Geopolitics and Africa’s just transition : What are the implications of the current global oil crisis on achieving a just transition?

Date: 14th July 2022 (2:00- 3:30pm ) SAT

Platform: ZOOM



The current global crisis occasioned by the war in Ukraine has led to a sharp increase in food and oil prices. For Africa, this is a major concern, as many countries do not have the adaptive capacity to cushion their populations. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), this crisis could push a further 1.8 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2022.

Africa is due to host the next global meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP27), which was widely viewed as Africa’s opportunity to provide leadership on the critical issue of low carbon development. However, faced with a global crisis, there are some key questions we have to grapple with ahead of COP27.

The African Centre for a Green Economy, is delighted to covene a high level dialogue with some of Africa’s most respected thought leaders, to deliberate on the impacts of the current global oil crisis on achieving Africa’s just transition.

This webinar entitled “Geopolitics and Africa’s Just Transition : What are the implications of the current global oil crisis on achieving a just transtion?” specifically aims to respond to the following questions:-

=>What does the global oil and gas crisis mean for the climate agenda and Africa’s economic transition?

=>How are African countries responding to the global crisis?

=> What governance mechanisms are required for African economies to be more resilient to such global crisis?

=> How will the outcomes of COP27 be affected by the current crisis?

ModeratorMs Ntsiki Mkhize  Social Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Facilitator


Dr. Mao Amis– Executive Director, African Centre for a Green Economy

Dr. Richard Munang – Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP Africa Office

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha – Executive Director, ACODE Uganda


The webinar is organised by AfriCGE; a Think Tank and innovation hub supporting the transition to a green economy in Africa. Through engaging with policymakers, business leaders and academia, AfriCGE is seeking to promote evidence-based policy implementation and the development of appropriate skills for the transition towards a green economy

For further information please contact: damalie@africancentre.org