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Natural resources taxation

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Victoria is a lawyer and an Energy and Mining expert, 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 (Dundee, UK). Victoria is the Founder of a charity NGO, the African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative. She is the CEO and lead consultant at Nalule Energy & Minerals Consultants. She is also an Energy & Natural Resources Law Lecturer at the University of Bradford, UK.

Victoria is enthusiastic about energy arbitration & dispute resolution. As such, she is an Energy Arbitrator at the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC), Turkey. She is a committee member at the International Law Association (ILA): and at Access for Women in Energy.

Victoria is an author and has widely published on topics relating to oil, gas, renewable energy, climate change, mining and International Arbitration. Her latest five books covering energy, mining, land access and Extractives, energy arbitration, and negotiation in 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 in Tanzania; the Southern African Development Community Secretariat in Botswana; International Arbitration Case Law in New York; Uganda Christian University; to mention but a few. She has also worked with both the private and public legal sectors.

She has presented as a speaker and panellist in several forums and conferences. She has also advised African governments on oil, gas and mining projects including training officials from the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company: leading a capacity building training for an international NGO OXFAM: 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; leading a team of energy experts in reviewing Energy/Mining laws and policies for countries such as Namibia, Ethiopia, Uganda etc.

Victoria has an active YouTube Channel and Podcast 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. For more, visit

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A Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a holder of MSc in Oil and Gas Economics of the University of Dundee, Evans has a wealth of uninterrupted experience in Tax Administration spanning over two decades at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). He has held technical and managerial roles in business process re-engineering, quality assurance, auditing, withholding tax regimes (taxes at source), VAT, exemption regimes, advisory, business policy and international taxation. He regularly executed challenging assignments in various sectors including, mining, oil and gas, services, and policy development, among others. He has worked extensively with development partners on technical assistance (TA) missions, consultants and other stakeholders to deliver policy proposals for the extractives industry for Uganda. He is a member of the Multi-stakeholder group (MSG) of Uganda’s EITI Project, and the East Africa Revenue Authorities Technical Committee (EARATC).

He possesses invaluable knowledge and exposure in best practices in tax administration, and is passionate about delivering sustainable policy solutions for resource rich developing economies. He is currently Manager for Domestic Taxes Tax Appeals at the Tax Authority. Until recently, Evans has been the Manager in charge of Policy Management and Revenue Monitoring in the Petroleum Division at Uganda Revenue Authority. He is a Certified Trainer of Trainers, and lectures at the Tax Body’s Tax Institute.  He holds a Msc. Oil and Gas Economics, University of Dundee, Sept. 2014; Bsc. (Economics & Statistics), Second Upper, Makerere University, 1994; Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Dec, 2016; Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), December 2011; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), December 2011; Postgraduate Diploma in Revenue and Tax Administration (PODITRA), 1997.


Taxation of the petroleum and mineral industry has some unique aspects, considering that often the resources are owned by the state. These resources provide vast sources of revenue for resource rich countries.  The main functions of natural resources taxation include distribution of benefits; rent extraction; financing government expenditure; demand management; impact on the economic environment. The revenues generated from the sector have often contributed to financing government expenditures in resource-rich countries. A good tax regime should possess some attributes including stability, efficiency, equity, neutrality, risk sharing, clarity and simplicity.  This 3-day Masterclass will introduce the participants to the various options for taxation of petroleum and mineral resources. They will understand the fiscal options of resource taxes and corporate taxes: for the petroleum sector; large-scale mining sectors; and the unique taxation issues associated with Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining. The key questions to be addressed in this course include:

  • How can governments balance the need for petroleum and mineral taxation with the need to attract investments?
  • How can governments utilise different taxes to benefit from Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining?

Duration of Training

3 Days

Who Should Study This Course?

  • Tax practitioners
  • Auditors
  • Accountants
  • Legislators
  • Policy makers
  • Energy activists
  • Regulators
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Non-energy professionals leading energy professionals
  • CEOs seeking to acquire sector knowledge