The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) has been established as a voluntary forum with the aim to promote effective utility regulation in support of the development of African infrastructures. AFUR was initiated by more than 30 founding African utility regulators in November 2002 in Pretoria, South Africa. Strengthening power regional infrastructure and institutional capacities are one of the priorities of the AU-NEPAD (African Union- New partnership for Africa Development) Action Plan and a key element of the EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure. In order to aid the establishment of the NEPAD, the European Union has financed, under the 9th EDF, five technical assistance projects to support the Power Pools and the continental institution, the African Forum of Utility Regulators (AFUR). Given the desired result of the first technical assistance project, continuation of Technical Assistance in support of AFUR over the period 2012-2014 is envisaged under the 10th EDF. The purposes of this new project are as follows: ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR Secretariat to foster collaboration with sub-regional, African and international fora on energy sector regulation and with African Infrastructure Development Steering Committees; ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR Energy Sub-Committee in facilitating the exchange of information and experiences amongst African electricity regulators and in establishing common guidelines; ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR members Thus demonstrating the added value provided by AFUR to its members.

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