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Africa Extractives Learning and Governance Programme 2022

September 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Africa Extractives Learning and Governance Programme 2022

Course Details

Course Name: Africa Extractives Learning and Governance Programme
Course Date: 05 Sept- 25 Nov 2022
Course Venue: Online/Virtual
Course Instructor: 2 hrs a day/ 10 hrs a week
Course cost: $ 200
Course Duration: 3 months
Delivery Language: English
Application Deadline: 18th August 2022


  • Professionals working in the oil, gas, mining and energy sectors in Anglophone Africa;
  • Currently working with key institutions in the sector specifically government, academia, civil society, media, private sector etc;
  • Have a work experience of at least 3 years in the oil, gas, mining and energy sectors in their respective countries;
  • Demonstrated interest in policy and governance of natural resources including oil, gas and mining and energy sectors;
  • Availability for the full duration of the training;
  • Good understanding of the English language;
  • Hub Alumni also encourage to apply.

What you will Learn

  1. Extractives & Energy Revenue Governance: Get a deeper appreciation of the design of robust fiscal regimes, management of the revenues that they generate and economic policies to promote sustainable development in the African context
  2. Environmental, Social & Health Protection: Gain knowledge of the environmental, social & health concerns impacting Africa’s extractives sector, and learn how to identify and manage such impacts throughout the project lifecycle; as well as the need to uphold human rights within the extractive and energy sectors.
  3. Climate Change, Energy Transition and the Future of Extraction: Understand what energy transition means for Africa including specific implications for emerging business and human rights issues and how Africa can position itself as a just player within this global transition. 

Payment Details: 

Payment shall be made through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Bank details to be provided upon application.The course fee will be USD 200 catering for facilitation. The facilitation will fees can be paid in instalments as follows:

  1. First instalment- USD 100
  2. Second instalment: USD 50 after completion of the first module
  3. Third Instalment: USD 50 after completion of the second module
    Note: Advancement to the next module will be based on clearance of each installment. 

Applicants will be expected to submit proof of payment directly to afreikh@extractives-baraza.com

Application Details

Applicants should send their applications to afreikh@extractives-baraza.com and cc jnampewo@strathmore.edu together with the following documents, all in PDF;

  1. Application letter indicating your interest in the training (2 pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae detailing your experience in the oil, gas, mining and energy industry
  3. Proof of relevant experience (2 pages)
  4. Write-up indicating your suitability for the training and understanding of energy transition that may be beneficial to you and your work (2 pages)
    Limited Scholarships are available for selected participants
    Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Trainer and Expert Profiles

Topic 1: Extractive and Energy Revenue Governance

Raphael Bahati Mgaya

Raphael Bahati Mgaya - Executive Director, Tanzania Association of Oil Marketing Companies.

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Mr. Mgaya is an advocate and licensed to practice law in Tanzania. He holds He holds LLB (Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam, LLM (International Development Law and Human Rights) from the University of Warwick in the UK, MBA (Corporate Management) from the University of Mzumbe, LLM in Oil and Gas Law with Distinction from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen in Scotland, MSc in Finance and Investment from the Institute of Finance Management.

He had previously worked as a Legal Manager (East Africa) for Hansa Group (2016-2019) and also as a Senior Legal Officer for TPDC (2010-2015) and later the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (2015-2016).

In 2015 he participated in a specialized training on mining, oil and gas law in the University of Mississippi from January to May 2015 and later did an internship from May to July 2015 at Wellborn Sullivan Meck and Tooley, P.C. (law firm) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Mr. Mgaya is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles and commentaries.

Thomas Scurfield, Lead Trainer- Senior Economic Analyst, Natural Resource Governance Institute.

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Thomas Scurfield is a senior economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). He supports economic policy work across Africa, including on taxation, revenue management and other linkages between the extractives sector and the economy. This support ranges from providing policy advice to governments to building the capacity of civil society actors. Before moving to London, he led NRGI’s research, technical assistance and capacity building on these issues in Tanzania.

