Much has been made of ways in which Africa may contribute or even lead the clean energy revolution, and green bonds just may be the answer.

As a sustainable and clean energy advocate, I’m very interested in the methods different countries adopt towards universal access to affordable and clean energy…


Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, and SDG7 “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”…may seem to be at opposite ends of the development spectrum. …


South Sudan is on track to becoming a major player in Africa’s oil and gas sector again. Though Africa’s youngest country, South Sudan has long been an oil and gas producer, with oil companies operating under North Sudan before 2011. Production has plunged in recent years, however, as South Sudan…


There is a popular African adage, “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.” And there can be no greater current representation of this than the 2017 conflict between the Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum…


A portion of the Dodd-Frank Act, considered an important element of curbing corruption in the oil and gas sectors, has been dismantled by a senate vote and support from President Donald Trump.

Originally published as part of Centurion Knowledge Series on February 28, 2017

On Feb. 14 2017, President Donald…


Africa’s refineries are unable to meet the region’s increasing demand for petroleum products. Investment in this critical sector would reduce dependence on imports, ease the burden on public finances from subsidies, and create new job opportunities. This article examines the current state of African refining and the benefits of increasing capacity through private investment.

Originally published as part of the Centurion Knowledge Series on August 24, 2016

Africa is the continent with the least number of oil refineries in the world, an under-utilized 46, in a highly competitive market where a single country, the United States of America has about 140 refineries. As the…


This past week, I attended the African Development Bank — Civil Society Forum in Abidjan, as a guest of the West African Civil Society Institute, sponsored by the Mandela Washington Fellowship and the International Research & Exchanges Board. …


A few months ago I led a Leadership & Management Training for a multinational infrastructure company with offices across Africa. During a session on Diversity and Gender Sensitivity, I learned that the company had a staff strength of 180 in their Ghana office, out of which only 8 were women…

Adaku Ufere

Feminist | Woman in Energy | Reality TV Enthusiast | Award winning Lawyer | Bibliophile | Liberal...in no particular order

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