GEF Project - Global Best Practices on Emerging Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach

The Global Environment Facility Project on Global Best Practices on Emerging Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) aims to accelerate the adoption of national and value chain initiatives to control Emerging Policy Issues (EPIs) and contribute to the 2020 SAICM goal and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It was formally approved by the GEF in August 2018.

There are three main components to the project:

  1. Promoting regulatory and voluntary action by government and industry to phase out lead in paint (more information)
  2. Lifecycle management of chemicals present in products, and
  3. Knowledge management and stakeholder engagement.

Inception Workshop

The inception workshop will be held at Room VIII, Building A, Palais de Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, from Tuesday 15 to Wednesday 16 January 2019.

The objectives of the workshop include:

a) To update project execution partners on the project scope including concept, objectives, components and outputs and endorse any changes to project annexes (legal agreements, ToRs, budget, procurement plan, workplan, supervision plan);

b) To ensure common understanding of the project delivery structure, the linkages, and the roles and responsibilities of each partner (Implementing Agency, Executing Agency, Component Leads, and Delivery Partners and contractors), including reporting requirements;

c) To finalize detailed project work plans, budgets and quarterly forecasts for the project YEAR 1 based on the drafts developed in advance of the meeting;

d) To agree on a communication plan and knowledge management approach for project partners and executing agency.

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