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The Energy Transition Governance in Africa Course 2023.

October 30 - November 30

The Energy Transition Governance in Africa Course 2023.

COURSE NAME: Energy Transition Governance in Africa
DATE: 30th October– 30th November 2023
CONTACT HOURS: 2 hours a day/ 9 hours a week
VENUE: Virtual/ Online
LIVE SESSIONS: 2PM-4PM EAT (Once a week)
TARGET: CSOs and Government entities across Anglophone Africa
COST: Free scholarship for Government and CSOs.
USD 200 for non CSOs and Government
DEADLINE: 15th September 2023
Women are encouraged to apply. 


  • Professionals working in the energy sector 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 encouraged to apply.

What you will Learn

  1. Fundamentals of Energy Transition: Get deeper appreciation of the nature of the energy sector with a      magnified view of the global outlook, the African perspective, opportunities and risks associated with            energy transition, as well as the relationship between the energy sector and sustainability impact in              Africa.

  2. Policies and Pathways for Energy Transition in Africa: Gain expertise to deal with a wide range of          policy and regulatory issues affecting the energy sector in a comparative manner for better governance        of the sector in the respective Anglophone Africa countries.

  3. Economics of Energy Transition: Navigate the purchasing and maintenance powers of corporate and      household energy users in Africa, as well as the various existing technologies that can be utilized to              promote sustainable use of energy by keeping operational costs and expenditure at a minimum.

  4. Human Rights and Energy Transition: Gain a deeper understanding of the human rights pillars that          are necessary for the just energy transition of Africa’s energy resources, how to identify potential human      rights risks and how to manage them.

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 installments as follows:

  1. First installment : USD 100
  2. Second installment : USD 50 after completion of the first module
  3. Third installment : 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

Eligible applicants should send their applications to afreikh@extractives-baraza.com and cc jnampewo@strathmore.edu on or before 15th September 2023, attaching the following documents in PDF;

  1. One Page Motivation Letter.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages) indicating your experience in the energy and extractives industry.

    Limited Scholarships are available for selected participants
    Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Trainer  Profiles

Topic 1: Fundamentals of Energy Transition

Silas Olan'g - Africa Energy Transition Advisor , Natural Resource Governance Institute

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Silas is based in Dar es Salaam, leading NRGI’s energy transition advocacy at the regional level.

Prior to joining NRGI in 2009, Silas spent three years leading Oxfam International’s advocacy and knowledge sharing initiative in Tanzania. He has also served as financial services advisor with the Netherlands Development Organization, head of the planning department in various local government authorities in Tanzania, and manager of the European Development Fund-Micro Project Program in the Lake Victoria region.

Silas holds an M.Sc. in agricultural development and rural finance from the Development and Project Planning Center at the University of Bradford (U.K.) and an advanced diploma in economic planning from the Institute of Development Management of Mzumbe University in Tanzania, where he has also lectured on economic planning.

Topic 2: Policies and Pathways for Energy Transition in Africa

Dr. Bernard Kengni - Lecturer University of Western Cape & Phd Fellow

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Dr. Kengni is a Lecturer at the University of Western Cape and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MLiA Chair, based at the University of Cape Town. He specialises in regulation of natural resources with specific focus on mineral law (mining and petroleum), energy law, energy governance, environmental law, environmental governance, occupational safety and health, sustainable development, good governance, public participation, transparency and accountability, cooperative governance, water law

Topic 3: Economics of Energy Transition

Frank Dixon Mugyenyi - Founder MADI & Senior Researcher

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Mr. Mugyenyi is the founder and Global Executive Director of the Minerals Africa Development Institution MADI and a Senior Researcher & Technical Advisor for Sustainable Mineral Resource Development at the African Union.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of AB Minerals and Eschaton Solutions (both Canadian entities) and a member of Uganda’s Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) on the thematic area of Minerals Value Addition.

Mr. Mugyenyi is currently Coordinator of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Institutional Support Project funded by AfDB and Senior Industry Advisor to Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission (AUC).

Topic 4: Human Rights & Energy Transition

Rose Wangui Kimotho - Lead Trainer

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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.

Expert Session: Which Pathway for Energy transition in Africa ?

NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk - Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber

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NJ Ayuk is Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, CEO ofpan-African corporate law conglomerate Centurion Law Group, and theauthor of several books about the oil and gas industry in Africa, including
Amazon and Wall Street journal bestselling Billions at Play: The Future ofAfrican Energy and Doing Deals.

His experience includes advising major companies on investment strategies, the establishment of joint ventures and cooperation structures, privatisation, licensing and related tax matters, OHADA law, oil and gas, power, local content development, litigation, contracts negotiation, governance, and other matters pertaining to Africa’s energy sector. He is particularly active in the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of petroleum, mining, LNG, and other natural resource projects for leading private operators in Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Uganda, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria, Senegal, and other sub-Saharan countries. His experience has included facilitating and negotiating PSCs, EPSAs, JOAs, service agreements, concessions, oilfield service, and drilling contracts, and dealing with licensing and pipeline and marine transportation issues, including the sale and transportation of LNG, in over 15 African countries.




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