Oil Politics in Africa


Wednesday 16th November 2011

St Mary’s Guild Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

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.

Confirmed speakers and discussants include:

  • 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, John Hopkins University, Washington DC
  • Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil Plc
  • Christina Katsouris, Energy Intelligence, London
  • Dr Simon Massey, Coventry University
  • Jerome Okolo, National Think Tank Project, Nigeria
  • Nicholas Shaxson, Chatham House
  • Clare Short, Chair, International Board, EITI
  • Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Oxford University
  • Dr Douglas Yates, American University, Paris
  • Joseph Williams, Publish What You Pay, London

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

Refreshments & Lunch will be provided.

Registration & Attendance is free. For further information and to register, click here.