Visiting Research Scholar, School of Geography and Sustainable Development


Dr Muhongo is a Tanzanian lawyer and consultant in the energy and extractive industry. He completed his Doctorate at the Centre of Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, where he conducted interdisciplinary comparative research on policy development in the extractive industry and its impact on the energy transition. Dr Muhongo is currently a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique. He has also served as a guest editor for the Global Energy Law & Sustainability Journal, published by the Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom, on the impact of COVID-19 on the energy transition series. He is also a visiting research scholar at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews. He has given Master Classes and presented in international conferences on issues on the energy transition, energy justice, local content policies, oil and gas industry, mining industry, critical mineral development, and mining sustainability. Dr Muhongo holds a Ba (Law) and LLB both from the University of Pretoria in South Africa as well as an LLM in International Oil and Gas Law and Policy and a PhD from the Centre of Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee.

Selected publications

Muhongo, R.S., 2020. Energy Justice: A Local Content Analytical Framework for Sub-Saharan Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Picking Up the Slack: Kenya And Tanzania’s Energy Sectors. Global Energy Law and Sustainability 1.2 (2020): 223–227 DOI: 10.3366/gels.2020.0032 © Edinburgh University Press

Muhongo, R.S., 2020. Local Content Policies in the Energy Transition Era in Africa: A Case Study of the East African Oil and Gas Industry. In Energy Transitions and the Future of the African Energy Sector (pp. 311-340). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.