Final workshop for validation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) inventories and development of action plans for Pops management in Pakistan

12th – 14th February 2019, Ramada Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan

Final workshop for validation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) inventories and development of action plans for POPs management in Pakistan

Workshop Objectives

  • Present the current status of the POPs inventories in Pakistan and validation.
  • To give an overview and discuss on action plan activity options for the POPs groups
  • To discuss individual action plans options and adopt to Pakistan circumstances
  • To introduce the link between POPs management and related SAICM key issues
  • To introduce the NIP guidance and the suggested structure of NIP

 

Expected Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants will have acquired:

  • Improved knowledge on inventory status and outcomes for the major POPs groups
  • Shared experience and POPs inventory – gaps and approaches to close gaps
  • Knowledge on major action plan activity options for managing POPs in the life cycle
  • Preliminary action plan drafts adjusted to the Pakistan circumstances
  • Progress of the POPs management will be facilitated as a result of:
    • Status, discussion and exchange on POPs inventory results and further development
    • Overview on options on persistent organic pollutants action plans
    • Discussion on options for action plan activities on persistent organic pollutants life cycle management.
    • Information on integration of POPs management within the larger frame of chemical management and waste management

 

Target Groups

The capacity building activity is targeted to: Steering Committee members, Thematic Task Teams members, industry related to POPs and waste management; PCB and other POPs stockpile owners; Academic Sector/ Research Institutions, NGOs working on POPs and hazardous chemicals

Methodology and Structure

The workshop is intended to be participatory and interactive, making use of learning tools such as: interactive presentations and panel discussions and facilitated dialogue during breaks

Materials

Presentations and related materials will be made available electronically.

 

AGENDA

DAY 1: 12th FEBUARY 2019; INVENTORY VALIDATION AND ACTION PLAN WORKSHOP                       

TIME

TOPIC

PRESENTER

09.00-09.30am

Registration of Participants

09.30-09.40

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mr. Hammad Shamimi, Joint Secretary (IC)/Focal Point NIP Project, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad

09.40 – 09.50

Introduction of Participants

09.50 – 10.05

Introduction to the NIP Update Project

Questions

Dr Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical)/NPC NIP Project, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad

10.05 – 10.20

Objectives of the Workshop 

Questions and discussion

Dr. Roland Weber,

POPs Environmental Consulting International Consultant, UNEP

10.20 – 10.40

Photo session and Tea/Coffee Break

10.40– 11.00

POPs management within the larger frame of chemicals and waste management

Dr. Roland Weber,

11.00 – 11.20

POPs Pesticides and DDT Inventory

Dr Naeem Akhtar

National Consultant-POPs

11.20 -11.30

Discussion/validation of pesticide inventory

All

11.30 – 11.40

Options for update action plan activities for managing POPs pesticides

Dr. Roland Weber (UNIDO; POPRC)

11.40 – 11.50

Discussion on Action Plan options pesticides

All

11.50 – 12.10

Presentation Dioxin/UPOP Inventory

Ms Mehreen Iqbal, National Consultant on UPOPs(On Skype)

12.10 – 12.20

Discussion/validation of Dioxin/UPOP Inventory

All

12.20 – 12.30

Options for action plan activities Dioxin/UPOP

Dr. Roland Weber

12.30 – 12.40

Discussion on action plan options for UPOPs

All

12.40- 14.10

Lunch Break

14.10 – 14.25

PBDE and HBCD inventory findings

Dr. Jabir Hussain Syed, National Consultant-New POPs

14.25 – 14.35

Discussion/validation of PBDE inventory

All

14.35 – 14.55

Options for action plan activities for POP-BFRs

Dr. Roland Weber

14.55 – 15.10

Discussion action plan options for POP-BFRs

All

15.10 – 15.30

Tea/Coffee Break

15.30 – 15.45

PFOS Inventory findings

Dr. Jabir Hussain Syed, National Consultant-New POPs

15.45 – 16.00

Discussion on PFOS inventory

All

16.00 – 16.15

Options for action plan activities for PFOS

Dr. Roland Weber

16.15 – 16.30

Discussion on action plan options for PFOS

All

16.30 – 16.45

Wrap up of the day

Mr.Muhammad Mureed Rahimoon Deputy Secretary (IC), Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad

