AFSEC-Harmonisation of Electrotechnical Standards in Africa

The AFSEC was created in February 2008 as a result of a collaborative effort among stakeholders since 2005, and underpinned by a declaration of the Conference of African Ministers of Energy held in Algiers on 17 February 2008.

The mission of AFSEC is to promote, through its members, the inter-African cooperation for everything related to standardisation and related problems, such as the assessment of the compliance with the standards, in the fields of electricity, electronics and related technologies. Its activities cover electronics, magnetism and electromagnetism, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunications, the generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of electrical energy, as well as general related subjects, such as terminology and symbols, electromagnetic compatibility, metrology and the aptitude for the function, operating safety, studies and development, safety and the environment.

The overall objective of the project is to increase the capacity of African electrotechnical industry to implement common standards in support of increasing access to and use of electricity throughout Africa.

Status M&E and Closed [ From 2017-03-16]
Region Sub Saharan Africa
Project type Regional
Sector Strengthening Export-oriented services
Applicant AFSEC
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