Gender awareness in standardisation of quality in South and South East Asia

A two-day gender awareness workshop was designed and implemented by Nordic Consulting Group (NCG) as part of the “Trade Promotion through standardization in the South and Southeast Asia (SESA) regions” programme of Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) in Laos. Participating partners where the National Bureau of Standardisation (NSB) employees and stakeholders (government officials and academia). The purpose of the training was to improve personal understanding and awareness on gender related issues and provide tools to promote gender equality within the organisation. The participants received examples, material and tools but also a space for discussion and practical work on how to use gained knowledge in promoting gender equality within the NSB.