Congratulations to CFA representatives appointed to an international mentorship program involving Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and the Seychelles

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ISO/COPOLCO Capacity building mentorship program has appointed 10 mentors to work with representatives from 11 countries in Africa, the four appointed from Australia are all CFA Standards Representatives – John Henry working with participants in Malawi and Botswana, John Furbank with participants in the Seychelles, Antonio Bonacruz with participants in Zimbabwe and Heather Grain with participants in Zambia.

The program aims to attain concrete standards-related consumer protection objectives and significantly improve consumer involvement with priority issues for the country. Participation of developing countries in international standardization is essential to ensure the global relevance of standards and contribute to the access of these countries to world markets, technical progress and sustainable development.

The CFA Standards representatives participate on a number of Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project, and have extensive experience in the standards development process and as a Registered Australian Expert on ISO committees.

Want to get involved in representing consumers on Standards Australia Technical  Committees? Find out more about the CFA Standards Project and/or contact