Technical assistance for strengthening the national quality system, mainly in the component of standardization and accreditation standards, and training and capacity building in environmental certification



Funding body

11/12/2013 - 11/12/2014

Within the Programme for Strengthening the Competitiveness of Nicaraguan MSMEs (COMPETITIVIDAD) , this project focuses on the following specific objectives

Strengthen the institutional capacity of the ONA (National Accreditation Office) to meet the demands of the national productive sector in terms of accreditation through training and specialisation of evaluators of the national census

To train and capacitate the officials of the Department of Standardisation of the DNM, members of the National Commission of Technical Standardisation and Quality (CNNC) and of the Technical Committees of Standardisation to achieve a greater capacity in technical resources that allow the development of quality standards with the due articulation with the competent sectors, their diffusion and the application of these

Strengthen the knowledge and capacity of professionals in environmental certification (ISO 14001) and environmental audits (ISO 19011) to form a critical mass of professionals in order to improve support for MSMEs in the environmental field