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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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    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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    Community of practice summary of discussions

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    Community of Practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides - 2020 Digest Compliation

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    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 Highly Hazardous...

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    Community of Practice on Chemicals and SDGs - 2020 Digest Compliation

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    Community of Practice on Chemicals and SDGs - 2020 Digest Compliation

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    Community of Practice on Chemicals in Products - 2020 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Chemicals in Products - 2020 Digest Compliation

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    Community of Practice on Lead in Paint - 2020 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Lead in Paint - 2020 Digest Compliation

    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...

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