b'host governments. When we operate in countries that are not yet members of the EITI, we actively promote the EITI and the transparent management of any revenues from natural resources.Your flagship social Q investment program, Kosmos Innovation Center, has received accolades and expanded into new countries. What Kosmos Chairman and CEO Andy Inglis reinforces the companys commitment to safety during a visit to a drillship. differentiates it from other entrepreneurship programs? In So Tom and Prncipe,gas company to discloseBy nurturing the we have also built productiveproject-level payments toA next generation of working relationships withgovernments despite notentrepreneurs and local and internationalbeing legally obligated tofacilitating innovation in stakeholders who havedo so at the time. Althoughsectors beyond oil and gas, helped us understand thethese practices separate usthe Kosmos Innovation Center islands unique environmentalfrom many companies, we(KIC) contributes to the sensitivities. This has helped uscontinue to see demand fromcreation of healthier and more refine our seismic acquisitionstakeholders who want todiverse economies in our programs and informed ourbetter understand how the oilhost nations. The KIC is now environmental and socialand gas industry works. active in Ghana, Mauritania, impact assessments ahead ofThe transparency challengeSenegal, and Cte dIvoire. In drilling activities. As a result,includes not just providingeach country, we empower we have implemented specialaccess to data, but alsoyoung entrepreneurs to turn measures and establishedimproving understanding oftheir ideas into viable, self-programs to protect whalesit and ensuring stakeholderssustaining businesses and we and turtles around and on thehave the knowledge needed towork with promising small islands. hold governments and industrybusinesses to help them scale to account. In response, weand reach their full potential.With stakeholders have stepped up our efforts Q calling for moreto engage civil society andKIC programs are different transparency in thefrom others because we the media, hosting workshopsdont just run competitions oil and gas business, howacross our portfolio of countries does Kosmos plan to stay aor provide seed funding.in Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal,Local Kosmos staff and world leader in this area?and Suriname. This has private sector experts work Kosmos has setproved effective in promoting alongside the businesses so A a standard fortransparency, buildingthat the young people we transparent behavior.relationships, and deepeningengage develop a full range We believe Kosmos is thetrust. of commercial and leadership only oil and gas companyWe also strongly supportskills they can use later in life in the world to publishthe work of the Extractive regardless of whether their all of its contracts withIndustries Transparencystart-ups ultimately succeed host governments and weInitiative (EITI), advocating foror fail.are the first U.S. oil andthe adoption of EITI by our 5'