Africa Oil Governance Summit Concept Note, 2021

The Africa Oil Governance Summit (AOGS) is the flagship programme of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP). Instituted in 2015, the AOGS is convened annually in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The main goal of the Summit is to shed light and address pertinent governance and development issues pertaining to the management and use of oil and gas resources across the African continent. The AOGS thus creates an avenue for, and brings together, stakeholders in and outside the oil and gas industry across Africa and beyond to deliberate on efficient and effective approaches to engender sustainable and inclusive development through exploitation of Africa’s oil and gas resources. Speakers, panelists, and participants are drawn from the public sector (government/state institutions), the private sector (local and foreign companies/businesses), academia, Civil Society Organizations
(CSOs), sub-regional, regional, and international institutions, international development agencies/partners, and the local and international media. The Summit has, since 2015, recorded about 1,300 direct participants with the highest participation of 384 in 2019. This excludes virtual participants
who are engaged through both the electronic and social media. Like most events in 2020, the sixth edition of the Summit was not exempted from the impact of Covid-19. For the first time in the history of the AOGS, the 2020 edition was held virtually on account of the pandemic and the global restrictions on travels and mass gatherings. Notwithstanding, the 2020 AOGS recorded an average of 100 participants per panel session excluding participants on social media platforms…Click here to read or download full concept note