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APMP-DEC Leadership Training 2017

The Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) is running a joint initiative with the BIPM in support of the APMP Developing Economies' Committee (APMP-DEC) and Metrology-Enabling Developing Economies in Asia (MEDEA) project. The title of the course is APMP-DEC "Leadership training" and it is designed to meet the needs of a specific target audience - APMP's developing National Metrology Institutes (NMIs).

The course will provide participants with a better understanding of the global quality infrastructure, particularly the role of international organizations, and it will enable them to be highly effective in their future involvement in the CIPM MRA relating to comparisons and the CMC review process. The content of the training course will be designed and delivered jointly with the BIPM and APMP experts.

This training opportunity may be of particular interest to new or future leaders of APMP-DEC NMIs, including new APMP TC Chairs and elected Chairs and who have shown potential for leadership. The training course will be held on 4 to 8 December 2017 at the National Institute of Metrology of Thailand. Registration is now open.

Candidates must complete an online registration form. Full information and application guidance is given on the BIPM website at 2017 APMP-DEC "Leadership training".


This initiative is part of the BIPM's ongoing series of joint initiatives with the Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs) as part of their strategic partnership. The joint initiatives have been developed to disseminate of knowledge in accordance with the aims of the BIPM's Capacity Building & Knowledge Transfer (CB&KT) Programme. The initiatives also take into account the RMOs' intention to increase the effectiveness of the Technical Committee (TC)/Working Group (WG) Chairs that operate the CIPM MRA mechanisms and to support their member countries that have emerging metrology systems. The main aim of the partnership is for the BIPM to help the RMOs develop course content and to provide lecturers to deliver topics related to the activities carried out within the framework of the Metre Convention. The content of each initiative is tailored to the target audience.

The BIPM has already organized joint initiatives with EURAMET and GULFMET, where the RMO TC/WG Chairs and members benefited from the transfer of knowledge that will allow them to make personal contributions to the work of the TCs and to become involved effectively in CIPM MRA activities. The BIPM considers that these training sessions provide a unique and considerable contribution to the development of the world-wide coordinated metrological system.

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