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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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Case study: plan of action to implement the WHO chemical road map in Jordan
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    Case study: plan of action to implement the WHO chemical road map in Jordan

    Factsheets and brochures

    Case study: plan of action to implement the WHO chemical road map in Jordan

    WHO data estimate that 1.6 million lives (2.7% of total global deaths) and 45 million disability-adjusted life years were lost in 2016 due to exposure to selected toxic chemicals. Data are, however...

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    Case study: Using the WHO Chemicals Road Map and Workbook to determine country priorities for sound management of chemicals and waste

    Factsheets and brochures

    Case study: Using the WHO Chemicals Road Map and Workbook to determine country priorities for sound management of chemicals and waste

    The Chemicals Road Map was developed to enhance health sector engagement in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) towards the 2020 goal and beyond. The Road Map helps...

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    Chemical Entities of Biological Interest

    Database

    Chemical Entities of Biological Interest

    Chemical Entities of Biological Interest, also known as ChEBI is a chemical database and ontology of molecular entities focused on 'small' chemical compounds...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Management on classes of chemicals and flame retardants in the textiles sector

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Management on classes of chemicals and flame retardants in the textiles sector

    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 Management on classes of chemicals and flame retardants in the textiles sector, which took place on 10 December 2020.

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    Enforcement of products

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Enforcement of products

    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 Enforcement of products, which took place on 26 November 2020.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Accelerating the implementation of SDG 12.4

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Accelerating the implementation of SDG 12.4

    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 Accelerating the implementation of SDG 12.4, which took place on 25 November 2020.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Compliance and enforcement mechanisms in a lead paint law

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Compliance and enforcement mechanisms in a lead paint law

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

  • Article
    UNEP Compares Options for Science-Policy Interface on Chemicals and Waste

    Article

    UNEP Compares Options for Science-Policy Interface on Chemicals and Waste

    UNEA-4 underscored the need to strengthen the SPI at all levels to support and promote science-based local, national, regional, and global action on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. The report outlines three possible options for strengthening the SPI at the international level: an independent platform, similar to the IPCC and IPBES models; institutionalizing the Global Chemicals Outlook and Global Waste Management Outlook processes; and thematic subsidiary panels.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    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 Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward, which took place on 21 October 2020.Dr Baogen Gu

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new 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 Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination, which took place on 23 September 2020.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Brainstorming implementation of gender mainstreaming into national policies for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Brainstorming implementation of gender mainstreaming into national policies for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    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...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Mapping session of Chemicals in Products Globally

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Mapping session of Chemicals in Products Globally

    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...

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