Hon. January Makamba

Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

Minister of Energy

Mr. January Makamba is elected Member of Parliament and Minister of Energy in Tanzania. He had previously served as Minister of Environment and earlier Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology. Mr. Makamba graduated from Saint John's University, in Minnesota, USA, with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. And obtained a MSc in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason Universityin Virginia, USA. Previously he worked at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center (Carter Center) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and in Sierra Leone. Mr. Makamba was also a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the State House as Senior Aide to President Jakaya Kikwete until he was elected a Member of Parliament for his home-district of Bumbuli. In Parliament, before joining the government, Mr. Makamba served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Energy and Minerals. Mr. Makamba is a recipient of numerous recognitions including 2013 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, 9 March

  • 03:55pm - 04:35pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 09:55 pm - 09/mar/2022 10:35 pm

    Africa’s Energy Future: Transition - How & to what?

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    Buffeted by a historic recession in 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector experienced a challenging 2021, which COVID-19-related complications only exacerbated. Yet signs of recovery now appear on the horizon—more prominently in some locales than others. What progress was made in the past year, and what does the road ahead look like, with the energy transition looming as uncharted territory? What opportunities and challenges do global trends present, and how do they impact national initiatives and prospects for regional development? What policies should governments adopt to mitigate risks in the face of uncertainty and achieve national objectives?