Malika Makhkamova, Deputy Director, Kamolot 1 Consulting Group, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
ITC supported us to create Kamolot 1, which means ‘perfectness’ or ‘peak’, specializing in ISO implementation. In 2012, we received the Consulting Project of the Year award at the annual Consulting Without Borders international conference for implementing ISO 9001:2008 at the Tajik flight catering company. In 2013, Kamolot 1 won second place at the same conference for implementing hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) norms at five food processing companies in Ghana. Some are now exporting to the European Union.
In 2007, under ITC’s Trade Promotion Programme, Kamolot 1 consultants participated in Lead Auditor Courses on ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO 17025. Our consultant worked with ITC to implement ISO 22000 in two food processing companies, which were certified by the Norwegian certification agency. We implemented ISO 17025 in state food laboratories and two laboratories were certified by the German accreditation body.
ITC conducted training-of-the-trainers (TOTs) on World Trade Organization agreements. Our consultants conducted workshops for SMEs in major cities. Our training programme has now been requested by the Chambers of Commerce and Trade of Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation.