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Nigeria's National Dialogue on Energy Transition

6 October 2022 3:30AM WAT

  • Conference

  • Ending 11:30AM WAT

Format: Hybrid (in-person, with all plenary sessions online)

NRGI, in collaboration with the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and the BudgIt Foundation, hosted a national dialogue which will bring together government officials, representatives from civil society organizations and other experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the energy transition in Nigeria. Dialogue participants also discussed the recently launched National Energy Transition Plan

The national dialogue aimed to feed into the country's energy transition plan and implementation process to ensure that it is inclusive, equitable, ambitious, and responsive to the realities and context of the Nigerian people.

9 – 10:30 a.m.: Opening session
Speakers include:
·       Representative from the Nigerian government
·       Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, executive secretary, NEITI
·       Gabriel Okeowo, country director, BudgIt Foundation
·       Nafi Chinery, West Africa regional manager (Anglophone), NRGI
·       Zira Qhaghe, Africa Climate Foundation, Nigeria focal person
Brief messages from representatives from the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Federal Ministry of Environment 

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Plenary presentations and panel discussion
·       "Energy Transition: Global Perspectives for National Consideration", Aaron Sayne, senior governance officer, NRGI
·       "Nigeria’s response to the energy transition; update on Nigeria’s transition plan", representative from the Federal Ministry of Environment 
·       Representative from the Federal Ministry of Environment 
·       Nuhu Habib, executive commissioner, Development and Production, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission
·       Lai Yahaya, Energy Transition Office
·       Osten Olorunsola, adviser to NEITI on energy transition
·       Victoria Ohaeri, executive director, Spaces for Change 
·       Zira Qhaghe, Africa Climate Foundation Nigeria focal person

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Breakout sessions (these sessions will not be available to participants joining remotely)
Session 1: Securing a Just and Inclusive Energy Transition for Nigeria (moderated by Zira Qhaghe, ACF Focal Person)
Session 2: The role of gas in Nigeria’s Energy Transition (moderated by Brown Ogbeifun, AfriTAL)
Session 3: Funding and financing the transition to scale up clean and reliable energy (moderated by Osten Olorunsola, energy transition adviser, NEITI)
Session 4: Diversifying Nigeria’s Economy for Sustainable Development (moderated by Gabriel Okeowo, CEO, BudgIT Foundation) 

3 – 4 p.m.: Feedback and closing plenary
•      Report back presentations from each break-out group
•      Closing remarks from the conveners, NEITI, NRGI and BudgIT Foundation

The Nigeria National Dialogue is supported by a grant from the African Climate Foundation (ACF).

Abuja, Nigeria and online