Barisigara Didan


Didan is the founding partner of Kampala Energy Oil & Gas Consults, he is a lawyer by profession with specialization in the Extractive industry. He holds a Master of Laws in Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, UK. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society.

His experience in this area – both academic and practical – is relatively extensive. He posses skills in analysis, negotiation and documentation of transactions relating to the exploration, development and operation of oil and gas properties, including concession, drilling, development, production-sharing, joint-venture and operating agreements, as well as agreements for purchase, sale or exchange of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.

Didan has worked with a number of leading Law firms in Uganda in Strategic areas of research development and capacity building in relation to Oil & Gas. At Synergy Solicitors and Advocates now ENS Africa he was lead Associate in drafting and negotiating a number of agreements and offering enhanced legal advice to the firm on energy related matters.

At Crane Associated Advocates he was the legal Counsel in charge of energy Oil & Gas. He was mandated with the responsibility of supporting all legal affairs of the firm with a particular emphasis on all businesses, transactions and operations related to the Extractive Industry.

Didan is a prospective PHD student hoping to major in International Project Finance in the Oil & Gas industry. He is a part time lecturer of energy law at Uganda Christian University He is also the author of several leading oil and gas researched papers in areas of Power/electricity generation, transmission and distribution, Power Purchasing agreements(PPA), renewable energy, pipelines, gas processing plants and refineries.

Dr. Drake Kyalimpa [PHD]

1Drake is an applied research/policy economist whose current work focuses on economic growth and poverty alleviation, energy economics, input-output and social accounting matrix multiplier analyses, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, and applied econometrics.

He has keen interest in energy economics and has taught energy modeling and forecasting and supervised graduate research in energy economics and international business at the Universities of Abertay and Dundee. In addition, he has worked as a research analyst on educational grant based projects at the Universities of North Texas and Dundee.

Drake has won numerous research awards and scholarships which include: the UK Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS), the University of Dundee Economic Studies PhD Scholarship, and the University of North Texas Economics Department Graduate Studentship and Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Drake has over 10 years of working experience in economic research and research based grant projects. He has taught energy economics, applied econometrics, and open macroeconomics at the Universities of Abertay (UK); University of Dundee (UK), and University of North Texas (USA). Drake is exceptionally trained in economic policy research, modelling, and data analysis tools. Drake graduated with a PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee, UK; a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of North Texas, USA, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Makerere University, Uganda.

Martin Forman

2Martin is a competent individual with high commercial and technical competences in the power, oil & gas sectors. He started his carrier as an Intern working for wealth management branch of Goldman Sachs in Australia.

After graduation from Central Queens land university with MBA in financial management, he spent approximately 5 to 6 years working in investment banking branch of Unicredit Group (3rd largest banking group in EU prior to 2008 financial crisis) focused on energy related transactions in Central and Eastern European countries including Post-Soviet Union countries on M&A and Capital markets related transactions. While at Unicredit he was involved in transactions across the entire value chain in the Oil, Gas and Power sectors (including renewable energy).

Following his successful graduation from CEPMLP at University of Dundee with specialization in Petroleum taxation with distinction he joined Exploration and Access team in BP with mandate to screen globally for conventional and unconventional opportunities.

As part of the team he had an opportunity to work on projects across the globe for example Uruguay, Egypt, Russia, Greenland, Canada, China, Norway and Australia be it licence round or farm-in/ out. He was directly involved in all stages associated with the transactions either as a lead, contributor, peer reviewer or inform of assurance giving him opportunity to get exposure to different legal frame works globally including fiscal systems.

Abdoul Karim Kabèlè-Camar

3Abdoul Karim is a lawyer by profession with specialization in Energy, Mining, Petroleum and African Business Community Law, with particular emphasis on activities in ECOWAS and the Gulf of Guinea. He is also the Co-founder and president of the Guinea Mining Club which strives to facilitate a forum for constructive dialogue and collaboration between all stakeholders in the West-African extractive industry.

He holds an LLM degree (Diplome d’ Etude Approfondie – DEA) in Private Law from the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal); an LLM degree in African Business Community Law from the University of Bouake through the Institute of African Community Law – IDC (Ivory Coast) (with Distinction); and a dual LLM degree in Mineral Law and Policy and in Petroleum Taxation and Finance (with Distinction) from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) University of Dundee, United Kingdom. He is currently a PhD candidate at the CEPMLP undertaking research focusing on mining infrastructures development and regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Abdoul Karim is a part time lecturer at the African Institute for Mineral, Petroleum and Energy Resources (AIMPER) in 2013, he was a junior consultant in the World Bank’s project for Cote D’ivoire’s Mining Legal Framework Reform. Currently he is part of the Legal Research Team of the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) project by World Bank Legal Vice Presidency.Mr.

Adebowale (Debo) Alonge

Adebowale1 Adebowale holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria;  M.Sc. in Energy Studies with concentration in Finance from the Centre for Energy,  Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) University of Dundee, UK and now in  the process of completing his MBA at the University of North Carolina, USA..

He started his professional career with British American Tobacco as a Management Trainee  in marketing strategy after which he moved into investment management with Asset and  Resource Management Company (ARM). Following his education at the University of Dundee, Adebowale joined Total Nigeria as a supply analyst.

He has extensive knowledge of the global practices in the downstream sector including, petroleum product pricing, petroleum product contract negotiation, import logistics and depot management

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