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Sub-Regional Workshop on Enhancing Effective Participation in the Work of the CRC and the POPRC

The Sub-Regional Workshop on Enhancing Effective Participation in the Work of the CRC and the POPRC was held from 10 to 12 February 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia.

Background

The scientific bodies of the multilateral environmental agreements often work on cross-cutting issues, have similar processes, review the same substances at the different stages of their life-cycle, consult the same experts, share members, etc. Thus, the bodies would benefit from increased mutual cooperation and information sharing. Since 2009, joint workshops on enhancing the effective participation in the work of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee and the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee had been held in Asia, Latin America, and Francophone and Anglophone Africa. The workshops provided a first opportunity for information exchange and networking among the Committee members and Parties. The Parties are responsible for sending scientific information on potential new chemicals to the Secretariat to inform the review process conducted by the CRC and the POPRC.

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The training is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region in Nigeria. The European Union has kindly provided the funding for the training course.

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