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EAC Partner States reaffirm their commitment to advancing renewable energy sources and addressing fossil fuel challenges in the region

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 14th February, 2024: East African Community (EAC) Partner States have reaffirmed their commitment to enhance energy efficiency and exploit wind, solar and geothermal energy as sustainable energy sources for the region.

Partner States have subsequently embarked on various initiatives in an effort to tap into the potential of renewable energy and energy conservation, such as review of national renewable energy laws, implementation of energy management regulations, national strategies and standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and promotion of energy efficiency and conservation.

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Kampala readies to host 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2023

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th March, 2023: The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu has confirmed preparations were in the final stages as Uganda readies to host the 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, 2023.

“I take this opportunity to welcome our distinguished guests and participants from all the seven Partner States and beyond to the 10th edition of the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition that Uganda will host from 9th to 11th May, 2023 at Serena Hotel in Kampala,” said the Minister. 

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Preparations in High Gear for the 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2023

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 07th October, 2023: The 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2023 (EAPCE’23) will be held from 9th to 11th May, 2023 in Kampala, Uganda.  

The conference organized by the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and the EAC Partner States is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants. 

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15th EAC Sectoral Council Meeting in Energy currently underway

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania 8th February, 2022: A four-day East African Community Sectoral Council on Energy is currently underway via hybrid format. 

The overall objective of the Sectoral Council on Energy is to review the progress made in the sector in implementing Council decisions and to consider other issues of regional importance in the areas of New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Efficiency, Fossil Fuels and Power Sub-sectors. 

The Sectoral Council started today with the Session of Senior Officials which runs from 8th to 9th February, 2022 followed by the Coordination Committee (Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries) on 10th February, 2022, and the Ministerial Session on 11th February, 2022. 

Among the items on the agenda are consideration of reports on: the Status of implementation of the previous directives/decisions of the Sectoral Council; Centre of Excellence for the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency (EACREEE); New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency, and; Establishment of the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 

In addition, the Sectoral Council will discuss the new date of the 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2021; Study on analysis of petroleum policies, legal and regulatory frameworks in the region and Power Supply Situation and the Status of Implementation of the East African Power Master Plan. 

Addressing the opening session of Partner States’ Senior Officials, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, said that the energy sector was critical in facilitating the economic activities and contributing to the growth of the EAC integration.  

“We look to you for guidance in steering this sector to play this important role and to align it with the aspirations of the Community for increased access and availability of sufficient and reliable energy services that are competitive,” said Hon. Bazivamo.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Peter Owaka
Senior Public Relations Officer
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 768 552087
Email: sowaka [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

Group Picture: Seated left to right: Eng. Man’arai Ndovorwi from Regional Energy Regulators Association; Graham Ching’ambu, the Program Manager - Infrastructure, European Union in Zambia; Dr. Mohamedain Seif Elnasr, the Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA based Regional Association of Energy Regulatory Authorities in the Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA; Mark Kwai Pun, the Team Leader of the renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency at the IOC; Nganikiye Balthazar, Burundi’s Director General of AREEN; and Prof Okure from the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREE).

Eastern Africa- Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Regions discuss facilitating regional energy market

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 21st June 2019: The Energy and Communication Experts from the Eastern Africa-Southern Africa-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) Regions concluded today in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, a five-day meeting that discussed facilitation of regional energy market and enhancing communication and visibility of the Project on Enhancement of a Sustainable Regional Energy Market (ESREM) in the three Regions.

The Energy and Communication Experts, who were holding their fourth meeting of the Programme Technical Steering Committee (PTSC) of the Project on Enhancement of a Sustainable Regional Energy Market in the Eastern Africa- Southern Africa-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) Regions, among others, considered and adopted the Second Progress Annual Report (2018–2019) of the Project; considered the Status of Implementation of the Consultancy to Develop a Synthesized Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP-EA-SA-IO); received the report on the Implementation of the Communication and Visibility Plan of the Project; as well as the report on the status of implementation of the Consultancy on the RERA Transformation Strategy.

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Ministerial Session of the 14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy called off in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th June 2019: The Ministerial Session of the 14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy was today called off due to lack of quorum at the EAC Headquarters.

The Rules of Procedure for the Council of Ministers provide that quorum of the meeting of the Council is all Partner States’ representation. The representation at the Ministerial Session of the Council requires a Minister or Ministers designated by that Partner State.

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14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy underway in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania 3rd June, 2019: A five-day East African Community Sectoral Council on Energy meeting is currently underway at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The 14th Sectoral Council meeting started today with the Session of Senior Officials which runs from 3rd to 5thJune, 2019 followed by the Coordination Committee (Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries) on 6thJune, 2019, and the Ministerial Session on 7thJune, 2019.

