International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Affiliate Country Programme

IEC Affiliates

IEC Programme for developing countries


The IEC Affiliate Country Programme Leader

Role of the Affiliate Leader


The IEC Affiliate Leader is nominated by the IEC General Secretary to act as the Affiliates' collective voice to liaise with the IEC governing bodies. The Affiliate Leader is selected for his/her personal qualities and not by virtue of their country of origin.

The Affiliate Secretariat, based at the IEC Central Office in Geneva, supports the Affiliate Leader in:

  • submitting comments or proposals from affiliates to the relevant IEC Technical Committees/Subcommittees during the standardization process;
  • identifying issues in the work of the IEC relevant to developing and newly industrializing countries;
  • seeking a common position for affiliates and communicate this position to the relevant technical or management committees;
  • conducting Dialogue sessions on the Programme.


Affiliate Leader's reports


During IEC General Meetings, the Affiliate Leader conducts the Affiliate Heads of Delegations at IEC Council and represents all Affiliate Countries at the Standardization Management Board (SMB) and the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB). On a yearly basis, the Affiliate Leader submits a report on the Affiliate Country Programme to the SMB and CAB.


The Affiliate Leader's reports are available in the section Feedback from General Meetings.


As per 2018-01-01, the Affiliate Leader is Rojas Manyame.



Rojas Manyame


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Rojas Manyame

Rojas Manyame is General Manager of Regulation at the Electricity Control Board (ECB) of Namibia. He is also 1st Vice President of AFSEC and President of the Namibian National Electrotechnical Committee.

He holds a BSc (Honours) Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL). He is also a certified regulatory specialist.

Rojas has more than 30 years of professional experience in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) and has held various operational and managerial positions in electricity utilities in the SADC region (Southern African Development Community). Currently, he is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance by electricity licensees with regards to the technical, health and safety standards of the Namibian ESI. He is also responsible for the issuing of licences, tariff reviews and approvals for the Namibian ESI, in accordance with the Namibian Electricity Act 4 of 2007.