IEC Affiliate Country Programme Executive Secretary Françoise Rauser usually combines the IEC GM (General Meeting) with a visit to a neighbouring country participating in the programme. This year, following the GM in Tokyo, Japan, she flew to Mongolia, accompanied by IEC-APRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Centre) Regional Director Dennis Chew.
The objective of the visit was twofold: first a joint IEC/PTB workshop on IEC International Standards and CA (Conformity Assessment) Systems focused on RE (Renewable Energies) and second, a visit to the Mongolian IEC Affiliate, to help establish the NEC (National Electrotechnical Committee). PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) is the German national metrology institute providing scientific and technical services.
IEC and PTB join forces
Some time ago, Françoise Rauser and IEC Head of Global Marketing and Communications Gabriela Ehrlich met with PTB in Braunschweig, Germany, to present and explain IEC activities in standardization and CA. They highlighted the major role the Affiliate Country Programme plays in helping developing countries to use and adopt IEC International Standards and to learn about the benefits of using the IEC CA Systems.
One of the outcomes of the meeting was the decision to launch a joint effort for developing countries in the form of a workshop to be held in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, on 20 November.
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