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Can democracy save Ghana from the oil curse?

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A two-day conference exploring how Ghana can avoid the resource curse phenomenon through its Petroleum Revenue Management Regime

Given the trajectory of some oil and gas producing countries’ experience with the ‘resource curse’ phenomenon, one wonders whether Ghana as a developing country will be able to escape a similar fate with its new found oil wealth. This two-day conference is to provide a platform for experts, stakeholders, researchers, private sector organisations, NGOs and the public to discuss and explore avenues on the efficient management and exploitation of Ghana’s oil and gas resources as a key contributor to the country’s socio- economic development.


ALEX MOULD - CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (2013-2017)

NANA TETRETE OKUAMOAH SEKYM II - Paramount Chief of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, Western Region, Ghana

JOHN DARKO - The legal consultant drafting the National Gas Act for Ghana’s Gas Industry. Partner at a Darko, Keli- Delataa & Co. Lecturer at GIMPA Law Faculty

JUSTICE DR. RICHMOND OSEI-HWERE - Justice of The High Court, Ghana with expertise in Oil & Gas Law. Adjunct lecturer – Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Adjunct lecturer - Ghana school of Law (Kumasi campus).

DR. RAINER AKUMPERIGYA - Law Lecturer, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) School of Law, Ghana. Legal Practitioner and Senior Partner at Partners & Associates, Ghana.

DR. EDDY WIFA - Legal Practitioner and Oil and Gas Lecturer, Nottingham Law School.

MENA ABAFFOE YALLEY - Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom.

REBECCA AMPONSAH - Legal Practitioner and Doctoral Researcher, University of Aberdeen

OLUBUNMI ONAFUWA - Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom.

PRISCILLA ARABA COURNOOH - Branch Manager, Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd. Dansoman Branch, Accra, Ghana

Tuesday 29th October, 2019

Plenary Session 3.45 pm-6.45 pm, University of East London, Docklands Campus, London.

Wednesday 30th October, 2019

Workshop 4.45 pm - 6.45 pm, University of East London, University Square, 1 Salway Place, London E15 1NF.

Register for the event here.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:00 to Wednesday, 30 October 2019 16:30

Stratford Campus

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