Hon. Eng. Andrew Kamau

Ministry of Petroleum & Mining, Kenya

Principal Secretary

Andrew Kamau is the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. He has been instrumental in the rapid uptake of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a primary cooking fuel. 80% of Kenya’s population, despite the advances in electricity access (75%) still cooks with charcoal and fire would. This leads to serious indoor pollution and negatively impacts the health of especially women. In addition, Andrew has embarked on the acquisition of geological data in the Petroleum and mining sector. This is with a focus on minerals for the 4th Industrial revolution. Energy minerals that are important for energy transition. Before joining the Government of Kenya in 2015, Andrew has worked in various capacity in the energy and mining sectors for 25 years. In this time he has worked for multinationals in East Africa and major trading organizations in Europe. He was active in the power sector in Democratic republic of Congo and has been the public officer in a Canadian listed resource company. Currently he is on the board of a Kewberg Cables and Braids in South Africa, a specialty cable manufacturer and Khulaco (PTY) Ltd, one of the HDSA companies in possession of a South African petroleum import license and has been a director Sallies Ltd, a JSE listed company, involved in the mining of Fluorspar in South Africa.

Sessions With Hon. Eng. Andrew Kamau

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Unlocking Africa's Oil & Gas Resources

    Panel Gas & LNG
    Sub-Saharan Africa boasts abundant oil and gas resources, a population that is expected to double by 2050, and some of the highest GDP growth rates in the world. While renewables will be an important component of the region’s energy future, more critical for the region, which grapples with endemic energy and economic poverty, will be its ability to monetize natural oil and gas resources to support government revenues, livelihoods, and economic diversification. How do global energy transition considerations affect the major projects that are in the pipeline and new prospects for the region? What local factors and decisions, such as government policies, technology choice, and access to finance can hinder or accelerate their development? What are the prospects for gas, not only for export, but also for domestic markets?