AFSEC Events 2013
Third AFSEC general assembly - 29 August 2013 - Nairobi
THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the
AFRICAN ELECTROTECHNICAL STANDARDIZATION COMMISSION
DATES: 26 - 29 August 2013
VENUE: BOMA (RedCourt) Hotel - Nairobi, Kenya
Statutory Members and affiliate members of AFSEC, National Committees of the IEC in Africa and African countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme are hereby invited to submit their registration for delegates to participate in
*One additional delegate may be registered for each of the events, on application to the AFSEC secretariat, but acceptance will be subject to space limitations and on a first come, first served basis. You are therefore encouraged to register the names of your delegates as quickly as possible. Registration will close on 31 July 2013.
Delegates are requested to indicate clearly on the registration form whether they are attending the IECEE seminar, or the AFSEC General Assembly, or both events.
Should you not be in a position to advise the flight details when registering, please do not delay the submission of your registration. Flight details can be submitted later to email@example.com
Please note that unless otherwise advised individually, delegates are each responsible to arrange their own accommodation in Nairobi. A further, final announcement of the events will be sent to you during June, to confirm the venue and suggested options for accommodation. The organisers will follow up with each delegate individually after the closing date for registration to confirm travel and accommodation arrangements.
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28-30 August 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa
In August 2012, AFSEC will facilitate a workshop for stakeholders and practitioners to share the existing knowledge on what standards and practices exist to support rural electrification. Presentations on case studies from Africa will be invited and examined to understand what has been successful or otherwise and to understand why. The workshop will be co-located with meetings of the AFSEC technical committees to maximize the exchange of information among technical experts.
Please note that the duration of the event is now three days, from Tuesday 28th August to Thursday 30th August 2012.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DELEGATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OWN ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS AND PAYMENTS.
TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FROM O. R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE PREFERRED HOTELS ONLY.
House of Pharaohs
Radiance Guest Lodge and Conference Centre
Mercure Hotel Randburg
28-30 Août 2012, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
En Août 2012, l’AFSEC animera un atelier pour les parties prenantes et les professionnels afin de partager les connaissances existantes sur les normes et les pratiques en cours pour soutenir l'électrification rurale. Des études de cas en provenance d'Afrique seront présentées et examinées afin de comprendre celles qui ont été un succès ou sinon pourquoi. L'atelier sera co-localisé avec les réunions des comités techniques de l’AFSEC pour maximiser l'échange d'informations entre les experts techniques.
Veuillez s’il vous plaît noter que la durée de ces réunions a été réduite à trois jours, du Mardi 28 Aoűt au Jeudi 30 Aoűt 2012.
VEUILLEZ NOTER SVP QUE LES PARTICIPANTS SONT RESPONSABLES DE LEURS PROPRES ARRANGEMENTS POUR LEUR HÉBERGEMENT AINSI QUE POUR LE RÈGLEMENT.
LE TRANSPORT SERA ASSURÉ DE L'AÉROPORT INTERNATIONAL O.R. TAMBO AUX HÔTELS INDIQUÉS SEULEMENT.
House of Pharaohs
Radiance Guest Lodge and Conference Centre
Mercure Hotel Randburg
AFSEC – IECEx International Seminar - 28 November – 30 November 2012 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
The African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission (AFSEC) and the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx) in collaboration with the African Energy Commission of the African Union (AFREC), Union of Producers, Transporters and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa (UPDEA), the Côte d’Ivoire national standardization body (CODINORM), in partnership with the electrical utilities CIE (Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité) and CIPREL ( Compagnie Ivoirienne de Production d’Electricité) organize an international event for the benefit of Africa.
Séminaire international AFSEC – IECEx - 28 – 30 novembre 2012 à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire
La Commission Electrotechnique Africaine de Normalisation (AFSEC) – IECEx en collaboration avec la Commission Africaine de l’énergie de l’Union Africaine (AFREC), l'Union des Producteurs, Transporteurs et Distributeurs d'Energie Electrique en Afrique (UPDEA), l'organisme National de normalisation en Côte d’Ivoire (CODINORM) en partenariat avec la Compagnie Ivoirienne d’électricité (CIE) et Compagnie Ivoirienne de Production d'Electricité (CIPREL) organise une manifestation internationale au profit de l’Afrique.
