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
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.
Submission Deadline: Essay must be submitted to
e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of 1st December 2016.
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.
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