Partners: SIDA & SIS
Duration: May 2013 to December 2014
The society aims to build national and regional knowledge to participate in ISO standard setting processes as well as to implement their standards. Today, many retailers and consumers in the world demand that products and services should be produced according to international standards.
It is believed that vital and sustainable local standardization processes with the rich involvement of private and public sector are a must to build necessary technical capacity on the concepts and methodologies of different international standards.
Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal initiated a programe to build institutional capacity within SESA regions on standard setting and standard implementation. This was done with the support of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The programme is now known as SESA Capacity Building Programme, and is running in eight countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. SDPI is the lead implementing partner in Pakistan.
- To enhance economic development in the SESA region through increased to markets by local and regional producers
- To promote stainable development of the bio-energy sector
- To enable greenhouse gas mitigation activities within the exporting sectors
- To strengthen standardization capacity in the SESA region
- Data collection from Industrial sites on Carbon Footprint Standard
- Draft and publish position papers
- Capacity building of stakeholders, including PSQA
- Advocacy events to disseminate research findings and policy recommendations