Held in Kigali, Rwanda
The sixth Annual General Meeting of the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association was held in Kigali, Rwanda from 5th to 7th September 2012. The meeting was hosted by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) at the Umubano Hotel.
The meeting brought together about 40 participants which included representatives from RURA, the four member regulators (NWASCO of Zambia, CRA of Mozambique, WASREB of Kenya, EWURA of Tanzania) and Lesotho Electricity (and Water) Authority who had provisional membership. Participants that attended as observers included representatives from the Directorate of Water Development of Uganda, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector National Coordination Unit of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water of Burundi, local Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) providers and GIZ from Burundi.
The meeting was structured around the theme ‘Strengthening the Regulator’ with an aim to improve regulatory effectiveness.
Day one of the programme focussed on the topics of
- Enforcing regulations
- Involving consumers for effective regulation
- Accessing Commercial Financing: Credit rating of Water Service Providers in Kenya
- Benchmarking the regulator
Day two focussed on updates from all member regulators and observers
Day three was dedicated to discussing business of the ESAWAS Regulators Association.
Download the workshop report
Presentations are available in the Members section.