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Virtual Launch of the Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub

25 May 2021 7:00AM EAT

  • Event

  • Ending 9:00AM EAT

On 25 May, the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) at Strathmore University in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) launched the Anglophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH).

The hub's programming addresses some of contemporary and future governance challenges facing the extractive sector on the African continent. The launch of this hub took place via virtual session, convening participants from all over the continent. 

The event included a panel discussion, "Governing Africa’s Extractive Industries Amid Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities."

In this discussion panelists explored how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the extractives sector in Africa and how it will define the future of extractive governance. Specifically, the panelist discussed:

1. How and to what extent has coronavirus pandemic affected the oil, gas and mining value chains in Africa
2. Measures that governments and private sector players have taken to address these impacts and safeguard revenues, communities, and workers
3. How can and or will the pandemic transform extractives industry operations and practices? Specifically:

  • Investment, financing and Health Safety and Environment (HSE)
  • Fiscal policy, revenue-generation and sharing
  • Sustainable local context and economic linkages
  • The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on African oil producers (such as Ghana and Nigeria) and the future of oil as a resource on the Continent.
  • Elizabeth Rogo, founder and CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services
  • NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber & CEO of Centurion Law Group
  • Anthony Paul, NRGI board member and local content and economic linkages expert
  • Theophilus Acheampong, associate lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Aberdeen (U.K.)

Introduction: Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva, deputy vice chancellor (research and innovation), Strathmore University

Welcoming remarks: Rose Mwebaza, Chairperson, Special Advisory Committee.

Keynote speakers:
  • Andrew Nganga Kamau, CBS, principal secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya
  • Clovice Irumba Bright, director of exploration, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Unveiling the Anglophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub: Suneeta Kaimal, president and CEO, NRGI

For more details, contact [email protected]

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