Standards that regulate quality, efficacy and safety remain especially important for products that address the world’s most critical challenges. Designing those standards requires new approaches and a deep understanding of market needs. This is a look at the progress through expert analysis and insight.
E4C Webinars: Standards in Development for Energy, Sanitation, Water and ICT
From the mouths of the world's leading experts, three presentations analyze the development of standards for essential technologies. These recorded E4C Webinars convene experts from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and others.
Engineers can earn one Professional Development Hour credit upon completion of each, awarded by IEEE.
Product Standards Updates: Cookstoves and Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems
Leading standards-developing bodies have taken on the complicated work of creating international standards for two kinds of products used daily: stoves and toilets. This is their work to date.
As essential technology evolves, the need for new standards persists. Standards remain especially important for products that address the world’s most critical challenges. Ensuring that new solutions deliver on their promises to improve health, livelihoods and the environment requires appropriate international standards.
A key ingredient in any plan to ensure that everyone around the world has access to safe sanitation is the category of toilets that do not require a sewer....
Diversity in clean cookstove design has climbed sharply as startups, mom and pops, multinationals and even students try to solve a humanitarian conundrum. They are also taking a shot...
Leading the Way: Products that Adhere to International Standards
Some products sold and distributed in emerging markets already adhere to a standard, often on a voluntary basis. Such standards can include CE mark, or regulations set by the US Food and Drug Administration, for example. These are three products built to specified standards that are leading the way in quality. For more on these and others, please see E4C's Solutions Library.
Expert Insights into Standards Development
Three experts answer questions about standards adherence in products that meet basic needs. E4C spoke with Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunications Standardization Bureau, Elizabeth Johansen, Senior Advisor to Design that Matters, and Shyam Rajan, Chief Technology Officer at GE Healthcare in India.