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East Africa oil/gas: Has it gone bust before the boom?

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East Africa oil/gas: Has it gone bust before the boom?

Time: March 28, 2017 all day
Location: Washington, D.C.
Street: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW
City/Town: Washington
Website or Map: https://policy-practice.oxfam…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Julie Kim
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2017

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“East Africa Oil & Gas – Has it gone bust before the boom?”


9 AM – 5 PM


Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW

School of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Washington, DC


Recent discoveries of oil and gas across East Africa over the last decade have catapulted the region as the new frontier for hydrocarbons. Prospective extractive projects could spell billions of dollars in government revenue which, if managed responsibly, could finance much needed infrastructure, social services and ultimately transform the region. Yet since major discoveries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique were announced, oil and gas prices have stagnated and the once-promising investments suddenly seemed doubtful.

Since Oxfam and the Brookings Institute hosted its multi-panel event, “East Africa’s Oil and Gas Boom - Promise and Peril,” in March 2014 there have been significant political and economic changes both in the region and globally. Such changes warrant a critical analysis of their policy implications for the future of these East African countries.

This three-part event will focus on recent political and economic changes in East Africa and its implications on oil and gas development. By bringing together representatives from government, private sector, civil society, media and the international donor community, it seeks to review what progress has been achieved in the last few years and what governance challenges lay ahead.

Panel 1: “Money and Politics – The political economy of oil/gas in East Africa”
Panel 2: “Land for livelihoods or investments? Community rights in the context of extractives”
Panel 3: “The role of the international community in resource governance in East Africa” 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sandy Stash, Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs, Tullow Oil
  • Dr. Alex Vines OBE, Head of the Africa Programme, Chatham House
  • Adriano Nuvunga, Executive Director, Centro de Integridade Pública, Mozambique
  • Dr. Don Hubert, President, Resources for Development Consulting
  • Alexandra Gillies, Director of Governance programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Charles Wanguhu, Coordinator, Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, Kenya
  • Amani Mhinda, Executive Director, HakiMadini, Tanzania
  • Winnie Ngabiirwe, Executive Director, Global Rights Alert, Uganda
  • Mary Warlick, Acting Special Envoy for the Bureau of Energy Resources, US State Department
  • Thomas Baunsgaard, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Lance Crist, Global Head of Oil, Gas & Mining Unit, IFC

Event jointly sponsored by Oxfam & African Studies, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University


RSVP: https://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/resource-rights/events/east-africa-oil-and-gas-conference-has-it-gone-bust-before-boom/ 

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