Workshops on PCBs

In order to enhance the capacity of Party countries to treat PCBs in an environmentally sound manner, the Secretariat has initiated capacity building activities on PCBs. An electronic training tool on the Basel Convention technical guidelines on POPs wastes, including the guidelines on PCBs, has been developed. The training tool provides information on the technical guidelines on POPs wastes in a simple and interactive manner.

To further enhance the effectiveness of the training tool and to provide support to relevant personnel on the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs, regional workshops were organised by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention in 2009 and 2010. These workshops are joint training workshops on PCBs and POPs wastes and aim at assisting developing countries and countries with economies in transition in implementing the POPs waste guidelines.

For more information, please read the Programme for the Regional training workshops on PCBs and POPs wastes.

Central America and the Caribbean

Northern Africa and West Asia

Regional capacity building workshop on BAT/BEP and ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs
Kuwait City, Kuwait, from 17 to 21 October 2010

Regional capacity building workshop on BAT/BEP and ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs

Kuwait City, Kuwait, from 17 to 21 October 2010


The regional workshop on the practical use of the BAT/BEP guidelines and the ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs for Arabic-speaking countries was held in Kuwait City on 17-21 October 2010 in cooperation with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), a Stockholm Convention Regional Centre.

Over 40 participants participated in the workshop including experts from governments, non-governmental organizations, academia/universities and private sector organizations from country Parties in Arabic-speaking countries, Iran (Islamic Republic of) and Turkey

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Africa

March 2010
Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for French-speaking Africa
Bamako, Mali, 8 - 11 March 2010

Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for French-speaking Africa

Bamako, Mali, 8 - 11 March 2010


The regional training workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and POPs wastes in French-speaking Africa took place from 8 to 11 March in Bamako, Mali. The workshop, which was co-organised by the Ministry of Environment of Mali and the African Stockpile Programme in Mali, gathered a total of 53 participants from 19 governments, 4 inter-governmental organizations and 4 non-governmental organizations.

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Central and Eastern Europe

December 2009
Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the Central and Eastern European region
Bratislava, Slovakia, 1 - 4 December 2009

Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the Central and Eastern European region

Bratislava, Slovakia, 1 - 4 December 2009


The regional training workshop targets national experts on the Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and POPs wastes from the Central and Eastern European Region. The objective of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of the participants on the concepts, principles and standards for the Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and POPs wastes, as presented in the Basel Convention technical guidelines. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Central and Eastern Europe located in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

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Asia

November 2009
Regional capacity building workshop on BAT/BEP and ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs for Asia
Beijing, China, 16 - 20 November 2009

Regional capacity building workshop on BAT/BEP and ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs for Asia

Beijing, China, 16 - 20 November 2009


The regional workshop on the BAT/BEP guidelines and the ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs for Asia took place from 16 to 20 November in Beijing, China. The workshop, which was co-organised by the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre in China (also Stockholm Convention centre), gathered a total of 55 participants from 15 governments, 12 non-governmental organizations, academia/universities and private sector organizations from countries within Asia that are Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

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Africa

June 2009
Regional capacity building workshop on the BAT/BEP guidelines and the ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 - 19 June 2009

Regional capacity building workshop on the BAT/BEP guidelines and the ESM of POPs wastes and PCBs

Nairobi, Kenya, 15 - 19 June 2009


The Regional capacity building workshop on the Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) guidelines and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of POPs wastes and PCBs for English-speaking countries in Africa took place from 15 to 19 June 2009 in Gigiri, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop, which was co-organized by UNEP Regional Office for Africa (ROA), gathered a total of 72 participants from 24 country Parties, NGOs, universities, environmental institutes, regional business organizations and individual companies from Anglophone Africa

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South America

March 2009
Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the South American region
Lima, Peru, 2 - 5 March 2009

Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the South American region

Lima, Peru, 2 - 5 March 2009


The training workshop targets trainers and national experts on the Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and POPs wastes from the South American region. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Peru.

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Caribbean Region

February 2009
Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the English-speaking Caribbean region
Kingston, Jamaica, 2 - 5 February 2009

Regional training workshop on PCBs and POPs wastes for the English-speaking Caribbean region

Kingston, Jamaica, 2 - 5 February 2009


The training workshop targets trainers and national experts on the Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and POPs wastes from the English-speaking Caribbean region. The objective of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of the participants to deliver further training on the concepts, principles and standards for the Environmentally Sound Management of POPs wastes, as presented in the Basel Convention technical guidelines on POPs wastes. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme located in Kingston, Jamaica.
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