34 35 Clean Drinking Water for Ghanaians Kosmos has supported clean drinking water projects in Ghana for the last seven years. We first worked with the Safe Water Network to build water filtration systems for over 28,000 people from twenty villages in the Western Region. The project received such a positive community response that Kosmos decided to expand its support of water projects to other parts of the country. Working with Water Health Ghana, a subsidiary of Water Health International, in 2017, we expanded the program to ten new communities outside our operational area, providing clean drinking water for nearly 130,000 Ghanaians. The overall program includes construction of water purification facilities, training of operators from local communities, and implementation of a monitoring program to ensure sustainability. Each new water facility is governed by a board of community members who oversee the project. Water Health Ghana works in partnership with these boards to determine the appropriate usage fees and management of the water purification service. In addition, the organization provides sanitation and hygiene education to further improve health outcomes for the villagers using the new clean water systems. We continued our support of the Water Health Ghana program in 2018, when the program installed water purification facilities and conducted management training for an additional ten communities. At the end of 2018, we fulfilled our commitment with all water projects, bringing safe drinking water to more than 300,000 people in 43 different communities spanning five regions in Ghana. Government Engagement Kosmos regularly engages with the government of Ghana to keep them informed of our activities and with the goal of ensuring that our activities contribute to national development. As part of our government engagement efforts in 2018, we provided all 250 members of the Ghanaian parliament with copies of our Business Principles and annual reports. We presented our approach to transparency including publishing our contracts and payments to governments, anti-corruption policy, and ongoing support of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. We also explained the work of the Kosmos Innovation Center in supporting young Ghanaian entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Kosmos is a firm believer in creating the right environment for Ghana to achieve the government’s Sustainable Development Goals. In June 2018, we were one of the few private sector companies invited to participate in an interactive session on Ghana’s development with His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. In addition, in November 2018, we were invited to participate in the Royal Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals with His Majesty Otumfou Osei Tutu II, which resulted in the Kumasi Declaration on the Sustainable Development Goals. POSITIVE IMPACTS Kosmos is committed to playing its part in creating positive development outcomes for host countries from our oil and gas discoveries. Our largest office outside the U.S. is in Ghana, where sourcing goods and services locally and hiring Ghanaian employees is an important way that we contribute to national development. Kosmos has worked hard to build a network of local suppliers, and provided training and capacity building ourselves to bring them to international industry standards. We are committed to supporting personal and professional development for all our employees through tailored training programs, rotations through our other global offices, and attendance at workshops and conferences. In 2015, Kosmos achieved a major milestone by employing a 100 percent Ghanaian staff – a number that we have now maintained for the fourth consecutive year. In 2018, we also contracted six national service personnel to work in finance, supply chain, human resources, office administration, corporate affairs and commercial departments. It is our hope that the training and experience they receive while working at Kosmos helps prepare them for their future careers. Social Investment Projects We continue to support social investment in Ghana through Kosmos-initiated programs, as well as those led by the operator of the Jubilee and TEN fields. In 2018, Kosmos-initiated programs focused our social investment on youth entrepreneurship through the Kosmos Innovation Center, clean drinking water, and small community-level projects. Page 36 of this report describes the Kosmos Innovation Center in detail. Each year, we contribute to the Jubilee Unit and TEN Development social investment programs. These initiatives are overseen by a team of representatives from the Jubilee Unit co-venturers, including Kosmos. In 2018, the Jubilee and TEN social investment projects focused on three themes: local agribusiness and enterprise development, environmental stewardship, and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These projects are carefully designed in collaboration with community stakeholders to ensure their long- term sustainability. Kosmos has supported clean drinking water projects for many years. Partnering with Safe Water Network and Water Health Ghana, Kosmos has helped to bring potable water to more that 300,000 people in 43 different towns and villages across five regions in Ghana. The Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) invests in young entrepreneurs and small businesses. We empower entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable, self-sustaining businesses and we work alongside promising small businesses to help them scale and reach their full potential.