The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR), recognised by clause 110 of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) framework document and whose objectives are generally in consonance with the NEPAD initiative, is a voluntary organisation of 28 African utility regulators. In conjunction with the AUC, it is working towards getting more members and the establishment of regulators in countries where they are yet to be established. It was formally established in November 2002 in Pretoria, South Africa. AFUR’s vision is to be the African Forum for effective utility regulation with the mission of facilitating the development of effective utility regulation in support of Africa's infrastructure development. The general objective of the capacity building programme in support of the AFUR was to contribute to the development of effective power sector regulation in Africa through facilitating the harmonisation of regulatory policies, as well as an exchange of information and experiences amongst regulators. The project consisted of providing technical assistance and capacity building to the AFUR Secretariat and to its members, through two studies and several training sessions and workshops with: • Organisation of power market structure and model including PPP aspects (financial and legal, risks, options etc.) - with a 5 day training session/workshop in Gambia in June 2010; • Comparison of supply cost and electricity selling price with a 5 day training session/workshop in Kenya in March 2011; • Regulatory aspects concerning quality of service – with a 3 day training session in South Africa in July 2011. The team was composed of two key experts (Team Leader and Power Sector Regulation Expert) as well as two local power sector consultants (in charge of the collect of the information in the country that is part of the study), an administrative assistant and 6 men-months of short-term specialists. * Full list of the beneficiary countries: South Africa and other beneficiary countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

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