Africa - Francophone - Dakar, Senegal 2009

Title: Regional capacity-building workshop on the guidelines on BAT and BEP
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Date: from 23 to 25 March 2009


The Workshop is hosted by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Francophone Africa, a nominated Stockholm Convention centre.

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The workshop has the following objectives:

  • Participants will be familiar with Party obligations pertaining to unintentional emissions of persistent organic pollutants as well as with timeframe of their implementation;
  • Participants will have clear understanding of the guidelines on best available techniques and best environmental practices, and thus will be in a position to  facilitate the effective use of the guidelines at national level;
  • Exchange of experiences and lessons learned, among the relevant stakeholders, in addressing unintentional emissions of persistent organic pollutants, including transfer of technologies and knowledge ;
  • Feedback is provided to the secretariat by participants, on their experience using the guidelines as well as their usefulness.

The target audience should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Specialized technical issues or technological overview;
  • Relevant environmental policy; or
  • The implementation of Article 5 of the Stockholm Convention.

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