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Upcoming Standards Alliance Events

STANDARDS ALLIANCE ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES

The Standards Alliance is currently looking for private sector speakers to participation in a variety of projects across the more than 10 participating country/regions. Please see the activities listed below for more information on upcoming activities.

For a complete list of completed Standards Alliance activities please see the chronological list of Recent Standards Alliance Activities at the bottom of this page or visit the country/region tabs for region-specific activities.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Call for Speakers- Standards Alliance Organizing a West Africa Roadshow on Good Regulatory Practices.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Standards Alliance, is organizing a three-part West Africa roadshow to cover Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) in mid to late March, 2020. This series of one-day workshops will take place in Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; and Dakar, Senegal.

The aim of the workshops will be to promote the implementation of the Good Regulatory Practices and will be held in coordination with each country's national standards body: Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Cote d'Ivoire Standards Organization (CODINORM), and The Association for Senegalese Standards (ASN). The Standards Alliance expects the workshop will be attended by approximately 50 participants in each country and will be comprised of members from organizations such as the Ministry of Commerce/Trade and Industry, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, relevant regulators, trade associations, members of the TBT committee, relevant private sector organizations, and local companies.

ANSI is seeking U.S. speakers, agencies and organizations to participate in this workshop series in West Africa. This series will cover topics related to GRP, with speakers sharing their perspectives on best practices for standards and regulatory development to meet the countries' commitments under the WTO TBT agreement, and promote economic growth and opportunity in West Africa. The content will also aim to identify the most important areas for future trainings and collaboration. The tentative roadshow duration will be approximately 8-12 days. ANSI will finalize the itinerary and dates in consultation with speakers and the national standards bodies.

If you are interested, please submit the following information to standardsalliance@ansi.org no later than Friday, February 7.

  • Name
  • Brief Bio, including current title and agency/organization
  • Email address
  • Availability in March, 2020
  • Suggested presentation topics for the workshop
  • Whether you require travel funding

For more information on this opportunity, including more background on West Africa, a list of potential topics, a tentative schedule, and more information on the Standards Alliance and workshop content please reach out to standardsalliance@ansi.org.


Call for Speakers- Standards Alliance Organizing a workshop on ISO 9001 and API Q1 titled "Supporting Mozambique SMEs"

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Standards Alliance, is organizing a two-day workshop to cover quality management systems standards and certification for Mozambican small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the oil and gas industry. In particular, these include the ISO 9001 and API Q1 standards. The workshop will focus on SMEs, to help develop skills, gain certifications, and increase capacity to participate in the growing oil and gas markets in Mozambique. This workshop will take place in Maputo, Mozambique on March 24 and 25, 2020.

The aim of the workshop is to cover the basics of quality management systems for SMEs, the value of ISO 9001, how SMEs can prepare for ISO9001 certification, and related quality management systems for the oil and gas industry, including API Q1. Ideal speakers will have technical knowledge of these topics, as well as their importance to an SME audience.

ANSI is seeking U.S. speakers, agencies and organizations to participate in this two-day workshop. If you are interested, please submit the following information to standardsalliance@ansi.org no later than Wednesday, February 12.

  • Name
  • Brief Bio, including current title and agency/organization
  • Email address
  • Availability on March 22-26, 2020
  • Suggested presentation topics for the workshop
  • Whether you require travel funding

For more information on this opportunity, including more background on Mozambique, the tentative agenda, or more information on the Standards Alliance and workshop content please reach out to standardsalliance@ansi.org.





Past Standards Alliance activities:

2019

West African Training on Petroleum Standards: Building Awareness for International Best Practices
November 18 - 23, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire


RIA Training with Parliamentarians and Other Government Officials
September 23-24, Livingstone, Zambia


Standards Alliance Workshop on Standards to Support SMEs
August 21-22, 2019, Lusaka, Zambia


U.S.–Cote d’Ivoire Training on ISO37101: Awareness Building for Sustainable Cities
August 13, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire


Roundtable on National Quality Infrastructure as Side Event at U.S.-Africa Business Summit
June 20, Maputo, Mozambique


Evidence-Based Regulatory Decision Making: Regulatory Impact Analysis “Training of Trainers” Workshop
May 13-17, 2019, Livingstone, Zambia


Senegal Commission on Food Safety Re-Established with Standards Alliance Support
March 28, 2019, Dakar, Senegal


Standards Alliance Organizes U.S.–Cote d’Ivoire Training on ISO37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems
March 26-28, 2019, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire


2018

Mozambique Workshop on Standards and Conformity Assessment: Tools to Facilitate Trade and Market Access
December 3 – 4, Maputo, Mozambique


Zambia Workshop on Standards for Liquid Cooking Fuels
November 1, 2018 Lusaka, Zambia


National Enquiry Point/National Notification Authority Trainings in West Africa
October 2018, Ghana, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire


Second Regulatory Impact Analysis Training in Zambia
July 19-20, Lusaka, Zambia


Three-part consumer protection roadshow workshop series in West Africa
June 25, 27, and 29, 2018, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire


