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THE ESSENCE OF THE 3RD AFRICAN DAY OF STANDARDISATION AND MADE IN AFRICA EXPO AS AFRICAN COUNTRIES CARRY OUT THE CEBRATIONS ||||| L’IMPORTANCE DE LA 3EME JOURNEE AFRICAINE DE NORMALISATION ET DE L’EXPO “FRABRIQUE EN AFRIQUE” AU MOMENT OU LES PAYS AFRICAINS LA CELEBRENT

The African Day of Standardisation has been celebrated variously in many African countries since its inception in Cameroon in June 2013 under the theme “Celebrating Standardisation as a Strategic Resource to Africa’s economic integration”, the second under the theme “Standardisation as a driver for improving Africa’s Competitiveness” held in Kigali Rwanda in June 2014 and now the third under the theme “The role of Standards in promoting sustainable Agriculture and food security in Africa.” To culminate in the celebrations in August 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read More…|||||| La Journée africaine de la normalisation a été célébrée plusieurs fois dans beaucoup de pays africains depuis son instauration au Cameroun en juin 2013 sous le thème “Célébrons la normalisation comme une source stratégique pour l’intégration économique de l’Afrique” , la deuxième sous le thème “Normalisation en tant que moteur pour améliorer la compétitivité de l’Afrique”  célébrée a Kigali, Rwanda en juin 2014 et maintenant la troisième sous le thème “Le Rôle des normes dans la promotion de l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire durables en Afrique Pour mener aux cérémonies de sa célébration en août 2015 a Addis Abeba en Ethiopie.  Lire Plus…

Standards and Global Trade 

In today’s multipolar world, where commerce is increasingly international and the growing economic weight of emerging economies is shifting the balance of power, international standards are essential to safeguarding consumer health and safety and stimulating national and international diversification.

The celebrations of the 2014 World Standards Day has taken place when, undeniably, the changing global trade flows have enhanced the role of standards in sustainable development by encouraging integration of national economies and trading systems into a fairer global trade regime as well as encouraging and influencing the enabling environment or the establishment of institutions at the regional and national levels. Read more…| Lire plus…

“Less waste, better results — Standards increase efficiency”: Relevance of the Theme in African Context

 The theme of this year’s World Standards Day is particularly significant in the African context. It is widely acknowledged that Africa is one of the most well-endowed continents in all aspects of resources. With this endowment, Africa should be one of the richest continents or at least should be playing a significant role in world trade. But that is not to be! Most of the operations in Africa are deeply inured with inefficiencies that block African people from gaining any meaningful benefits from their resources, investments and painful efforts. In many cases, Africans have watched as their hard earned incomes are wasted on activities that serve to prevent them from realizing their plans or at least sustaining their businesses…. Read More…

 Good will message from Dr. Nsengimana

Am delighted to convey the compliments of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) to all standards bodies and stakeholders.I appreciate the confidence that the ARSO Council and ARSO fraternity have in my ability to steer ARSO to greater success in the years to come. It is a great pleasure to serve this great organization but at the same time challenging. Thus I seek your full support, alone I may fail but together we can. Read more…

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