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EducationUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsThe Curse of Natural Gas Resources

The Curse of Natural Gas Resources

Energy in transition and the local perspective

Date + Location 30 June - 6 July 2019, Tanzania
Fee € 500
Level Final year BA / MA
Coordinator Dr. Bartjan Pennink

Energy is vital to every society and we see in the world significant changes in the use of energy. The Energy Academy Europe brings together relevant activities, partners and networks to work on the energy transition, therefore we will focus on the energy transition in this summer school as well. This indicates an active attitude towards energy transition.

During this summer school, which will take place in Tanzania, the focus will be on the study of what this transition means if we take the local perspective into consideration. In Tanzania enormous gas resources have been found, which opens the question if this gas will be extracted from the (deep) sea, and under which conditions this will occur. Furthermore, where will the revenues be directed?

By focusing on the local perspective we will raise key questions, such as:

  • How can local communities and local governmental agencies profit from these resources?;
  • How can Tanzania overcome the “curse” of an abundance of natural resources?;
  • How can local communities (in Tanzania, for example Lindi) contribute to overcoming this “curse”?


Dr. B.J.W. Pennink, University of Groningen
Dr. B. Mnzava, IFM, Dar es Salaam
Guest speakers will be announced soon.

Partners and sponsors

Institute of Finance Management, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Institute of Finance Management, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Laatst gewijzigd:05 april 2019 14:15