Dr Victoria Nalule

Energy and Mining Professional & Consultant

Victoria is an Energy and Mining professional & consultant with extensive experience working on various projects in the different parts of the Globe. She is a holder of a PhD in International Energy Law and Policy.

Victoria is the Founder and Executive Director of the African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative (AEMI). She is currently involved as a Research Fellow with the DFID-funded, Extractives Hub project, based at CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK.

Victoria is an author and has widely published on topics relating to oil, gas, renewable energy, climate change and mining in Africa. Her latest three books being, “Mining and the Law in Africa: Exploring the Social and Environmental Impacts”; “Energy Transitions and the Future of the African Energy Sector: Law, Policy and Governance”; and another book on “Energy Poverty and Access Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Regionalism”. She also has an upcoming book with Hart publishers focused on Land Law and Extractives.

Victoria offers extensive experience in the Energy and Mining sectors having worked with various institutions; regional and international organizations including assignments for The Queen Mary University of London (EU Energy Project); The International Energy Charter Secretariat in Belgium; The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York; the East African Community Secretariat (EAC) in Tanzania; the University of Dundee in Scotland; the Southern African Development Community

Secretariat (SADC) in Botswana; International Arbitration Case Law in New York (editor); Institute of Petroleum Studies-Kampala; Uganda Christian University; Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels (Editorial Board Member). 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.

She has presented as a speaker and panellist in several forums and conferences discussing topics concerning oil and gas; climate change, renewable energy, mining, energy poverty and access to mention but a few. She has also advised African governments on oil, gas and mining projects including appearing as an expert witness before the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters in Uganda; presenting comments on the South African Petroleum Bill before the country’s Policy Makers; reviewing and advising the Namibian government on their new Petroleum Bill just to mention but a few.

Victoria has an active YouTube Channel, i.e. Victoria Nalule and Podcast, i.e. Dr Victoria Nalule, both focused on energy and mining discussions. She is one of the few people who got her PhD in less than 3 years below the age of 30 years.