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9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 opens in Mombasa

Kenya to make its first shipment of crude oil in June 2019

 Recent Discoveries Show Very Impressive Results in the region, asserts EAC Official

 East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 8th May 2019: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, Hon. John Munyes on Wednesday 8th May 2019 graced the official opening of the 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019, themed East African Region - the destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation.

The Cabinet Secretary disclosed that Kenya was on course with the discovery of oil and the country is expected to ship its first 200,000 barrels of crude oil in June 2019 after hitting the 200,000-barrel mark set by the government for it to be able to ship out the product. The Cabinet Secretary also disclosed that Tullow Oil had so far transported 87,000 barrels of crude oil to the refineries storage tanks in Mombasa. 

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Mombasa readies for 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE'19)

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 06th May, 2019: The 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE’19) is set to be held in Mombasa, Kenya at the PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa from 8th to 10th May 2019.

The 9th edition of the biennial oil and gas regional event, themed East African Region - the destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation, will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. Technical papers, posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating interactions among conference delegates.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 9th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE'19)

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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

9TH EAST AFRICAN PETROLEUM CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2019 (EAPCE'19)

THEME:  "East African Region: The Destination of Choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to Enhance Socioeconomic Transformation"

 DATES: 08 - 10 May 2019

THE CONFERENCE:

The East African Community (EAC) comprises of six Partner States namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda with a combined population of over 168 million. The broad goal of EAC is economic, social and political integration so as to create wealth in the region and enhance competitiveness through increased production, trade and investment. Thus, the EAC seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of East Africa through its mission of widening and deepening integration and a vision of a prosperous, competitive and politically united East Africa.

Given the importance of energy in realizing this vision, the EAC Partner States have agreed to cooperate in joint exploration and development of energy resources found within the Community and to promote investment within the sector. The EAC Partner States seek to promote exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the most optimal way for the mutual benefit of East Africans.

The East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition offers a wide range of technical presentations reflecting developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa and around the world. The Conference provides a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region. It gives stakeholders in the oil and gas sector an opportunity to interact with EAC senior government officials and decision makers.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are invited on the range of topics outlined below. Presenters should submit an abstract of not more than 500 words in length using Times New Roman font type of size 12, with 1.5-line spacing.

EAPCE'19 Conference Topics:

A: Exploration and Development

  1. Licensing regimes
  2. East African Rift Basins
  3. iii. East African Coastal Basins
  4. Offshore Exploration Opportunities
  5. Exploration in inland Basins
  6. Petroleum Data Management

B: Commercialization and Infrastructure Development

  1. Meeting the Regional petroleum needs
  2. Crude Oil and Refines Petroleum Products Pipelines
  3. iii. Exploring on Exportation and Refining Options for Crude Oil
  4. Natural Gas and LPG Infrastructure development
  5. Oil and Gas to Power Projects

C: Economic and Financial Aspects of Petroleum Projects

  1. Field Development and Reservoir Management
  2. Financing of Oil and Gas Projects
  3. iii. Oil and Gas Markets and Impact of global prices
  4. Petroleum Fiscal Regimes

D: Cross Cutting Issues

  1. Managing Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) and Social Impacts on Oil and Gas Operations
  2. Local Content - Capacity Building, Goods and Services in the Oil and Gas Industry
  3. iii. Policy, legal and Regulatory Framework
  4. Technological Advancement
  5. Petroleum Revenue Management and Governance
  6. Supporting Infrastructure for Oil and Gas Development
  7. vii. Managing Stakeholder Expectations


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

All submitted abstracts must focus on the conference theme and topics.

The author’s biography and a passport size photograph must accompany each Abstract.

Biographies shall be limited to 150 words and shall be written using complete sentences in the 3rd person and should contain information on position, career history, education and professional achievements.

Multiple abstract submission is PERMITED

Abstracts submission will be done online through the EAPCE'19 website, www.eapce19.eac.int.

The submission platform will close at midnight 31st December, 2018 GMT+3.

Important Conference Dates:

Event

 

Date

Open Submissions of Abstracts

 

1 October 2018

Open Registration

 

30 October 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline

 

31 December 2018

Notification of Acceptance

 

28 February 2019

Exhibition Booth Hire Deadline

 

30 April 2019

Conference Start

 

8 May 2019

Conference End March

 

10 May 2019

For more information on EAPCE’19, visit the conference website: www.eapce19.eac.int

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org


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