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  • Defending community rights
    Defending community rights

    AFIEGO staff and some refinery-affected people at Kyakaboga-Hoima, the resettlement site for the refinery-affected people. Families are going to lose income sources at the resettlement site. The site does not permit farming.

  • Working with women in extractives
    Working with women in extractives

    Women for whom government is not building houses construct huts at Kyakaboga-Hoima, the resettlement site for the refinery-affected people. AFIEGO works for such vulnerable women and families.

  • Defending access to justice
    Defending access to justice

    AFIEGO and the refinery-affected people during a mediation hearing for the refinery-affected people’s case against government. AFIEGO works for access to justice for the poor.

  • Youth and Extractives
    Youth and Extractives

    Over 100 youth and women leaders attend the National Youth and Women Leaders' convention in Kampala that was supported by AFIEGO. The youth are keen on demanding for transparency and accountability in the oil sector.

  • Adoption of clean energy
    Adoption of clean energy

    Leaders from Kasese, Kanungu, Rukungiri and Rubirizi district after a workshop on oil exploration, environmental rights and livelihoods in biodiverse Kasese district. The leaders called for harnessing of Uganda's clean energy sources.

  • Media and Extractives
    Media and Extractives

    Refinery-affected woman (L) being interviewed by Journalists on impacts of oil sector resettlement processes. AFIEGO works closely with journalists to strengthen their capacity to report on impacts of human rights' abuses of oil host communities.

  • Radio Talkshow
    Radio Talkshow

    Radio talkshow between AFIEGO, government and oil companies on ongoing oil sector infrastructural developments. The guests included: Ministry of Energy, Petroleum Authority of Uganda, Hoima District Land Board and all three Joint Venture Partners.

  • Environmental Conservation
    Environmental Conservation

    Participants from civil society, private sector, academia and others with certificates after a training on Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

  • Working with MPs from Bunyoro
    Working with MPs from Bunyoro

    Working with MPs: Bunyoro MPs including Hon. Banarbas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West (Kibaale district) MP and Chairperson, Bunyoro Parliamentary Caucus (far C), meet with oil-affected communities in Hoima district on effects of compulsory land acquisition.

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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.

Welcome to AFIEGO

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) is a public policy research and advocacy NGO  dedicated to influencing energy policies to benefit the poor and vulnerable.

Based in Kampala-Uganda, the organisation was born out of the need to contribute to efforts to turn Africa's energy potential into reality; and to ensure that the common man and woman benefits from this energy boom.

Through lobbying, research and community education, AFIEGO works with communities and leaders to ensure that energy resources are utilised in a way that promotes equitable development, environmental conservation and respect for human rights.

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