Victoria is the founder and Executive Director of The African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative (AEMI). She is a lawyer and holder of a PhD in Energy Law and Policy; and LLM in Oil and Gas Law both from the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, UK. Victoria offers extensive experience in the African Energy and Mining sectors having worked with various international, regional and national organisations/institutions including assignments for: The Queen Mary University of London (EU Energy Project); The Energy Charter Secretariat in Belgium; The African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative (AEMI) in Uganda; The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York (Negotiation Support Portal); the energy department of the East African Community Secretariat (EAC) in Tanzania ; the University of Dundee in Scotland; the energy department of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Botswana; Extractive Resource Hub in the UK; International Arbitration Case Law in New York (editor); and NEM energy and mining consultancy in Uganda. She has also worked with both the private and public legal sectors of Uganda including Kakuru & Co. Advocates and the Anti-Corruption Court of Uganda.
Victoria is an author and has published on topics relating to oil, gas, renewable energy, climate change and mining in Africa. Her latest book being “Energy Poverty and Access Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Regionalism. She also has a forthcoming book focusing on mining and the law in Africa. Victoria has also participated as a speaker and panellist in several forums and conferences discussing topics concerning oil and gas; climate change, renewable energy, energy poverty and access just to mention but a few.