“Promotion of a multi-stakeholder model and CSO participation, for the implementation of the 11 core elements of the SAICM Overall Orientation Guidance (OOG)” in Ethiopia, Kenya and Ivory Coast.
The project seeks to increase the knowledge among CSOs, national and regional decision-makers on how to systematically work for the realization of the 11 core elements of the SAICM Overall Orientation Guidance (OOG), through a systematic and deep online learning platform procured by experts in the global chemicals and waste objectives of a post-2020 global chemicals and waste framework.
1. Project Objective 1
- Prepare Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engaged in the SAICM post 2020 global policy process in the best possible way on key aspects/topics in the compilation document with recommendations regarding the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (from now on in short referred to as the “compilation document”, for consideration by the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) (preliminary postponed until June 2021), through in-depth learning.
- Prepare the participants CSOs to, in turn, be able to share the acquired knowledge with their country and regional representatives in the preparation of the regional and global meetings left in the SAICM intersessional process, as well as beyond.
- To provide project participants with the necessary tools to promote multi-stakeholder model and CSO participation, for the implementation of the 11 core elements of the SAICM Overall Orientation Guidance (OOG)” in their own countries.
HEJSupport developed a comprehensive online course on SAICM to inform and engage NGOs in the ongoing negotiations on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. The description of the course is available at: New online course on SAICM Issues of Concern - HEJSupportHEJSupport (hej-support.org) and Online courses on SAICM in Russian - HEJSupportHEJSupport (hej-support.org)The course helped elevate NGO awareness on Issues of Concern in the beyond 2020 global strategy on chemicals and waste, including criteria for selecting new issues of concern and an approach to current emerging policy issues. The course provides a detailed description of achievements and challenges in SAICM implementation and perspectives for developing a new framework on chemicals and waste. Moreover, it gives new ideas for evaluating the effectiveness of SAICM implementation. In addition, it suggests approaches of elevating the implementation of SAICM issues of concern to the new level of increased obligations on stakeholders. The course is available in Russian, making the language barrier no longer a problem. The course was featured in the social media of many EECCA NGOs. The link to the course was also included on the Tajik Committee on Environment website as a vital awareness-raising tool.