David Aled Williams

Principal Adviser (U4) and Senior Researcher (CMI)

Norad has been engaged in capacity building and provision of technical support to the Afghan Ministry of Mines since 2007. A part of this engagement relates to the development of the Afghan Hydrocarbons Law, and commercialization of gas and oil reserves through an international bidding process. The Afghan oil and gas industry has been in production since the mid 1980s, but is in need of major investments. This risk assessment was aimed at providing advice to Norad for possible future engagement in the Afghan hydrocarbon sector.