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Oil and Gas Conference Abuja: "Fuelling the World - Failing the Region"? (24-25 May, 2010)

Oil & Gas Conference Abuja

(from L: José Mba Abeso, Deputy Executive Secretary General, Gulf of Guinea Commission; Rolf Hempelmann, Member of German Bundestag, Charles Ukeje, University of Ile Ife, Abdoulaye Ly, Transparency International, Senegal”)

With new oil and gas finds in the region and increasing international competition about the world’s energy reserves, the perils of resource extraction are once more coming to the fore. The FES therefore held a high-ranking two-day conference in Abuja from May 25-26, entitled “Fuelling the World – Failing the Region? New Challenges of Global Energy Security, Resource Governance and Development in the Gulf of Guinea”. Participants were drawn from regional institutions, governments, parliaments, civil society, military, academia, and the media.
Among others, Dr. Emanuel Egbogah, Special Adviser to the President on Petroleum Matters, discussed his proposal to directly distribute 10% of Nigeria’s oil revenues to the Delta communities, Hon. Rolf Hempelmann, Member of the German Parliament and spokesperson for energy policy of the SPD parliamentary group, elaborated on Germany’s role and interest in this resource-rich region, and Peter Esele, President-General of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, commented on the restructuring of the oil and gas industry of Nigeria from a labour perspective. The conference papers and proceedings will be published in an edited volume to make them accessible to a larger audience and to deepen and further democratize the discussion about resources, governance, security and development.

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