AFSEC Events 2011
Speech by EUR. ING. Joab L Odeny, President, Kenya National Committee of the IEC
ELECTROTECHNICAL STANDARDIZATION WORKSHOP
5-6 SEPTEMBER 2011, NAIROBI, KENYA
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR REGISTRATION
In support of the harmonization of electrotechnical standards in order to facilitate the interconnection of the African power grid, the African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission (AFSEC) has planned from 5 to 6 September 2011 at Hotel RedCourt, Nairobi in Kenya, a capacity building workshop for Electrotechnical Standardization in collaboration with the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), AFREC (African Energy Commission) and AUC (African Union Commission).
AFSEC SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WORKSHOP - 10 – 13 AUGUST 2010, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Photographs from the event
The second general assembly of AFSEC took place at the Eskom Academy of Learning [Eskom Convention Centre], Midrand, near Johannesburg on 12th and 13th August 2010. It was preceded by a workshop on 10th and 11th August to consider the priorities for the standardization activities of AFSEC and to make proposals for the establishment the technical committees of AFSEC. This workshop thus marks the start of the operational activities of AFSEC.
a) the workshop, 10th-11th August
b) the second General Assembly of AFSEC, 12th -13th August.
- Working documents and presentations for technical workshop 10-11 August
- Working documents for general assembly 12-13 August
|Programme for the UPDEA Electrotechnical Standardization Colloquium
Monday 28th May 2007, International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
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THE AFRICAN ELECTROTECHNICAL STANDARDIZATION COMMISSION (AFSEC) INAUGURATION AND CONSTITUTIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS HELD IN ACCRA, GHANA - 26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2008
The Inauguration of the CGA was chaired by the Executive Director of the Energy Commission of Ghana, Dr. Alfred K. Ofosu Ahenkorah.
|The welcoming speech was given by The Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Board, followed by messages of support from the President of ARSO, and representatives of the IEC and CENELEC. To mark the occasion, a commemorative plaque was presented to AFSEC on behalf of the IEC.
An address by the UPDEA President, Mr J Ofedie, followed, in which he paid tribute to the members of the working group for the establishment of AFSEC, and the UPDEA Study Committee for standardization. In this and subsequent addresses by the Executive Director of AFREC, Dr Elhag, and by the representative of the African Union, M. Niyongabo it was evident that the establishment of AFSEC was widely perceived as necessary, and that AFSEC was poised to play an important role in the development of the continent. The Constitutive General Assembly was then formally opened by the Minister of Trade, Industry, PSI and PSD for Ghana, Mr. Joe Baidoo-Ansah.
|Members of the working group for the establishment of AFSEC
Back, left to right:
A.ANANI, UPDEA secretariat; P Johnson, Eskom, South Africa; D Agbanelo, Sec Gen., ARSO; C Okoro, SON, Nigeria.
Front, left to right:
Mrs. E Oduor, KEBS, Kenya; Dr H Elhag, Executive Director, AFREC; KOUTOUA C. CIE, Côte d’Ivoire
|The Management Committee will comprise:
The President, 3 Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, and 10 members being representative of the 5 sub-regions (2 for each sub region). AFREC and UPDEA will also hold permanent seats in the Management Committee.
M. KOUTOUA Claude: CIE, Côte d’Ivoire, was elected as President of AFSEC.
Charles Okoro: SON, Nigeria was confirmed as First Vice President [Technical Committees]
Mrs Evah Oduor: KEBS, Kenya was confirmed as Second Vice President [Conformity Assessment Committee]
GUEYE Mamadou: Proquelec, Senegal was confirmed as Third Vice President, with the special task of expediting the formation of national committees in member states.
The position of Treasurer has not yet been filled.
Delegates assembled after the opening of the Inauguration and Constitutive General Assembly of AFSEC by the Ghanaian Minister of Trade, Industry, PSI and PSD
|In addition to the elected officer bearers, the following National Committees represented at the CGA were confirmed as founding members in the Management Committee of AFSEC:
North Africa: Egypt, Libya
East Africa: Sudan, one more to be elected
Central Africa: None, two to be elected
West Africa: Ghana, Benin
Southern Africa: South Africa, one more to be elected
Elections for the vacant positions identified will take place in accordance with the statutes.
It is hoped that many more African States will soon form their national electrotechnical committees and become members of AFSEC.
KOUTOUA Claude, incoming President of AFSEC, being congratulated by the Secretary General of UPDEA, Eng. MUTIMA Sakrini
Paul Johnson: Eskom, South Africa, has been appointed as Executive Secretary of AFSEC