The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Jordan Institution of Standards and Metrology (JISM) will convene a Middle East North Africa (MENA) Quality Infrastructure Symposium on June 21-22, 2010 in Amman, Jordan. The purpose of the Symposium is to better understand the regional quality infrastructure training needs and capabilities of the MENA region as a step towards supporting a Middle East North Africa Regional Quality Infrastructure training program, which would provide basic and advanced training courses in the fields of metrology, standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation; taken together, these disciples are often termed Quality Infrastructure (QI).
The MENA QI symposium in June will be comprised of a plenary session followed by focused working groups. At the plenary, standards and metrology organizations from the region will each provide a brief overview of their QI capabilities, training needs, and current challenges. We anticipate the following discussion groups may focus on critical regional issues, such as technologies for water security, sustainable energy, and building technologies, among others. Working groups will be asked to address questions, such as:
U.S. participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in dialogue with their MENA counterparts and hear firsthand of the regional training needs and capabilities.
Start Date: Monday, June 21, 2010
End Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Location: Amman, Jordan
For additional information and registration, please visit the workshop website.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Global Standards and Information Group
Gaithersburg, MD USA