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Integrating Gender Equality & Women’s Leadership in Chemical and Waste Policies & Programs in Africa – BRS COPs Side Event

8 June 2022 @ 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

The event will present good practices and lessons learned on integrating gender-equality into chemicals and waste policies and women’s leadership in the transition to a circular economy where waste is avoided and/or safely reused and recycled, with a specific focus on plastic waste, electronic waste and chemicals listed under the BRS conventions. Case studies will be shared from East Africa (Kenya) and North Africa (Tunisia). From Latin America input will be given based on similar case studies undertaken recently.

The invitation flyer with more information can be found here

Food and drinks will be served (please arrive timely)

Welcome by organisers

– Griffins Ochieng (CEJAD Kenya)
– Sascha Gabizon (WECF International)
– Semia Gharbi (AEEFG Tunisia)

Opening Remarks

– Ministry of Environment Forestry, Principal Secretary, Dr. Chris K. Kiptoo, CBS Kenya

Preview documentary – Kenya

– Filmmaker Laure Poinsot will present clips of the documentary: “What a Waste – the unseen link between gender, plastics and chemicals”

Presentation of case study – Kenya

– Griffins Ochieng, CEJAD

Trailer documentary -Tunisia

Presentation of case study – Tunisia

– Semia Gharbi, AEEFG


– Ministry of Environment, Miroslava Castellon of Bolivia
– BRS Secretariat, Susan Wingfield (tbc)
– German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt), Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Stolzenberg, Germany
– Civil Society organisations e.g. REACCIÓN CLIMÁTICA, NEXUS Foundation, IPEN, CIEL, PAN



8 June 2022
13:15 - 14:45


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