Prior to joining NRGI, Thomas spent three years working in Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance on extractive industry issues. Thomas has also worked with the U.K.’s Department for International Development as a member of the technical support team to improve governance and management of Sierra Leone’s extractive industries.

Thomas holds an M.Sc. in development economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, and a B.A. honours in economics from the University of Nottingham.

David Manley, Industry Expert- Lead Economic Analyst- Energy Transition, Natural Resource Governance Institute.

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David focuses on resource-rich countries and the energy transition. He has provided technical assistance on tax policy in countries ranging from Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan to Tanzania.
Prior to joining NRGI, David was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and senior economist in the Zambia Revenue Authority focused on mining tax policy and administration. He also worked for Oxford Economic Research Associates on financial regulation and utility finance in the U.K. and EU.
David holds a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

Anthony Paul, Lead Trainer- Chairman of Nominations and Governance Committee, Natural Resource Governance Institute.

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Anthony Paul is a Trinidad & Tobago national. He has spent over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, in technical, commercial, managerial and leadership roles across the value and decision chains. As a strategy consultant, he uses the unique experience of having worked at senior levels with governments, investors and operators to find mutually beneficial ways of ensuring that more value from extractive resources is retained in locations of oil, gas and minerals production.

He has worked with the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Energy as director of geology and geophysics; senior geophysicist at Petrotrin, Trinidad & Tobago’s national oil company; exploration and appraisal program manager at Amoco Trinidad and BP Trinidad & Tobago; resource manager for producing oil assets and sustainable developments manager for natural gas fields at BP Trinidad & Tobago; and e-business strategy consultant with BP.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology from Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, and an M.S. in geophysics from the University of Houston, Texas.

Dickens Asiimwe, Industry Expert- Partner, Cristal Advocates.

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Dickens leads the Oil and Gas Practice at the firm. Prior to joining Cristal Advocates, he worked as the Company Secretary of the Uganda Refinery Holding Company Limited (URHC), a company that represents government’s interests in the refinery project as well as managing the petro-based industrial park.

He also served as the Company Secretary of the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), a company that represents the government’s commercial interests in Uganda’s oil and gas sector from its inception until September 2016. He was also instrumental in UNOC’s formation and its initial period of operation where he also served as its Head of Contracts, Negotiations and Advisory until May 2018.

Dickens holds an LLB from Makerere University, Uganda, a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre, Uganda and an LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, UK.

Denis Kakembo, Lead Trainer- Managing Partner, Cristal Advocates

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Denis is the Managing Partner at Cristal Advocates where he also leads the energy and tax practice. He is qualified both as a Lawyer and Chartered Accountant and is a UK trained energy, tax and investment professional with vast experience serving various industries.

Prior to joining Cristal Advocates, Denis had worked for close to 10 years with Deloitte, an international audit and professional services firm where he started his career and rose to senior managerial positions.

At Deloitte, he lived and worked in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and the United Kingdom and subsequently became the firm’s Chief of Staff for the Energy and Resources Industry practice seeing him play a lead advisory role on several projects in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Denis holds an LLB from Makerere University, Uganda, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre, Uganda, and an LLM in Petroleum Taxation and Finance with distinction from University of Dundee, UK.

Topic 2: Environmental, Social and Health Protection

Anne Omambia - Lead Trainer

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Ms. Omambia is the Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer and Climate Change Coordinator at National Environment Management Authority of Kenya.

She has 17 years’ experience in environmental management in various capacities from the grassroots to national
level of which 11 years have been involved in-depth research and working experience in the climate change field with expertise in climate change mitigation, adaptation, carbon markets, international climate change negotiations and policy formulation.

Ms. Omambia is proficient in writing of research and policy documents in environment and climate change issues (14 peer reviewed publications individually and jointly with others). She is a desk officer for the Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism and carbon
market in Kenya and a Mitigation Expert on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change roster of experts. She is also a Gazetted Environmental Inspector, a trained facilitator for Climate Change short course – Kenya School of Government and a Participatory Rural Appraisal Practitioner.

