KINGSTON, 17 March 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provided training to help 14 Caribbean countries develop quality infrastructure and encourage systemic trade development along value chains.
The training, which was funded by Spain's contribution to UNIDO's Trade Trust Fund, was provided in cooperation with the Quality Infrastructure Council of the Americas (QICA), together with the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), the Bureau of Standards in Jamaica (BSJ), and CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), ran from 13 to 17 March 2017.
The regional training involved 25 participants from Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Experts from the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT), the international legal metrology organization (OIML), and the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) from the University of Wolverhampton, provided and shared best practices in quality infrastructure development and results-based management.
The training sought to promote growth through capacity-building to ensure informed and timely trade-related policymaking and to strengthen institutions and infrastructures that are part of the enabling environment for effective trade participation. A special focus of the training was to build participating countries’ capacities to identify, design and develop potential technical assistance projects, focusing on quality infrastructure and trade facilitation.
For more information, please contact:
UNIDO's Trade, Investment and Innovation Department (TII)