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Capacity Building for a Reforming African Power Sector
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Capacity Building for a Reforming African Power Sector (Paperback)

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Capacity building for the power sector is an important national responsibility, which Governments in Africa need to seriously address. The inability of Governments to mobilize the required level of investment and commitment to the development and retention of a wide array of skills needed by the power sector is, in part, responsible for many of the difficulties that are faced by the region's electricity industry.



Under the aegis of the AFREPREN Capacity Building Theme Group, a regional study and four country studies (Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Ethiopia and South Africa) addressed the capacity building question in the African power sector. This volume presents the findings of the studies.



The studies analyse issues of manpower recruitment, training and retention in national power utilities. They also highlight the challenges and implications of capacity building initiatives in a reforming electricity industry and propose innovative options for capacity building in the region's power sector.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesEnergy industries & utilitiesElectrical power industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9781842772393  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mengistu Teferra is a Senior Advisor in Ethiopia's Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. He holds a MSc. Degree in Energy Studies from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, a Diploma in Electricity Distribution from the University of Trondheim, Norway, and a BSc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has held post of Head of the Department of Mines, Energy and Water Resources, Senior Energy Expert, and Energy Team Leader in the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation, and Engineer in charge of a hydro station in the Ethiopian power utility - Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. He is a leading Ethiopian energy analyst, and has authored numerous influential reports and publications on the energy sector of Ethiopia. Stephen Karekezi (B.Sc. and MSc.) is the Director of the African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN) as well as the Executive Secretary of the Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination (FWD), Nairobi Kenya. In 1995, he was appointed member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) co-managed by the World Bank, UNDP and UNEP. Mr. Karekezi is an engineer with post-graduate qualifications in management and economics. He has written, co-authored and edited some 87 publications, journal articles, papers and reports on sustainable energy development. In 1990, he received the Development of Association Award in Stockholm, Sweden in recognition of his work on the development and dissemination of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko, an energy efficient cooking stove.

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