The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) CONFERENCE

5 – 7 March 2024

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Don’t miss the AFUR Conference

The Africa Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) will be hosting their 20th Conference and Annual General Meeting as an Official Side Event of the Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town from the 5 – 7 March 2024.


The opening up of public services to private participation is a complex and controversial issue. On one hand, private participation can bring in much – needed investment, expertise, and innovation to improve the quality and efficiency of public services. However, on the other hand, it can also pose risks to the public interest, including concerns over accountability, transparency, and the prioritization of profits over service delivery.

AFUR's Mission

The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) focuses on issues related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, transport, and water & sanitation industries, with a particular emphasis on issues that are common across sectors (but not necessarily limited to the primary focus sectors).  It aims to establish and foster co-operation amongst utility regulators on the African continent in support of Africa’s growth and socio-economic development.

AFUR is regarded as a key building block in the efforts of the African Union and its socio-economic programme, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in the integration and rebirth of Africa. AFUR’s vision and objectives are derived from Clause 110 of the NEPAD Framework Document, which recognises the establishment of the African Forum for Utility Regulation and regional regulatory associations.

AFUR's Mission

To facilitate the development of effective utility regulation in support of Africa’s infrastructure development.

AFUR's Mandate

To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members and between members and other relevant organizations
To act as an effective advocate for members by coordinating activities and increasing members’ influence with continental, sub-regional and national decision-makers
To collaborate with international partners, leaders and influence international decisionmakers.

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