Dr. Victoria R. Nalule
LL.M (Dundee), Ph.D (Dundee)
Senior Research Fellow | Mining Law and Governance
Victoria is a Senior Research Fellow in Mining Law and Governance at the OGEES Institute. She holds a PhD in International Energy Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom. She was previously involved as a Research Fellow with the DFID-funded, Extractives Hub project, based at CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK. She also holds visiting lectureship positions in different universities including the East African University; Uganda Christian University; Institute of Petroleum Studies. Victoria is an Energy and Mining professional & consultant with extensive experience working on various projects in the different parts of the Globe. She has presented short courses and trainings to different universities and institutes across the African continent including in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda just to mention but a few.
Victoria is an author and has widely published on topics relating to oil, gas, renewable energy, climate change and mining in Africa. Her latest four 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 a recent published book with Hart publishers focused on Land Law and Extractives. She is the leading editor for an upcoming edited book project focused on ‘International Arbitration in the African Energy and Mining Sector’. This is a book by Palgrave, and it is expected to have over 50 book chapters.
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) and the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (Editorial Committee 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 etc.