The NSI’s Senior Management has been carrying a number of engagements with various stakeholders since January this year. The purpose of the engagements is to present to the various institutions about the services NSI offers and to identify areas of collaboration or synergy. The engagements further provide increased visibility about NSI to the industry.
Some of the engagements include presentations to the Law Reform Commission, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund Municipality and the Namibia Tourism Board.
“The NSI has been mandated to manage and coordinate the National Quality Policy, this document is soon up for revision, however we cannot do so without creating awareness about the role we play as an institution and our needs from the various stakeholders”, NSI’s CEO stated.
NSI’s CEO Chie Wasserfall is happy to observe that companies and organizations are willing to work with the NSI especially in the areas of standards development and providing conformity assessment services.
“The NSI can play a meaningful role in developing or adopting international standards for Namibian needs in a number of sectors such as mining, agriculture, health, construction and tourism. Although standards are voluntary in nature, regulators can make use of these standards in their laws to ensure the protection of consumers, animals and the environment. This is the essence of the Technical Regulations framework.”
The CEO will also undertake quarterly presentations to all staff on the NSI’s performance and core ideology and also regular information sessions twice a year with the bargaining unit.
The NSI is expected to make presentations to relevant Ministries and State Owned Enterprises these include the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Education Ministries, AMTA, Agri Buz Dev, Team Namibia, the University of Namibia and Namibia University of Science and Technology.