The Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA) was officially launched in 2009 and came officially into existence by signing of its constitution by seven energy regulators from COMESA countries, namely Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and Sudan. Uganda joined RAERESA in 2013 and Seychelles and Zimbabwe joined in 2015. This brings the total number of the countries with full membership status to ten (10) out of the 14 countries which have so far established their energy regulators. Burundi, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zambia have observer status.
The other five COMESA countries which have not yet established energy regulators but they are in the process of establishing their regulators are Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Djibouti and Libya. They are associate members of RAERESA.
The main objectives of RAERESA are to:
RAERESA is key element and one of the arms of the COMESDA energy programme whose main thrust is to promote regional cooperation in energy development, trade and capacity building. The intention of the programme is to facilitate development of regional energy infrastructure and trade in energy. Moreover, policy and regulatory harmonization is key component of COMESA energy programme.
Key achievements of the COMESA/RAERESA include the following:
Mohamedain E. Seif Elnasr (Ph. D.)
Chief Executive Officer ad.interim
Regional Association of Energy Regulators
for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA)
Ben Bella Road, P.O. Box 30051, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: +260 211 229725/32 – Ext 7378
Fax: +260 211 225107
Mobile: +260 â€“ 977 – 456204