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The digital accreditation process has been established in Tunisia. Congratulations!

The Tunisian Accreditation Council (TUNAC) has recently started to digitalize its administration system as well as its accreditation processes and has set up a central database for this purpose. TUNAC is carrying out these activities to be able to react to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 towards accreditation bodies and the accreditation process as well as…

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A Success for the Future: PTB establish programme for pharmaceutical operators in Kenya

In collaboration with the International University of Africa USIU and the German multinational science and technology company Merck, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany’s National Metrology Institute, joins forces with Kenyan pharmaceutical manufacturers Dawa, Biodeal, Elys, and Regal to establish an educational programme in the East African Country. This programme aims to improve the pharmaceutical manufacturing…

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A decade for Africa: PAQI celebrates its 10th anniversary

This delicious cake was not only ceremoniously cut but eaten in its entirety by the many guests who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Pan-African Quality Infrastructure (PAQI) on 12 October. The party took place in the impressive complex of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa following meetings of the PAQI Joint Committee and…

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Setting an example: PTB and EACֹ’s study tour to Ethiopia’s leather sector

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the East African Community (EAC), supported by the Gesellschaft für Agrarprojekte (GFA), conducted a joint study tour to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia between 19 and 23 June. This visit was part of the project “Strengthening of the Quality Infrastructure of Selected Sectors in the EAC”, which is funded by the German…

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WTO meets with PTB and BMZ: Trade, standards and technical regulations

The World Trade Organization (WTO) visited the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). PTB and the Trade Department of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invited various stakeholders from industry, politics and civil society to Berlin on 6 July 2023 for a presentation and discussion…

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Cooperation bears fruit: Mongolian delegation visits Germany

Staff members of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Ministry of Energy (MoE) visited Germany from 12-16 June during a delegation trip within the scope of the BMZ-funded project with Mongolia titled “Improving quality infrastructure in the energy sector”. One component of the project, which ended in August, focused on raising…

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Congratulations – it’s NIMT’s 25th anniversary!

The National Institute for Metrology in Thailand, NIMT, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding this summer. As PTB and as the International Cooperation group, we wish to congratulate NIMT and send our best wishes on this special occasion. There was also a change of office in the NIMT board this year. Dr. Pornchai…

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Off to new horizons, Susanne!

It was difficult for us as Working Group 9.01 ‘Processes of International Cooperation’ to say goodbye to Susanne Wendt at the end of March. Susanne started in 2013 as project coordinator for Mexico in the Latin America and the Caribbean Working Group and for a regional project on quality infrastructure for biodiversity and climate change…