7th Africa Oil Governance Summit (AOGS) Action Points
The Africa Oil Governance Summit (AOGS) is the flagship programme of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) to discuss important governance and development issues on the management of oil and gas resources across Africa. AOGS thus brings together stakeholders within the oil and gas sector (public sector, local and foreign companies, academia, civil society, sub-regional, regional and international institutions, development partners, and the media) for these deliberations.
The 7th edition of the Summit (AOGS 2021) was held on 17th and 18th November 2021 in partnership with AB & David Africa, a Pan African law firm, under the theme, “The African Continental Free Trade Area and Africa’s Oil & Gas Industry: Opportunities, Threats, and the Way Forward.” The Summit focused on the strategies African governments can adopt to leverage the opportunities presented for optimal development of the upstream petroleum industry with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) mechanism. The dialogue also discussed strategies for oil-rich African countries to mitigate the economic threats posed by the energy transition by exploring the possible integration of renewable energy technologies and available markets within the context of AfCFTA.