THE AFRICAN ELECTROTECHNICAL STANDARDIZATION COMMISSION, AFSEC has now been established as a result of a collaborative effort among stakeholders since 2005, underpinned by a declaration of the Conference of African Ministers of Energy held in Algiers on 17th February 2008.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF AFSEC?
In the field of electricity, electronics and related technologies, the African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission (AFSEC) is responsible for:
- Identification of existing standards and prioritization of standards needs,
- Harmonizing existing standards, through either the adoption of international standards; or where necessary their adaptation to African conditions,
- Where there is a need, identifying draft standards to be developed by the members of AFSEC for adoption, and
- Recommending harmonized standards for application by the appropriate bodies of the African Union.