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2016 Managing Power Sector Reform And Regulation Africa

Overview


How do we reform the power sector and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone, while still accelerating economic growth? The Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation short course at the GSB seeks to give managers and leaders working in this critical sector the ability to engage with this question.

Infrastructure utilities around the world are facing far-reaching changes. State-owned, vertically integrated, monopoly electricity industries are all being restructured to improve performance. Private sector participation is frequently on the agenda, including the introduction of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). New regulatory regimes are being put in place and reformed utilities need to deliver expanded and affordable services for the poor, while underpinning and supporting economic growth.

Leaders and managers in these sectors face complex new challenges. This short course on power sector reform and regulation is focused on Africa’s needs and exposes participants to the frontiers of international experience and to best practice in managing these changes and the new regulatory environment effectively. There is a strong emphasis in the course on economic regulation.

This course is offered by the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at the GSB, a leading centre of excellence and expertise in Africa and emerging economies.

Is this course for me?

Board members, managers and senior professionals in utilities, government, regulatory authorities, civil society and the private sector working in the electricity sector can all benefit greatly from this course.

Key take-outs

  • Explore international regulatory regimes and best practice in managing them.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to manage extensive restructuring and change in the electricity sector.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of regulatory frameworks and instruments to achieve the desired economic, social and environmental goals within the context of restructuring the electricity sector.
  • Facilitate the development of a peer network for on-going knowledge exchange.

Course information

This course runs in Cape Town on the GSB campus. For more information please contact the Executive Education department at the UCT Graduate School of Business on 0860 UCT GSB or email execed@gsb.uct.ac.za.

Dates:
10 - 14 October 2016

Tuition Fee:
R23 750