16.45

END of Days Formal Programme

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AGENDA

DAY 2: 13th February 2019; INVENTORY VALIDATION AND ACTION PLAN WORKSHOP

 

TIME

TOPIC

PRESENTER

9.00 – 09.30 am

Registration of Participants

 

09.30-09.40

Welcome & Introduction to day’s programme

Questions on day 1 topics

Dr Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical), NPC NIP Project,  Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad

09.40 – 10.00

PCB Inventory findings

Mr. Imran Hussain, National Consultant PCB’s

10.00 – 10.10

Discussion/validation on PCB Inventory status

All

10.10 – 10.20

Options for update PCBs action plan activities

Dr. Roland Weber

10.20 – 10.40

Question/Discussion action plan options PCB

All

10.40 – 11.00

Picture &Tea/Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.20

Contaminated sites – current status Pakistan

Dr Naeem Akhtar

National Consultant-POPs

11.20 – 11.30

POPs contaminated sites action plan options

Dr. Roland Weber

11.30 – 11.40

Questions & Discussion

All

11.40 – 12.00

Finalizing POPs inventories for NIP

Questions and discussion

Dr. Roland Weber

All

12.00 – 12.20

Options for action plan for POPs research

Questions and discussion

Dr. Roland Weber

All

12.20 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.20

Institutional Policy and Regulatory Framework

Mr. Arsal Hashmi, Legal Expert on POPs

14.20 – 14.40

Some Regulatory and Institutional Issues and Tools related to POPs action plan development

Dr. Roland Weber

14.40 – 14.50

Questions & Discussion

All

14.50 – 15.20

Tea/Coffee Break

15.20 – 15.40

POPs information and awareness status

Questions & Discussion

Sayyed Paras Ali, Chief Editor, Technology Times, Islamabad

All

15.40 – 16.00

Awareness raising on POPs and related hazardous chemicals action plan options

Dr. Roland Weber (UNIDO; POPRC)

16.30 – 16.45

Wrap up of the day

Mr Muhammad Mureed Rahimoon, Deputy Secretary (IC), Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, Pakistan

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AGENDA

DAY 3: 14th February 2019; INVENTORY VALIDATION AND ACTION PLAN WORKSHOP

 

TIME

TOPIC

PRESENTER

9.00 – 09.30

Registration of Participants

 

09.30-09.40

Welcome & Introduction to day’s programme

Questions on previous day topics

Dr Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical)/ NPC NIP Project, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad

09.40 – 09.50

Introduction to working group on assessing action plan option and developing action plans

Dr. Roland Weber

09.50- 10.00

Questions & Discussion

All

10.00-11.00

Working groups on action plan development and assessment/selection of activity options

Pakistan POPs teams

11.00 – 11.20

Tea/Coffee Break

11.20 – 12.30

Working groups on action plan development and assessment/selection of activity options

Pakistan POPs teams

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00

Presentation on preliminary action plan activities and related stakeholders

Questions & Discussion

Pakistan POPs teams

14.00 – 14.30

Some information for Prioritization of POPs Groups for the NIP development

Dr. Roland Weber

14.30 – 15.00

Tea/Coffee Break

15.00 – 15.20

Guidelines for the Development of the NIP –

Structure and individual sections/topics

Dr. Roland Weber

15.20 – 15.30

Questions and Discussion

All

15.30 – 16.00

Concluding Speech

Distribution of Workshop Certificates / Shields to the participants

Ms Zartaj Gul, Minister of State, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad

16.00

Group photo and Close of workshop

 

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