The East African Community (EAC) comprises of five Partner States namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda with a combined population of over 146 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 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.
In this regard, the EAC has been holding the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition biennially since 2003 to promote exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The main objective of the Conference and Exhibition is to promote investment in the oil and gas sector by demonstrating to the world the potential that lies within the region and sharing information on the status of development of the sector in each Partner State.
The Conference 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.
The Conference and Exhibition programme integrates field excursions to selected sites in each Partner State for delegates to see the rich geological variety that the region possesses as well as the touristic attractions that the region is well known for. The exhibitions and field excursions have become a popular feature of the Conference, attracting more and more participants with each successive Conference.
EAPCE’17, themed: East Africa - An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization, will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. Technical papers, paper posters, e-posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating interactions among conference delegates. Field excursions to selected sites of geological and touristic importance in the region are being planned to give the delegates an unforgettable experience.
Mr. Pierre Barampanze
EAPCE'17 National Organizing Committee
Ministry of Energy and Mines
P.O. Box 745
Tel: +257 71 818 110 / 77 743 843