Past event

Research Event

Kenya's Emerging Oil and Gas Sector: Fostering Policy Frameworks for Effective Governance

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Extractive Resources and Society

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Charles Wanguhu, Coordinator, Kenya CSO Platform on Oil and Gas
Ndanga Kamau, Oil and Gas Policy Adviser, Oxfam Kenya
John Ochola, Chairman, Kenya CSO Platform on Oil and Gas / EcoNews Africa
Simon Thompson, Chairman, Tullow Oil
ChairAlex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House 


In 2012, Kenya joined the swathe of East African countries with recent significant oil and gas discoveries. Long-established as a regional leader in terms of economic growth, foreign investment and technological innovation, Kenya's leaders are now assessing how to establish an effective policy framework to manage oil revenues while at the same time managing the expectations of its citizens.  

At this event, the panel will discuss how transparency and accountability can be strengthened as Kenya moves to become an oil-producing nation. This event will mark the UK launch of a report by the Kenyan Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, entitled Setting the Agenda for the Development of Kenya's Oil and Gas Resources.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed. The live stream will be made available at 12:00 BST on Wednesday 8 October 2014.