March 27-28, 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation (CUTS CCIER) would be organising a Regional Conference of the project entitled, ‘Capacity Building on Competition Policy in Select Countries of Eastern and Southern Africa’, (popularly referred to as the 7Up3 project) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 27-28, 2006.

The project is being implemented in seven countries of the region: Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Uganda, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Norway and the Department for International Development (DFID), The United Kingdom.

The Conference aims to share the findings of the research undertaken in each of the project countries on the prevailing competition scenario. The country research outcomes would be discussed with various stakeholders both within the region and at the international level, viz. the regional authorities, donors, intergovernmental organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs), and other key persons during the conference. This in turn, would help develop a regional perspective on competition policy and law in eastern and southern Africa.

Further the Conference would discuss issues in the interface of competition and regulation in key sectors like Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Telecom and Electricity, with an emphasis on the best way forward for the region.

Stakeholders opinion would be integrated in a session during the conference to develop a common understanding on the ways and means for promoting a healthy competition culture in Eastern & Southern Africa.

For further information please contact:
Rijit Sengupta
CUTS Centre for Competition Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS-CCIER)
D-217, Bhaskar Marg, Banipark,
Jaipur-302016, India
Ph: +91 141 228 22821
Fax: +91 141 228 2733
Mobile: +91 98292 85928