Promotion of the chemical safety and raising the involvement of civil society in decision making on chemical safety issues are the main goals of the Czech-Belarusian project called “Strengthening public participation on environmental decision making and SAICM implementation in Belarus”. Czech Arnika Association and Belarusian Center of Environmental Solutions brought together their effort to strengthen the dialogue between decision makers and groups directly affected by specific chemical safety problems and to implement SAICM objectives.
The project enables to establish of an informal network of civil society organizations working on chemical safety issues and informational NGO centre on chemical safety and waste issues, providing support to public. Collaboration of NGOs is going to result in a list of national priorities connected to the chemical safety as a basis for negotiation with decision makers and following advocacy campaign. Chemical analyses of the environment affecting selected vulnerable groups are supposed to facilitate the effort. Workshops, trainings and a conference (with international experts) on public participation and implementation of sound chemical safety strategies for civil society organizations and representatives of local communities as well as an awareness raising campaign among local population will take part of the project.
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