Speakers / Panelists

Lead Speaker

Christina Katsouris

Associate Fellow
Chatham House

Christina Katsouris is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. She has written and co-authored several reports on the Nigerian oil sector during the past 15 years.

She has also taught oil journalism in Sao Tome and Nigeria. She has briefed various government departments and presented at events in London, Coventry, Washington DC, Cape Town and Sao Tome


Dr. Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood

Research Consultant
Stable Seas

Commander Tsietsi Mokhele

Founder Director and Chairperson
Elekhom Global

Abou Bamba

Executive Secretary of the Convention for Co-operation Protection and Development 
Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern African Region

Dr Robert McCabe

Assistant Professor and Course Director  
MA in Maritime Security Center for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University

Adekola Oyenuga

AO Blue Economy & Energy Consulting (AOBEEC)