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Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: Stakeholders' Policy Dialogue Forum
15 Dec 2006 - 16 Dec 2005
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UNEP Regional Office for Africa and DESA co-organized the Stakeholders' Policy Dialogue Forum, which was held in Addis Ababa from 15-16 December 2005. The Forum discussed strategies for implementing power sector reforms in sub-Saharan Africa in a manner that integrates economic, social and environmental concerns, with the objective of arriving at recommendations and options for better implementing reforms.

Energy experts from the African Union, African regional economic communities (ECOWAS, SADC and COMESA) as well as representatives from utilities, energy ministries and regulators from 19 sub-Saharan African countries participated. At the close of the meeting they adopted a two-page policy statement on power sector reform in Africa.