Governance

 

The European Union’s Commission (donor) and the ECOWAS Commission (main beneficiary) attributed the implementation of the West Africa Quality System Program (WAQSP) to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mandate of the UNIDO is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.

The overall coordination the programme is entrusted to the Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation of UNIDO based in Vienna,

The Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII) supports countries in their efforts to develop through trade, investment and innovation the potential of the manufacturing sector to drive socio-economic progress.

The Department is responsible for assisting countries to strengthen competitiveness in global markets through capacity-building in quality, environmental sustainability, and social accountability requirements in accordance with international management system standards and private sector requirements. It supports the establishment of linkages between producers/processors in developing countries and local, regional and global value chains (retailer, manufacturers) by developing capacities in the area of product quality.

This program is funded by the European Union with the technical support of UNIDO

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Commision of the European Union

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