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About Knowledge Management

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.

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    Drafting Group Provides Recommendations for Post-2020 Chemicals Declaration

    Article

    Drafting Group Provides Recommendations for Post-2020 Chemicals Declaration

    An informal drafting group has concluded its work to develop essential elements for a possible high-level declaration on a post-2020 chemicals agreement. The co-facilitators have identified issues requiring further review, such as funding, peer review, science-policy interface, and capacity building. The group's recommendations will form the basis of a proposal for continued discussions on the declaration when face-to-face meetings resume. 

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    Lead in paint laboratory database

    Database

    Lead in paint laboratory database

    The Lead in Paint Laboratory Database lists laboratories from all UN regions capable of identifying and quantifying lead in paint samples.It is established by UNEP in close cooperation with the...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Chemicals and toys

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Chemicals and toys

    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...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Reformulation is entirely possible

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Reformulation is entirely possible

    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
    Promoting youth engagement with different stakeholders in chemicals and waste

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Promoting youth engagement with different stakeholders in 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 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 Promoting youth engagement with different stakeholders in chemicals and waste, which took place on 26 May 2021.

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    International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW Learn)

    Website

    International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW Learn)

    IW:LEARN is the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network. The IW:LEARN project was established to strengthen transboundary water management...

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    The Role of Alternatives in Phasing out HHPs

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    The Role of Alternatives in Phasing out HHPs

    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 Alternatives in Phasing out HHPs, which took place on 19 May 2021.

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    Chemicals and Biodiversity

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Chemicals and Biodiversity

    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 Chemicals and Biodiversity, which took place on 28 April 2021.

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    Practitioners Discuss Boosting Synergies Between Chemicals and Biodiversity Communities

    Article

    Practitioners Discuss Boosting Synergies Between Chemicals and Biodiversity Communities

    The SAICM Secretariat and the University of Cape Town established the Community of Practice on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and create a learning network. The discussion highlighted the need to strengthen dialogue at the national level to ensure delivery and implementation of the post-2020 global frameworks for chemicals and biodiversity. Participants said the relationship between the two agendas is not reflected in the siloed approaches of the current policy landscape.

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    Nanotechnology literature review

    Infographic

    Nanotechnology literature review

    This database gives you access to a literature review of nanotechnology publications per world's regions. Data updated as of March 2019.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Chemicals of concern in building materials

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Chemicals of concern in building materials

    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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