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  1. ISO Publication, May 2021: Standards & economic growth: ISO members’ research on the impact of standards on their national economies. "Very often, the notion that standards are beneficial to economies is taken as a given. Although it is easy to imagine the efficiencies created by standards at the company level and in trade relationships, these assumptions can be difficult to “prove”. ISO members have provided economic analysis that seeks to show, in real terms, the economic benefits of standards. These studies make state-of-the-art knowledge about the economic impacts of sta
  2. BSI Education Podcast – Commonwealth Standards Network In this episode of the #bsiedpod, Cindy Parokkil and Matthew Chiles speak to Peter Sissons, Ece Lynch, Patricia Ejalu (Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)) Charles Davies, and Benjamin Hedley about what drove the development of the #CSN, its impact on the ground in member countries, and the future plans for the network. Listen now: https://lnkd.in/dzbjT8y
  3. Information shared from: https://giaccentre.org/commonwealth-benchmarks/ Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks The Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks were published in April 2021. They were produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with GIACC and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They were developed in consultation with representatives of the African Union, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Commonwealth law ministries, anti-corruption agencies, and partner organisations. Catherine Stansbury,
  4. CSN Roadmap for NSBs CSN Roadmap brochure_2021-03 (v4).pdf
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    CSN session: UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative 30th March 2021 13:00-14:00 GMT/UTC (note: this is 14:00-15:00 UK time) Background: As part of the Commonwealth Standards Network’s (CSN) objectives to promote good practices in the use and development of international standards we will be running an online session from 13:00-14:00 (GMT/UTC) on 30th March to discuss the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative. The UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative provides a practical way for standards bodies wishing to take a step towards making the sta
  6. CSN_UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative_Session_30-03-2021 (v2).pdf CSN session: UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative 30th March 2021 13:00-14:00 GMT/UTC Background: As part of the Commonwealth Standards Network’s (CSN) objectives to promote good practices in the use and development of international standards we will be running an online session from 13:00-14:00 (GMT/UTC) on 30th March to discuss the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative. The UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative provides a practical way for standard
  7. Click HERE to access CSN eLearning Module 5 'Business Continuity Management Systems' By the end of this module you will be able to explain the importance and benefits of having an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in place for continually improving how your organisation operates.
  8. Thank you for your comments, I am glad you have found the modules interesting and have received your certificates for modules 1 & 2. The certificate for module 3 will be with you shortly, they get sent out in batches once we have manually check through through the survey results - they are not sent automatically/instantly so sometimes it might take a couple of weeks.
  9. Click HERE to access CSN eLearning Module 4 'Safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic – General guidelines for organisations' By the end of this module you will be able to: Explain the benefits of following the “Safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic” guidelines Understand the planning and assessment of risks Identify the ways of risk management.
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    CSN PSQCA Standards and Policy remote training.
  11. Click HERE to access CSN eLearning Module 3 'International standards: A tool to support policy' By the end of this module you will be able to: Explain why international standards are important for policy and trade Identify the challenges faced by National Standards Bodies (NSBs) Define good practices for standards and regulations.
  12. Thank you for taking the time to complete the modules and survey. Certificates will start being sent out next week.
  13. A survey can be found at the end of the course: feedback is much appreciated - it helps us update existing courses and design new ones to best suit the needs of the CSN membership.
  14. A survey can be found at the end of the course: feedback is much appreciated - it helps us update existing courses and design new ones to best suit the needs of the CSN membership.
  15. Click HERE to access CSN eLearning Module 2 'Benefits of using international standards' By the end of the module you will be able to: Explain what international standards are; Describe the benefits of using international standards.
  16. Click HERE to access CSN eLearning Module 1 'International standards' By the end of this module you will be able to: Define international standards; Explain how international standards are made; Classify different types of international standards; Understand and differentiate between different quality infrastructure components.
  17. The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has translated a range of Chinese PPE standards into English, to support the COVID-19 response. GB2626-2019English_forSACRev1.pdf GB2626-2019RespiratoryprotectionNon-poweredair-purifyingparticlerespirator.pdf GB14866-2006Thespecificationsforpersonaleye-protectors.pdf GB19082-2009TechnicalRequirementsforSingle-useProtectiveClothingforMedicalUse.pdf GB19083-2010Technicalrequirementsforprotectivefacemaskformedicaluse.pdf GB24788-2009Limitfortheremovablesurfacepowderandwater-extractableproteinofmedicalgloves.pdf GBT18664-2002Selectionuseand
  18. CSN Membership NSB COVID-19 responses: International and Regional Standards organization responses to COVID-19: BEI (British Expertise International) https://www.britishexpertise.org/covid-19/ CEN and CENELEC: https://www.cencenelec.eu/News/Press_Releases/Pages/PR-2020-003.aspx and CEN CENELEC analysis from CEN TCs (mainly 85, 79,162,205) looking at the differences / similarities between the Chinese standards that have been translated into English and the relevant ENs https://www.cencenelec.eu/Documents/ComparativeAnalyses_Q4.1.pdf COPA
  19. CSN in-country NSB training and stakeholder workshops took place in Windhoek, Namibia from 22-24 January 2020. Focusing on how using international standards can support trade, Russell Reefer (BSI Senior International Policy Manager) delivered the sessions alongside Erik Wijkström (WTO TBT Secretary) and experts from the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI). More than 70 representatives from NSI, Namibian government and the private sector participated each day. The sessions also helped conclude phase one of an IEC Mentoring Agreement between BSI and NSI, the goal of which will b
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    CSN Namibia sessions

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    CSN Namibia sessions in Windhoek. Stakeholder workshop on 22nd January, NSB (NSI) sessions 23-24th January.
  21. Today as we celebrate World Standards Day, this year's theme is Video: Video content helps us engage, connect and tell our story visually with audiences across the globe. Here are our video highlights from the recent Commonwealth Standards Network Annual Meeting which took place in Cape Town, on 18th September 2019. The event brought together more than 50 delegates from over 20 different national and regional standards bodies who shared their views to shape the future roadmap of the Commonwealth Standards Network. CSN ANNUAL EVENT HIGHLIGHT VIDEO - Web Version.mp4
  22. The CSN will be represented at the BSI Standards Forum and Awards, London, UK. https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/our-services/events/2019/standards-conferences-uk/autumn-standards-conference-UK/
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    CSN Toolkit to support the development and implementation of international standards. v1: Launched in June 2019 v2: Launched in March 2021
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    CSN at Pacific QI, Fiji. (TBC)
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    CSN stakeholder workshop (23 July) and LSQAS NSB focused sessions (24-25 July), Maseru, Lesotho.
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