About Us

The Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFRITAC South – AFS) is a collaborative effort between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), beneficiary countries, and external development partners aimed at providing technical assistance (TA) and cooperation in core macroeconomic and financial management areas to countries in the Southern Africa and West Indian Ocean region. The center provides TA and training to Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The mandate of AFS is to provide capacity-building assistance, facilitate the reform process in member countries, and support regional integration. As a regional center, which is close to the countries it serves, AFS offers several advantages including: (a) decentralized and better tailored delivery of TA to the particular needs of the region; (b) enhanced country ownership and accountability; (c) quicker and more efficient response to TA requests; (d) closer coordination with other TA providers in the region; and (e) more focused subject-specific and hands-on training for government officials.

AFS is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) composed of representatives of AFS countries and external development partners. The committee reviews the center’s annual reports, and endorses annual work plans§ and priorities. The center, which in August 2017 started its second phase of operations, has adopted a results-oriented approach to planning and managing its activities.

Staffing of AFS reflects member countries’ TA needs, with the composition of the team of resident experts being tailored to the priorities of participating countries. The center is supervised by a coordinator. At present, the center has ten long-term resident advisors in the following areas: revenue administration, public financial management (PFM), macroeconomic statistics, banking supervision, and monetary policy and operations. The work of long-term resident advisors is supplemented by short-term experts. The center also employs two local economists and seven administrative and support staff.

AFS Country Representatives

AFS Development Partners

AFS Fact Sheet

Our Staff


Sukhwinder Singh Center Coordinator

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Elka Artanasova Advisor Real Sector Statistics
Trish Ndaizivei Chiinze Trish Ndaizivei Chiinze Advisor Public Financial Management
Anrich Daseman Anrich Daseman Advisor Financial Market Infrastructures and FinTech
De Santis Yves Noel De Santis Yves Noel Advisor Tax Administration
User-added image Moulay El Omari Advisor Public Financial Management
Donna Grcman Donna Grcman Advisor Real Sector Statistics
Raphael Kamoto Raphael Kamoto Advisor Tax Administration

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Tiviniton Makuve Advisor Public Debt Management
Marin Molosag Marin Molosag Advisor Monetary and Foreign Exchange

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Amitabh Tripathi Advisor Public Financial Management

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Benjamin Alexander Stephanou Advisor Financial Sector Supervision

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Philip Wood Advisor Customs Administration

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Ashwin Kumar Madhou Economist Analyst
Jeeten Kawal Jeeten Kawal Administrative Assistant
Varsha Lowtoo-Jadunundon Varsha Lowtoo-Jadunundon Administrative Assistant

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Kumaribye (Nandini) Mohit Senior Administrative Assistant
Diya Mungra Diya Mungra Administrative Assistant
Rajah Lungar Rajah Lungar Official Driver
Arlette Marcel Arlette Marcel Office Attendant