• Makerere, Uganda
  • University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  • NTNU + NMBU, Norway


Capacity building to promote Sustainable Governance of Petroleum Resources, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in East African Communities

East Africa is currently exploring oil and gas for commercial production to fuel socio-economic growth and development. However, there are concerns and criticisms over current and future oil and gas activities from environmentalists, human rights activists and development practitioners due to numerous socio-ecological and livelihood challenges which if not addressed may lead to marginalization, environmental degradation and increasing poverty levels. These challenges are exacerbated by weak institutional capacities and lack of skilled workforce. Through this project new education and research programs will be designed to address the often conflicting claims between biodiversity conservation, livelihood security and petroleum exploration and production.