African Day of Standardisation (ADS) and Opening Ceremony of the 30th General Assembly on 19th June 2024

All Invited Delegates and Members


Opening Ceremony of the 30th General Assembly Events

Time – 0800 HRS to 1030 HRS

One and Half Hours Event Master of Ceremony – OCC Official

  1. Welcome Address by the Director General / Chief Executive – SON, Dr. Ifeanyi Okeke.
  2. Welcome Remarks by Secretary General – ARSO, Dr. Hermogene Nsengimana.
  3. Key Note Address by Guest of Hounors.
  4. Key Note Address – by Prof. Alex Dodoo, President, ARSO.
  5. Key Note and Official Opening Address – Nigeria Minister for Industry.

African Day of Standardisation (ADS)

Time – 1100 HRS to 1700 HRS EAT

Three Sessions on the theme with Presentations and discussions by Resource persons, discussants and Experts, under:

Session 1: Building a quality culture – “One market-one standard”

Moderator: , Hermogene Nsengimana, Secretary General ARSO

Presenter: Reuben Gisore, Technical Director, ARSO


  • Prof Alex Dodoo, President, ARSO;
  • Mr. Sergio Mugica, Secretary General ISO;
  • Mr. Martin Kaiser Consultant, PTB;
  • Aka Jean Joseph Kouassi, Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO ACP Quality Infrastructure, TCS/SME/CQC.

Session 2: Role of harmonised standards and conformity Assessment in promoting Intra Africa Trade.

Moderator: Esther Ngari, Managing Director, KEBS
Presenter: Nadine Umutoni, M&E, ARSO


  • EAC – Mr. Raymond Murenzi, Director General, RSB;
  • ECOWAS – Abdourahaman Ndione, DG, ASN;
  • COMESA- Mr. Nathan Sing’ambwa, Executive Director, ZABS;
  • ECCAS – Mrs. NDONGO née AFANE Danielle, Director of Conformity Assessment at ANOR;
  • TMA Official

Session 3: Africa Quality Policy- Is it a game changer in promoting made in africa products?

Moderator: Dr Oswald Chinyamakobvu, AUC

Presenter: Lily Sommer, ITC


  • Mr. Botsile Kebapetse, Vice President, ARSO; 
  • AfCFTA Official
  • Dr Celestine Okanya, PAQI Chairperson;
  • Melaku Geboye Desta, Coordinator, ATPC, UNECA;
  • IACO – Amb. Solomon Rutega
  • Nigeria – Otumba Dele Kelvin Oye – National President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)

Welcoming Cocktail (All invited Delegates)