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  1. Event welcome

  2. Keynote  Global Regulatory Overview

    • What are current collaborative activities of countries at the OECD on:
      • The evolution of risk assessment
      • Risk management
      • Data exchange
      • Capacity building
    • What are medium term prospects of future collaborative work?


    Bob Diderich Bob Diderich
    Head of Division, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  3. Session one: Regulations in Africa
  4. Chemicals management in Kenya

    • Background (Kenya) ie. geographical location, population, etc;
    • Overview of policy and legislations on chemicals management in Kenya;
    • Promoting sound management of chemicals in Kenya - through multi sectoral committee /multi stakeholder forum; and
    • Challenges
    Griffins Ochieng Griffins Ochieng
    Executive Director and Programmes Coordinator, Centre for Environment Justice and Development
  5. GHS implementation in Africa

    • an update on the UNEP project; and
    • discuss how the project aims to increase the global implementation of GHS by providing long-term direct support to four African countries:
      • Ghana
      • Kenya
      • Nigeria
      • Côte d’Ivoire.
    Olivier Baldan Olivier Baldan
    SAICM Industry Engagement Specialist, UN Environment Programme
  6. Q&A session

  7. Break for 20 minutes

  8. Updates on GHS legislation and support

    • Recent legislation support for Ghana, Benin and Tanzania; and
    • New and upcoming capacity building activities and outputs.
    Oliver Wootton Oliver Wootton
    Specialist, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR
  9. Ghana’s chemical regulation in retrospective

    • What has worked well;
    • Setbacks, challenges and what needs to be improved; and
    • Our FOCUS for the future
    Dr Sam Adu-Kumi Dr Sam Adu-Kumi
    National Focal Point, Chemicals and Waste MEAs & SAICM (Outgoing), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  10. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in The Middle East and Africa

    • The Concept of EPR; and
    • EPR in the Middle East and Africa:
      • Turkey
      • South Africa
      • The GCC
      • Other
    Emel Kasim Emel Kasim
    Regulatory Research Analyst, EMEA, 3E Company
  11. Q&A session

  12. Lunch break for 60 minutes

  13. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  14. Welcome back

  15. Session two: Turkish chemicals regulations
  16. Turkey KKDIK: registration process news and updates

    • Turkey KKDIK: what’s new
    • Registration process updates:
      • lead registrations
      • co-registrations
    • Main challenges in the registration process
    Olesia Pochapska Olesia Pochapska
    Global Accounts and BD Director, REACHLaw, Finland
  17. Turkish chemicals regulations

    • SDS & e-SDS compliance for the Turkish market;
    • PCN notification ahead; and
    • Turkish SEA regulation and its provisions
    Melih Babayigit Melih Babayigit
    General Manager, CRAD
  18. Q&A session

  19. Break for 20 minutes

  20. Session three: Chemical Regulatory Updates across the Middle East
  21. New developments in Israel

    • What to expect regarding chemical registration?;
    • Chemical standards under the import reform; and
    • What is expected this year regarding cosmetics?
    Shimshon Roth Shimshon Roth
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  22. Regulations in the Middle East

    • Overview of Middle Eastern chemical regulatory environment;
    • GHS in Africa;
    • Egypt;
    • Israel;
    • Kenya; and
    • Rwanda
    Michael S. Wenk Michael S. Wenk
    Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants
  23. Q&A session

  24. Close of conference