Standards Alliance Supports Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO) 2018 General Assembly
June 18-22, 2018, Durban, South Africa


U.S.–Mozambique Workshop Celebrating World Metrology Day and a Guide to Good Regulatory Practices
May 21 and 22, Maputo, Mozambique


West Africa Training on Textiles and Apparel Standards
March, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire


U.S. – Zambia Trade and Investment Workshop
March 13 and 14, Lusaka, Zambia


Colombia Delegation Visit and Workshop on Regulatory Coherence and Convergence
January 19, 2018, Washington DC


2017

West Africa Risk-Based Consumer Production Orientation Visit
October 10-13, 2017, Washington DC


Standards Alliance Sends Leonardo Academy Representative to Present in Namibia
October 4-6, 2017, Swakopmund, Namibia


Vietnam Delegation Visit to the U.S.
Washington, D.C, Columbus, OH, and Detroit, MI, September 11-15, 2017


Standards Alliance Workshop on Sharing Best Practices in Chemicals Regulation.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, August 22-23, 2017


APEC Advanced TBT & Good Regulatory Practice Workshop
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 18-24, 2017


Using the National Quality Policy to Promote U.S. – Mozambique Trade and Investment
Mozambique, August 10, 2017


U.S.-Gulf Conference on Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) and Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA)
April 24-26, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Workshop on Regulatory Impact Analysis in Zambia
April 24-25, 2017 Zambia


Three-Part Workshop Roadshow in West Africa
March 31 – April 5, 2017, West Africa


Standards Alliance Workshop on Key Aspects of Good Regulatory Practice
March 15-16, 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia


Phase II: PERU Workshop on Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Policy and Technical Aspects
January 24 -25, 2017, Lima, Peru


2016

Ghana delegation visit for textiles and apparel
December 6-7, 2016, Washington, DC


ANDEAN-Mexican delegation visit to the U.S.
December 4-10, 2016, Washington, D.C, Detroit, MI, and Corinth, MS


Uganda workshop on ethanol standards
November 15, 2016, Kampala, Uganda


Food Additives, A Global Perspective on Safety Evaluation and Use in Vietnam and Indonesia
September 13 and 15, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam and Jakarta, Indonesia


African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) – Training on Conformity Assessment
June 20-24, 2016, Arusha, Tanzania


Workshop on Automotive Standards and Regulations in the Americas
COPANT April 18-22, 2016, Guayaquil, Ecuador


Workshop on WTO TBT and SPS Agreements
March 21-22, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya


Focused Enquiry Point Capacity Building Training
March 2016, Kenya


High Level Symposium to Enhance Regulator Expertise on the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
February 9-10, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico



2015

COLOMBIA Orientation visit to Washington, D.C.
November 30 – December 3, 2015, Washington, DC


PERU Workshop on Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Policy and Technical Aspects
November 2-4, 2015 in Lima, Peru


Workshop on notifications and public consultation
August 6-8, 2015, Arusha, Tanzania


Central America Conference on Textiles Standards and Customs Procedures
June 23-24, 2015, Guatemala City, Guatemala


U.S.-SADC exchange on GRP with SADCSTAN AND SADCTRLC
June 1-2, 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa


Workshop on the code of good Practice
May 12-13, 2015, Bogota, Colombia.


ISO national mirror committee training
March 30 – April 1, 2015, Maseru, Lesotho



2014

North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practice
December 10-11, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico


Training on Conformity Assessment
November 3-7, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico


Workshop on regulatory decision-making
October 29-30, 2014, Lima, Peru


Joint assessment meetings
May 2014, Mexico City, Mexico


Joint assessment meetings in Vietnam and Laos
April 7-11, 2014


Standards in Trade conference: Conformity Assessment in the Electric and Electronics Sector
March 2014, Gaithersburg, Maryland


Joint assessment meetings in Kenya and Burundi
February 2014


Joint assessment meetings in Amman, Jordan, and Rabat, Morocco.
January 2014


Joint assessment meetings
January 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Enquiry Point Benchmarking Visit to the U.S
January 13-17, 2014, Washington, DC



2013

Training and National Enquiry Point Exchange
December 9-11, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya


Training for National Enquiry Points.
December 2013, Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia


Joint assessment meetings in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa
November 19-21, 2013


Standards Alliance Inaugural U.S. Event
September 26, 2013, Washington, DC
Opening ceremony and cocktail reception including high-level speakers from USAID, USTR, Department of Commerce, and the Peruvian government


Training/information exchange on conformity assessment
September 19, 2013, Lima, Peru
U.S. participation by videoconference


Joint assessment meetings conducted in Bogota, Colombia.
August 2013
Work plan expected to be released in early 2014.


Training/information exchange on metrology and legal metrology
August 29, 2013, Lima, Peru


Best Practices in Standardization and Regulation: Experiences in the U.S. and Peru
August 6, 2013, Lima, Peru and August 8, 2013 Arequipa, Peru


Good Regulatory Practices: Shared Experiences of the United States and Indonesia
June 20-21, 2013 Jakarta, Indonesia
Exchange on interagency coordination and public consultation, with identification of areas for further cooperation.