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UNBS hosts ISO training on marketing and communication of standards for developing countries

  20th November , 2018

Kampala, 20th November, 2018 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is hosting the ISO Marketing and Communication training workshop on marketing and communication of standards for developing countries.

The workshop is in line with the ISO action plan for developing countries 2016-2020 which aims to support the development and/or strengthening of the national quality infrastructure (NQI) of developing countries and promote increased involvement of developing country members in international standardization.   

The training workshop is expected to attract a total of 35 participants from English from Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia.   

Speaking at the opening ceremony held at Golden Tulip Kampala, the UNBS Deputy Executive Director in charge of Standards Mrs. Patricia Bageine Ejalu welcomed the international experts to Uganda and recognised the work being done by each country in the international standardisation.

Mrs. Ejalu said, “Uganda, as a member in ISO has been active since 1989 and we have been committed to participating in ISO technical committees particularly to promote the competitiveness of Ugandan products on the international market.”

Mrs. Ejalu noted that the workshop is important to close the significant communication gaps and fully exploit the value of standards.

Participation of developing countries in international standardization is also essential to ensure the global relevance of ISO standards and contribute to the access of developing countries to world markets, technical progress and sustainable development.

The workshop will take place from 20th-22nd November 2018 at Golden Tulip, Kampala.

About ISO

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. To-date, ISO has published over 22,268 International Standards covering most aspects of technology and manufacturing. This has been made possible through the 784 Technical Committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs) that are involved in the development of standards.

About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards and quality of products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.

For more information, please contact:

Godwin Bonge Muhwezi

Head of Public Relations

Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Plot 2 - 12, By-Pass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0700930996

E-mail: godwin.muhwezi@unbs.go.ug

Website: www.unbs.go.ug