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Not many women in African countries, especially in the SMEs Sector, have fully appreciated the role of standards, metrology and conformity assessment in value addition, industrialisation, market creation and access and the overall augmentation of their economies on continental and global scales.

Insufficient knowledge and lack of awareness on the need and importance of standardization especially amongst government policy makers, industry/SMEs, consumers, and other general public is a major impediment.

Hence, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in collaboration with ARSO are running an essay competition targeting students aged between 18-35 years with a goal to create awareness on standardization and conformity assessment.

Students from higher learning institutions - colleges and universities are encouraged to take part in the National Essay Competition and eventually compete at the continental level if they emerge top 3.

Details of the National Essay Competition.
Who: The National Essay competition is open to universities & colleges students under of 35 years.

Theme: "Role of Standardization in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women"

Winners: The competition will attract 3 category winners: at National, Regional and Continental Level as well as a sponsorship for a round trip to attend the next African Organization for Standardization General Assembly in Burkina Faso in 2017.
The top three (3) winners of the Essay will cash prize of KES.70, 000,
60,000, 50,000 respectively and a chance to compete with other
candidates from across the continent.

Submission Deadline: Essay must be submitted to by midnight of 9th December 2016.

For More Information Download Documents Below;

1. Press Release - Continental Standards Body & KEBS Reaches Out to Universities
2. The 4th Annual National ARSO Competition (Detailed Document)
3. Registration Form

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