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The 3rd ARSO Continental Standardisation Essay winners recognised

ARSO in collaboration with the Africa’s NSBs runs a yearly Essay completion on Standardisation as an effective tool for Africa’s development and youth Empowerment.

The 22nd ARSO General recognised the winners of the 3rd Essay competition under the theme ““The Role of Standardisation in Women’s Empowerment and Development towards AU Agenda 2063”

Ms. Hope Katanu Mutie of Kenya is receiving her certificate from Mr. Charles Ongwae , MD, KEBS, Dr. Eve Gadzikwa, ARSO President, Mrs. Treasure Thembisile MAPHANGA – Director, Trade & Industry, African Union Commission (AUC) and Ms. Helen Bosibori, CEO Apex.

The competition sought to address the role of standardisation in enhancing opportunities for women in various sectors of the economy

For the 3rd Essay competition, the ARSO Central Secretariat received a total of 41 essays from 8 African countries Cameroon, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. After an analysis of the Essays received, 75% of them met the requirements set for the participation in the competition and thus were presented to the judges for review and grading, with the following results:

1st Position at Continental Level: Hope Katanu Mutie – Kenya
2nd Position at Continental Level: Denis Evarist Nubha – Tanzania
3rd Position at Continental Level: Djomor Sampson – Ghana & Ogbaga, Sunday Thomas of Nigeria.

The aim of the ARSO Essay competitions are to empower the Youth to understand the role of standardisation in promoting economic development in Africa and to entrench the Culture of Quality in the African Youth who are considered as the next Consumers, Engineers, Traders, Framers, Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Policy Makers.
The 4th Essay completion will be based on the theme: “Role of Standardisation in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women” as per decisions of the 26th Ordinary Summit of the African Union of 21st-31st January, 2016, at the AU Headquarters in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. 2nd winner, Denis Evarist Nubha of Tanzania receives his Certificate from Dr. Gazikwa, ARSO President.

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