Mathew Munyao - Lead Trainer

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Mathew is the CEO & Senior Consultant at Kenya Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Limited. He holds an advance degree in Management, backed by more than 17 years working experience, 6 of which he has worked as a Regional Manager/County Director within East Africa. He possesses extensive management and leadership experience of leading high-level technical talent to deliver on some of the most complex assignments regionally. Amongst his core competencies is Regional/National Strategy Planning, Project Implementation and Government/Donor Relations.

Mathew is an astute and passionate Communicator /Spokesperson with solid skills in Strategic Partnering & Negotiations, Resource Mobilization as well as Financial Delivery. His career goal is to distinguish himself as a thought-leader in Organizational Development and Transformation through leading world class Strategy Planning and Project/Programs Implementation in Africa.

A Management (PMD) alumnus of the Strathmore Business School, holder of a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi, a Food Engineering graduate of Egerton University. 

Dr. Victoria Nalule - Lead Trainer

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Dr. Victoria Nalule, Lead Trainer- CEO at NEM Energy and Energy Arbitrator at Energy Disputes Arbitration Centre.

Victoria is a lawyer and an Energy and Mining expert, with extensive experience working on various projects in the different parts of the Globe. She is a holder of a PhD in International Energy Law and Policy (Dundee, UK).

Victoria is the Founder of a charity NGO, the African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative. She is the CEO and lead consultant at Nalule Energy & Minerals Consultants. She is also an Energy & Natural Resources Law Lecturer at the University of Bradford, UK. Victoria offers extensive experience in the Energy and Mining sectors having worked with various institutions; regional and international

Lee DeHihns III - Industry Expert

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International Senior Lawyers Project- Volunteer Attorney.

Retired from the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta in 2014. He has served as the Special Adviser to the ABA Representative to the United Nations for Sustainable Development Goals. Member of the ABA House of Delegates 2009-2017 and its Committee on Drafting Policies and Procedures 2016-17. Chair of the ABA Sustainable Development Task Force 2013-2015. Chair of ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources 2007-08.  He has been an ISLP volunteer attorney since 2014 working in Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. Received his JD from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 1974 and his BS from the University of Scranton in 1967.  He served as an officer in the US Navy 1967-1969.

Margaret Wachenfeld - Lead Trainer

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Margaret Wachenfeld, Lead Trainer- Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Human Rights and Business.

Margaret is an international lawyer and policy adviser with expertise and experience in applying and linking key international developments and standards related to human rights, human development, good governance, extractives, environment, and climate change to the work of international organisations and the private sector.

As a senior research fellow, Margaret is a Senior Adviser to the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and a member of the board of the Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables (CREER).   She is also the co-chair of methodology for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB)

Margaret has a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Wellesley College, a juris doctor and masters in international and comparative law from Duke University School of Law and a PhD in law (licentiat) from the University of Copenhagen.

Rose Wangui Kimotho - Industry Expert

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Wangui Kimotho is a PHD candidate and Research Associate with the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen. She previously led the eastern Africa regional business and human rights work of, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) from 2017 – 2019, and the Institute for Business and Human Rights from 2013 – 2017.

In her work at DIHR, she focused on strengthening the capacity of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to respond to business-related human rights violations and contributed to development the Kenya National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. With IHRB, she led efforts to develop a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for the emerging extractive sector in Kenya. 

Her area of focus is business and human rights and current research interests are access to effective remedies for victims of business-related rights violations, integration of gender into BHR, and the role of NHRIs. She holds an LLM from Georgetown University Law Centre and LLB from the University of Nairobi.

Topic 3: Climate Change, Energy Transition and the Future of Extraction

Perrine Toledano - Lead Trainer

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Perrine Toledano, Lead Trainer- Head, Mining and Energy, Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI).

Perrine heads the Center’s focus on Mining and Energy. She leads research, training and advisory projects on governance of extractive industries.

