered with the International Labor Organization office in Mauritania to pilot an employability skills training program to the students in the English classes for the 2015-2016 cycle. Developing and training our local suppliers is another way that we are able to contribute to national capacity. In 2015, we conducted a local content assessment of our activities in Mauritania, reviewing both current and future supply and demand. We were able to identify several supplier groups that would benefit from job skills training, English lessons, and knowledge sharing. We also identified areas for improvement in our supplier communication and engagement processes. Kosmos is also a supporter of Mauritania’s Biodiversity Oil and Gas Program (BGP), a multi- stakeholder initiative supported by the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Energy. The BGP Program aims to improve marine biodiversity protection, regulatory capacity, and social equity amongst marine resource users. Kosmos has participated in BGP stakeholder dialogues, as well as served as an industry resource for the program. Additionally, in 2015, we sponsored a multi-week marine research survey through BGP to increase knowledge and data about biodiversity in the waters offshore Mauritania. While many of our social programs are based in Nouakchott and support national development, we believe it is also important to benefit coastal communities in the Ndiago region, which is directly onshore from our license areas. Because there was little demographic and economic information available on the Ndiago region when we entered Mauritania in 2013, we began our work in the area by conducting a community needs assessment. Through the assessment, we learned that fishing is a key economic driver, and that there were community concerns about the safety of the fishermen and their vessels, as well as the safety of those engaged in fish processing. After consulting with representatives of the community, we provided safety gear and fish processing equipment to local social funds managed by fishing associations in the region, to be disbursed in Ndiago to reduce health risks and improve working conditions. Students display their graduation certificates from the English language training program. A work crew leader at the Port of Nouakchott supervises the movement of drilling pipe inside the Kosmos shore base. 30 30