Africa Energy Week and Other Events

Published on 12th May 2009

Africa Energy Week in Cape Town  

Africa Energy Week is a natural extension to CWC Group's Africa portfolio including Nigeria Oil and Gas, Gulf of Guinea, Algeria Energy Week, Nigeria Infrastructure, Oil & Gas Equatorial Guinea and Intergas, Egypt.  With an impressive line-up of all major National Oil Companies and African Oil, Gas & Energy Ministries, CWC in collaboration with the African Energy Advisory Board is proud to bring you AFRICA ENERGY WEEK in Cape Town. July 7-9. 2009.  

The conference focus is upstream oil and gas and will address key areas of investment for governments, NOCs and IOCs.   

The conference will feature the following well-respected industry professionals:  

H.E. Dr Shokri Ghanem, Chairman, National Oil Corporation Libya  

H.E. Gabriel. M. Obiang Lima, Vice-Minister Mines, Industry and Energy, Equatorial Guinea  

H.E. Mahamat Nasser Hassane, Minister of Petroleum, Chad  

H.E. Kiraitu Murungi, Minister for Energy, Kenya   

H.E. Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique  

H.E. Erkki Nghimtina, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia  

Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive, Eni S.p.A.  

Levi Ajuonuma, General Manager, Group Public Affairs, NNPC  

Juan Antonio Ndong Ondo, Director General, Sonagas  

Yona Killagane, Managing Director, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation  

Hussein ElHag, Director, AFREC  

Tim O'Hanlon, Vice President African Business, Tullow Oil  

To ensure your attendance at Africa Energy Week, book online or contact Mark Kundu on +44 20 7978 0015 or [email protected]    

Africa Energy Week is a natural extension to CWC Group's Africa portfolio including Nigeria Oil and Gas, Gulf of Guinea, Algeria Energy Week, Nigeria Infrastructure, Oil & Gas Equatorial Guinea and Intergas, Egypt. 

Resource Mobilization Seminar  

The Institute of Fundraising and Resource Development Network (IFRDN) is pleased to invite you to a Regional Seminar which will be held at the St. Francis Spiritual Centre on Kasarani/ Mwiki Road off Nairobi - Thika Road from 8th to 11th June 2009.     

This Workshop will be a follow up to a successful similar conference that was held at the SportsView Hotel and conference Centre Nairobi from 16th to 20th February 2009, which was attended by Participants from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.   

Our aim is to foster networking; developing sustainable organizations; developing staff capacity; resource mobilization and efficient utilization. In addition, we are out to enable development organizations to share from their diverse experiences and learn new techniques in order to accelerate the pace of development.    

We have held Workshops in Uganda (Lweza Conference Centre), Tanzania (CCT-Dodoma) and Kenya (Sportsview Hotel and Confrence Centre).  Our vision is to spread this network throughout Africa’s Development Organizations to enable them share from their diverse experiences and learn new techniques in order to accelerate the pace of Development.    

Target Group: Data collectors, project researchers/assistants, administrators, trainers/facilitators of development workers, financial managers, company secretaries, heads of private and public institutions, boards of directors, members of the board and management committees, budget officers/project accountants, lay and religious leaders and resource mobilizers in various fields, land and settlement officers, human resource officers.     

For more information, contact 

Joseph O. Nyanga  

IFRDN-Seminar Co-Ordinator 

P.O. Box 24044-00100, GPO, Nairobi, Kenya  

Tel:  020-2520440   Mobile: 0720289618/ 0720590173/ 0726440906 

E-mail:  [email protected]  [email protected]  

7th ARB Meeting: Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa

Theme:   Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa
Date:      November 11 - 14, 2009
Venue:    Arusha Tanzania


Founded in 2001, IREN has organized over 72 high profile forums and hosted over 4,500 delegates from across the globe with varied professional background. These have included high school and university students, farmers, civil society leaders, journalists, policy makers and business leaders who met to discuss issues focused on Africa’s economic development.

The economic and governance crisis in Africa has been blamed on colonialism, poor institutions and bad leadership. Africa’s founding fathers are blamed for having adopted a ‘forgive and forget policy’ as opposed to focusing on restitution. African challenges have also been blamed on questionable measurement benchmarks, ethnic clashes and lack of indigenization of the African economy.The 7th ARB meeting will address the theme “Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa” by seeking to answer the following fundamental questions:-

1. How has political leadership in Africa affected governance and prosperity on the continent?
2. What role has foreign countries played in the governance and prosperity dilemma facing Africa?
3. Do we need new institutional structures to better govern African countries?
4. Are Africans doing enough to build their own governance and prosperity structures?
5. What standards of measurement should Africa adopt in its quest for better governance and prosperity?

IREN invites scholars, politicians, policy makers, civil society members and business leaders among others to the 7th African Resource Bank Meeting to brainstorm on the above theme.

For details contact [email protected] cc [email protected] or call +254 20 2731497, Fax +254 20 2723258

3rd IREN Eastern Africa High School Debate

The IREN Eastern Africa High School Debate provides a forum for high school students from East Africa to apply basic economic principles to topical policy issues. The program aims at inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship and business thinking among youth from an early age and to promote Kiswahili as the business language in East Africa.

Previous themes covered include; The Effects of Corruption, Privatization and New Technology on a Nation’s Economy and The benefits and challenges facing the East Africa Cooperation and how to enhance this cooperation. This year’s theme is ‘Save to invest and grow the economy.’ From 2006, over 65 schools and 400 essay entries have been submitted for competition from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

For more details, email [email protected]

IREN Intra- East Africa Farmer Exchange

The regional food shortage puts  to test the ability of the government to plan and ensure food  security for its citizenry. Can farmers exchange ideas on value addition, profitability and independence from food aid?
The Inter Region Economic Network is proud to launch an East Africa farmer exchange program. Phase 1 of this program will target farmers from East, West and Central Kenya.

 For more details, email [email protected]

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