Past eventResearch Event

Oil Politics in Africa

16 November 2011 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

St. Mary's Guildhall, Coventry


Jimmy Ahmed, General Manager of Business and Government Relations, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC)   
Ian Gary, Oxfam America, Washington DC 
Uche Igwe, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC 
Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil Plc 
Christina Katsouris, Energy Intelligence, London 
Dr Simon Massey, Coventry University 
Hon Eng Irene Muloni MP, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
Jerome Okolo, National Think Tank Project, Nigeria 
Nicholas Shaxson, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House 
Clare Short, Chair, International Board, EITI 
Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Oxford University 
Dr Douglas Yates, American University, Paris 
Joseph Williams, Advocacy and Communications Officer, Publish What You Pay, London 



This policy orientated conference aims to examine current government, NGO and academic thinking on oil and gas and how oil companies, governments and NGOS can use Africa's oil riches to enhance development and reduce poverty.

The African Studies Centre at Coventry University and Chatham House are co-hosting this international conference. Coventry University has strong oil engineering and international studies faculties and has one of the largest African student bodies in the United Kingdom.

This Conference is supported by African Studies Centre, Coventry University; Africa Programme, Chatham House; Shell and Tullow Oil.