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SAICM Knowledge Management activities are supported by the GEF 9771 project on Global Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).

Within this framework, the SAICM Secretariat explores ways to create, manage and disseminate knowledge on chemicals of concern. The implementation follows a Knowledge Management Strategy that is being constantly revised and updated. It explores different tools and processes to better manage knowledge cycles, aiming at interlinking knowledge from multiple stakeholders. Communities of practice have been established to support collaborative and innovative exchanges.

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A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief
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    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    Policy document

    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    This policy brief examines the scientific, policy, and practical reasons for approaching PFAS as a class. It also identifies enabling conditions for advancing improved public health and environment protection in the textiles sector, for consideration by SAICM and other stakeholders.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Preparing for the 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Preparing for the 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    The Role of Focal Points in Highly Hazardous Pesticides Management

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    The Role of Focal Points in Highly Hazardous Pesticides Management

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on The Role of Focal Points in Highly Hazardous Pesticides Management, which took place on 27 July 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Assessment of alternatives

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Assessment of alternatives

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP). This is a summary of the discussion on Assessment of alternatives, which took place on 15 June 2022.

  • Factsheets and brochures
    The Potential Key Role of SAICM Focal Points in Reducing Harm from HHPs

    Factsheets and brochures

    The Potential Key Role of SAICM Focal Points in Reducing Harm from HHPs

    The factsheet entitled "The potential key role of SAICM Focal Points in reducing harm from Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)" was produced by stakeholders from the University of Cape Town, the...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Capacity building – tools that are used

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Capacity building – tools that are used

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a summary of the discussion on Capacity building – tools that are used, which took place on 6 July 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Transitioning to paints without added lead: guidance and experience in reformulation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Transitioning to paints without added lead: guidance and experience in reformulation

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Traceability tools across supply chains

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Traceability tools across supply chains

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP). This is a summary of the discussion on Traceability tools across supply chains, which took place on 12 May 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    The role and importance of national and regional Highly Hazardous Pesticides strategies

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    The role and importance of national and regional Highly Hazardous Pesticides strategies

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on The role and importance of national and regional Highly Hazardous Pesticides strategies, which took place on 18 May 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP). This is a summary of the discussion on Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles, which took place on 17 March 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact, which took place on 9 March 2022.

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