Prior to joining CCSI, she worked as a consultant for several non-profit organizations, including the World Bank, DFID, and NRGI, and private sector companies, including Natixis Corporate Investment Bank and Ernst and Young.
Her experience includes auditing, financial analysis, IT for capital markets, public policy evaluation, and cross-border project management.

She has a Master’s of Business Administration from ESSEC in Paris, France, and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University.

Dr. Rose Mwebaza - Industry Expert

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Dr. Rose Mwebaza, Industry Expert- Director, UN Climate Technology Centre and Network.
Dr. Mwebaza (PhD) is a member of the AFREIKH Special Advisory Committee and currently the Director and Advisory Board Secretary of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN).

The CTCN is the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism. The CTCN is mandated to implement the Technology Framework of the Paris Agreement and to promote the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries.

Rose has over 20 years’ experience providing and technical support and Policy Advice on a wide range of climate change, environment and sustainable development issues. She has previously served as Chief Natural Resources Officer at the African Development Bank and held leadership positions within the UN.

Gabriela Factor - Lead Trainer

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Gabriela Factor, Lead Trainer- Chief Advisor Energy Transition, Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Gabriela Factor is a Social and Environmental Impact specialist and trainer with over 20 years of experience in international environmental and development projects in Latin America, Europe, Greenland, South East Asia and Africa.

Her clients include IFU, EKF, IFC, WB, EIB, KfW, Danida, Finida, SIDA, local governments, large retailers, mining and oil & gas companies, private investors and NGOs.

Her areas of expertise include: Environmental and social appraisals and due diligence (DD) of IFI and private investment transactions related to renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, energy, transport, infrastructure and manufacturing, including land acquisition & resettlement process, human rights and supply chain risks.

Dr. Claire Methven - Industry Expert

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Dr. Claire Methven, Industry Expert- Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Claire Methven O’Brien an internationally renowned expert in the emerging field of business and human rights, with twenty years’ experience of advising governments, international businesses, international development agencies, financial institutions, and human rights organisations. 

She has been invited to provide analysis and present her research by the governments of the United States and Japan, the European Parliament, the International Organisation of Employers, International Chambers of Commerce, International Bar Association, the Council of Europe, Swedish national pension funds and Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, amongst others. 

Claire holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, and other degrees from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science and City University, London. Claire is a Barrister called to the London Bar and a member of the Middle Temple.

Silas O’lang - Lead Trainer

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Silas O’lang, Lead Trainer- Natural Resource Governance Institute Senior Africa Advisor on Energy Transition.

Mr. Olan’g has over 29 years-experience in the development field of which 13 years in extractive sector governance. Currently, Mr. Olan’g is the Africa Co-Director at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (ATOGS). Mr. Olang has engaged with regional initiatives – Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and participated in high level technical consultations on Natural resource governance at the continental level. Mr. Olang held other different positions and led initiatives such as advocacy and knowledge management (Oxfam), Financial services for SMEs at Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and European Development Fund (EDF)-Micro Projects. Mr. Olan’g lectured economics at Mzumbe University. Also headed the Planning Departments in various Local Government Authorities in Tanzania. Holds a Masters degree in Economics from University of Bradford, in the UK.

Fred Kabanda - Industry Expert

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Fred Kabanda, Industry Expert- Division Manager, African Development Bank.

Mr. Fred Kabanda is the Division Manager, Extractives at the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank. The division he heads is responsible for advising regional member countries on how they can maximize benefits from oil, gas and mining sectors. Internally within the Bank, the division is responsible for supporting other departments in the extractive sectors.
Mr. Kabanda before joining the African Development Bank worked as Assistant Commissioner in Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development where he served for nearly 25 years. He also previously worked as a lecturer in the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies at Makerere University.
Mr. Kabanda has been involved in extractives policy setting, formulation of laws, regulation of operations and general natural resources management.

Mr. Kabanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Makerere University, Uganda and a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.


September 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am
November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm