10 Nov 2023 Report launch — Kampala, Uganda

Energy Policy Review of Uganda

Background information

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is pleased to launch its first ever Energy Policy Review of Uganda, in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The report will be launched at a special event in Kampala, Uganda, by IEA Deputy Executive Director Mary Burce Warlick and Uganda’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Ruth Nankabirwa.

The event will include a presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the report by IEA Africa Programme Officer Syrine El Abed, as well as a panel discussion with technical experts from the Ministry and local energy stakeholders.

Participants include government representatives and key energy stakeholders from the private sector, international organisations and civil society. A keynote speech will be given by Norway’s Ambassador to Uganda Anne Kristin Hermansen.

About the Uganda Energy Policy Review

Following a close and productive collaboration between the government of Uganda and the IEA, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development decided this year to draw on the IEA’s expertise to support the development of the country’s Energy Transition Plan. The IEA’s Energy Policy Review of Uganda serves as a situational analysis to provide historical knowledge and recommendations that will feed into the Energy Transition Plan, which will be launched later this year during the COP28 climate change conference in Dubai.

The Energy Policy Review aims to support Uganda as it works to chart its path forward. This includes achieving its goals to eradicate energy poverty, developing its energy resources, promoting clean and sustainable energy, and bringing prosperity to all Ugandans – as set out by national targets and international agreements.