Affiliate Country Programme

IEC Affiliates

IEC Programme for developing countries


About the Workshop for Industrializing Countries

The first workshop for developing and newly industrialized countries took place during the 69th IEC General Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2005. First targeting the developing countries participating in the Affiliate Country Programme, the workshop soon became an event addressing the IEC community – Members and Affiliates – in particular countries in the process of industrialization.

The workshop presents the work of one or two IEC Technical Committees or IEC Conformity Assessment Systems around a specific theme (safety of electrical appliances, conformity assessment, rural electrification…) and also gives developing and industrializing countries a possibility to present some case studies. It is a great opportunity for IEC Affiliates to meet IEC Members and to get more familiar with IEC technical work. It is also the occasion for IEC experts to become more aware of the problems faced by industrializing countries and to understand their difficulties in participating in IEC International Standardization activities.

After the General Meeting, a feedback on the workshop is sent to all Affiliate Countries, including those unable to attend the event.

The workshop is usually held on the third day of the General Meeting (Wednesday), in the afternoon. All Affiliate delegates are automatically registered and priority is given to developing and industrializing countries.


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IEC Workshop for Industrializing Countries during the IEC 77th General Meeting,New Delhi, India