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The politics of oil and mining in East Africa
Date: 18 February 2016
Time: 09h30 - 12h30
Venue: Dessalegn Hotel, Cape Verde street (opposite the European Union Mission), Addis Ababa

Developing East Africa’s mining, oil and gas sectors has been a rollercoaster ride given the fluctuation in global commodity prices in recent years. Investment in the extractive industries has started contributing to growth and development in some regions, but risks worsening conflict in others.

There are many approaches to understanding resource extraction. The political settlements approach offers new perspectives on why extractive industries work well in some regions, but not in others.

This seminar is co-hosted with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis. It will present the findings and recommendations of a joint project on the impact of extractive industries on political settlements and conflict in East Africa. Speakers will highlight particular case studies to better understand and influence mining, oil and gas projects in East Africa.

Chair: Berouk Mesfin, Senior Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa

Speakers:

  • Kathryn Sturman, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Fitsum Weldegiorgis, Research Officer, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Joshua Laichena, Policy Analyst, Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis
  • Hannah Wangombe, Research Assistant, Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis
This event is made possible with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID). The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Venue:
Dessalegn Hotel
Cape Verde street (opposite the European Union Mission)
Addis Ababa
RSVP:
Mariamawit Wole
Phone: +251 11 515 6320
Email: mwole@issafrica.org
Enquiries:
Berouk Mesfin
Phone: +251 11 515 6320
Email: bmesfin@issafrica.org
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