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Tackling Toxics: Gender dimensions of chemicals and waste policies – BRS Side Event

11 May 2023 @ 18:15 - 19:45 CEST

About the Event

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).

The event has a hybrid format, the webex link is: https://unep-brs.webex.com/unep-brs/j.php?MTID=me87c4eb3861548c51610ab4aba39e699 

Catering is provided. 


Opening Remarks

  • Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Cyrus Mageria, Government of Kenya (TBC) 

Mentimeter survey: Does your country have an action plan to implement the gender aspects of the BRS convention?

Film première

  • Film premiere “Tackling Toxics” by Frederick Otieno Onyango (CEJAD Kenya, online) and Sascha Gabizon (WECF International)
    • Film Chapters 1-3
      Discussants: Frederik, CEJAD Kenya, Yuyun Ismawati NEXUS Foundation (online) 
    • Film Chapters 4-10
      Discussants: Verona Collantes-Lebale (GEF Gender Partnership), First Secretary- Environment at Mission of Mexico to the UN, Maria Eugenia González Anaya

Publication launch: case studies Kenya & Tunisia

  • Semia Gharbi, AEEFG Tunisia (online)
  • Sascha Gabizon and Clara Kraske WECF International
  • Amelie Owen, WECF France

Mentimeter: What would you need to implement the gender aspects of the BRS convention?


  • Sascha Gabizon




11 May 2023
18:15 - 19:45


Conference Room 3, Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland
17 rue de Varembé
Geneva, Switzerland
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