Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Ipumbu, on Friday officially launched a European Union funded twinning project titled “Providing support to the Namibia Standard Institution” aimed at boosting the NSI’s capacity to carry out its mandate and increase Namibia’s involvement in international trade. Speaking at the occasion, EU Ambassador to Namibia Sinikka Antila, explained how “twinning” is a special concept by the European Union to enhance institutional collaboration between public administrations in EU Member States and beneficiary or partner nations. Through peer-to-peer operations, she said, twinning programmes combine the public sector expertise of the EU Member States and recipient countries to provide concrete, mandatory operational outcomes.