Day 2 the way forward- what consumer organisations can do

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Day 2 the way forward- what consumer organisations can do

  1. 1. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) consumer education is self-preservation CONSUMER ISSUES IN STANDARDIZATION IN GHANA The Way Forward: What Consumer Organisations can do Jean Lukaz MIH MTS ISO-COPOLCO WORKSHOP, ACCRA 16th March, 2012 1
  2. 2. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) consumer education is self-preservation shomer@consint.org
  3. 3. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) consumer education is self-preservation Actions for a Consumer Organization • Evaluate where consumer priorities overlap with national standards activities (review NSB action plan) • Evaluate issues of greatest consumer detriment where standards may help • Liaise with other COs and NGOs • Review where consumer participation in priority standards issues would be most effective/useful (vs. legislation/relates to testing agenda) ISO-COPOLCO WORKSHOP, ACCRA 16th March, 2012 3
  4. 4. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) consumer education is self-preservation Actions for a consumer organization (continued) • Provide realistic and practical information to NSB regarding consumer participation to facilitate a joint action plan • Investigate funding and resource opportunities for participation • Evaluate CO potential resources to participate (financial & human) • Appoint a liaison person to co-ordinate with NSB and other COs/NGOs ISO-COPOLCO WORKSHOP, ACCRA 16th March, 2012 4
  5. 5. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) Other opportunities consumer education is self-preservation Don’t forget to be vigilant and explore other resource and network opportunities such as: – Activities related to World Standards Day and WCRD – CI World Congress – National priorities – The work of International agencies e.g. UNIDO, UN/ECE, WHO – National/regional development agencies e.g. SIDA, EU – NSB technical development programmes ISO-COPOLCO WORKSHOP, ACCRA 16th March, 2012 5
  6. 6. THE CONSUMER PARTNERSHIP (GHANA) consumer education is self-preservation Thank You ISO-COPOLCO WORKSHOP, ACCRA 16th March, 2012 6

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