Parallel session
Oil and gas: revenue mobilization

Parallel 2.2 | Room 1: Wednesday, 6 September 2023: 11:00-12:30 (UTC+2)

Revenues from oil and gas remain an important revenue source (sometimes the largest source). New producers, especially in Africa, aim to use the revenues for development. Yet oil and gas is also a primary source of emissions. Moreover, the revenue flows can be non-transparent, and outright theft is not uncommon. This session explores the issues in: Uganda’s new oil sector; reducing methane emissions in oil and gas production and the impact on revenues and health; oil theft both large and small-scale; and oil licensing, tax havens and corruption.


Kathryn McPhail | EnergyCC

Etienne Romsom | EnergyCC

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa | Zziyika and Associates

Audience Q&A


11:00-12:30 (UTC+2)

Levin, JörgenJörgen Levin | Chair

Associate Professor Jörgen Levin is a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute. Levin has developed an extensive research network both within international organizations, such as World Bank, and UNU/WIDER and within academic institutions such as the African Economics Research Consortium (AERC).

Jörgen Levin has worked extensively on African economies including topics such as economic growth, public debt, taxation, inequality and poverty.

Kathryn McPhailKathryn McPhail | Presenter

Kathryn McPhail is an energy executive with public and private sector experience in 40 countries. Former World Bank, oil gas and mining senior executive with FTSE 30 companies. Founder and CEO of EnergyCC, a shared platform for industry collaboration to achieve goals of Paris Climate Agreement.

Serves on Advisory Council of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, member of Singapore Institute of Directors, National University of Singapore Medicine International Council, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Etienne RomsomEtienne Romsom | Presenter

Etienne Romsom’s global career in the energy industry spans 33 years and his employments included Shell (23 years), DNV (4 years) and since early 2017 he has been focusing his work on the global energy transition as president of EnergyCC, based in Singapore.

He is an experienced technical and management consultant, with clients including World Bank Group, Oxford Policy Management and UNU WIDER. In April 2022 he was appointed Decarbonisation Project Director for IHI Corporation.

Kayizzi-Mugerwa, SteveSteve Kayizzi-Mugerwa | Presenter

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is Director in the Development and Research Department at African Development Bank. He was associated with the International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office in Washington, D.C.

During 2000-2001 he directed the project on Institutional Capabilities, Reform Ownership, and Development in sub-Saharan Africa at the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research.