Hon. January Makamba

Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

Minister of Energy

Mr. January Makamba is a Member of Parliament and cabinet Minister for Energy in Tanzania. He previously served as Minister for Environment and Union Affairs and also Communication, Science and Technology. Before entry into politics, Makamba was a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later served in the State House as Senior Aide to President Jakaya Kikwete. As backbencher in the Parliament, Mr. Makamba was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Energy and Minerals. Mr. Makamba is a recipient of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Democracy Award for civic innovation.  Mr. Makamba was also a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow.

Sessions With Hon. January Makamba

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    African Gas: Monetization with more gas – and less

    Conventional gas projects are progressing apace across Africa, including megaprojects in Mozambique and Senegal/Mauritania and the developments of major finds in countries that include Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Hydrogen projects are increasingly entering the investor spotlight. Africa also has the potential to generate carbon-offset credits from emissions reductions by protecting its forests. How large are the markets for these diverse ways of monetizing gas, what is driving them and where will the next opportunities be found?