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 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.

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The speakers for this year’s summit have been drawn from different countries with a great track record in governance, the petroleum sector, oil and gas and the total management of natural resources. Last year’s speakers share some similarities with this year’s speakers. However because of the different theme, most are new. They are not only dynamic in their area of expertise, but wield extraordinary knowledge which when tapped into, will go a long way in shaping our developmental process toward excellence.



October 22-23, 2019 – Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra –  Ghana 

The 2019 Summit was held on the 22nd and 23rd October, 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra Ghana, under the theme “Optimizing Oil and Gas Resources in Africa: The Role of New Discoveries in the Continent’s
Development Agenda”.

It recorded an increased participation from 286 in 2018 to 351 in 2019, representing countries from across the world, including Chana, Nigeria, Niger, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, ltaly, Norway, United States of America and United Kingdom.

The Summit was structured into key–note speeches, panel discussions and the presentation of a technical paper. Panel discussants and moderators were selected from diverse backgrounds to reflect a balance between government, industry, academia, civil society and the international community.