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[[File:APMLogo.png|thumb| 200px|center| The logo of the Mozambique Drillers Association (Associação de Perfuração de Moçambique - APM). Image credit: [http://www.plama.org.mz/membros.php PLAMA]]]
 
[[File:APMLogo.png|thumb| 200px|center| The logo of the Mozambique Drillers Association (Associação de Perfuração de Moçambique - APM). Image credit: [http://www.plama.org.mz/membros.php PLAMA]]]
  
===Aims of the APM===
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===Aims of the Mozambique Drilling Association (APM)===
  
The APM had a number of objectives, including:  
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The Mozambique Drilling Association (APM) had a number of objectives, including:  
  
 
:- Establishing better relationships with other actors, including better representing the drilling industry to government and donors.
 
:- Establishing better relationships with other actors, including better representing the drilling industry to government and donors.
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A professional certification framework was launched in 2015. Certification levels for drilling company staff are based on documented experience, assessed by employers and peers in the industry.  
 
A professional certification framework was launched in 2015. Certification levels for drilling company staff are based on documented experience, assessed by employers and peers in the industry.  
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====Better management of groundwater data====
 
====Better management of groundwater data====
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===Challenges and Lessons Learned===
 
===Challenges and Lessons Learned===
  
:- '''Look for achievable starting points, and quick wins'''. For example, the APM started out by gaining buy-in from small and medium drilling companies, while demonstrating its value to larger companies. It also helped to unify competing companies by focusing on collective issues that improved things for most of the industry, not just a few.
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:- Look for achievable starting points, and quick wins
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For example, the APM started out by gaining buy-in from small and medium drilling companies, while demonstrating its value to larger companies. It also helped to unify competing companies by focusing on collective issues that improved things for most of the industry, not just a few.
  
:- '''Finding and keeping the right skilled staff is critical'''. APM found that it could not skimp on recruiting talented people, with skills in business, negotiation and who are politically savvy, to manage and develop its activities.  
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:- Finding and keeping the right skilled staff is critical
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APM found that it could not skimp on recruiting talented people, with skills in business, negotiation and who are politically savvy, to manage and develop its activities.  
  
:- '''Commitment from members has to be earned'''. APM had to demonstrate its value to members in order to keep them and their membership fees as income – for example, the training courses, the value of its professional certification framework, and its provision of hydrogeological data. Ongoing issues include meeting varying expectations from different parts of the industry – for example, expectations from some larger foreign firms that APM should improve the services it offers before they are willing to pay membership fees; or perceptions from smaller firms that larger companies are getting unfair support through the APM that isn’t offered to smaller firms.  
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:- Commitment from members has to be earned
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APM had to demonstrate its value to members in order to keep them and their membership fees as income – for example, the training courses, the value of its professional certification framework, and its provision of hydrogeological data. Ongoing issues include meeting varying expectations from different parts of the industry – for example, expectations from some larger foreign firms that APM should improve the services it offers before they are willing to pay membership fees; or perceptions from smaller firms that larger companies are getting unfair support through the APM that isn’t offered to smaller firms.  
  
:- '''Long term support is necessary'''. Change and development – both practically and in attitudes and behaviours - take time. For example, APM’s legal registration took four times longer than originally planned. Growing the membership of APM also took time, including for APM to demonstrate achievements to encourage others to join. Long term financial and other support from the World Bank WSP has been critical to ensure the APM has developed as it has. After WSP support ended, the sustainability of APM has been a challenge, and it no longer maintains its website or groundwater database.
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:- Long term support is necessary.  
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Change and development – both practically and in attitudes and behaviours - take time. For example, APM’s legal registration took four times longer than originally planned. Growing the membership of APM also took time, including for APM to demonstrate achievements to encourage others to join. Long term financial and other support from the World Bank WSP has been critical to ensure the APM has developed as it has. As WSP support ends, the sustainability of APM is an ongoing challenge
  
 
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