| Kampala

Conference on good governance in the oil sector

20170317_102537.jpg
Nadia from the Embassy and Yoram Banyenzaki from GPFOG in a panel discussion

On Friday 24th of March, the Norwegian Embassy (El Ouargui and Pettersen) attended a conference with the title “Understanding oil risks and use of oil revenues to create lasting opportunities”.

The conference was organized by the Guild Presidents’ forum on oil governance (GPFOG) in partnership with African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO). GPFOG is a university youth-based association that seeks to strengthen the civic competence of youth to enable them to play an effective role in governance and development, and specifically to promote good governance in Uganda’s oil sector.

The Embassy held a keynote address focusing on Norway’s oil for development program (OfD) which offers assistance to developing countries in their effort to manage petroleum resources in a sustainable manner. This was followed by a plenary discussion on oil management in Uganda.

The conference brought together different stakeholders and youth leaders from several universities across Uganda and highlighted the existing challenges in the oil industry, and what youths have done, and can do, to ensure good governance and transparency. It also focused on the many opportunities the oil sector can offer for youths, especially when it comes to employment.

Read more about Norway’s oil for development program here:

https://www.norad.no/en/front/thematic-areas/oil-for-development/oil-for-development-programme/

Written by: Anne-Marit Pettersen