Past eventResearch Event

African Energy Development and UK Energy Security

14 November 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Rolake Akinkugbe, Head, Oil and Gas Research, Ecobank Group
Rosalind Kainyah, Vice-President, External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Tullow Oil
Christina Katsouris, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Mike Keating, Richmond American International University, London
Felix Preston, Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Jonathan Steel, CEO, Energy Aid
Paul Stevens, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Matthew Wyatt, Head, Climate and Environment Department, Department for International Development (DfID)
Chairs: David Concar, Head of Department, Energy and Climate Change, Prosperity Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Glada Lahn, Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter



With Africa on the cusp of becoming a more significant energy producing continent, there is growing awareness of the need for African countries to maximise the opportunities arising from changes to global energy markets and ensure their own access to cheap, reliable energy and power generation. However, with African countries collectively contributing significant amounts to the global energy market for oil and in future for gas, their need for cheap reliable energy and power may have important implications for UK energy security. 

This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the complex opportunities and issues facing the region, and their potential implications for UK energy security and policy.

The workshop is being held under the Chatham House Rule.

Attendance is by invitation only.

The workshop is organized by the Africa Programme in association with the Energy Policy Group of Exeter University.