On May 1, 2004, the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) began a global NGO project called the International POPs Elimination Project (IPEP) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provided core funding for the project.
IPEP has three principal objectives:
- Encourage and enable NGOs in 40 developing and transitional countries to engage in activities that provide concrete and immediate contributions to country efforts in preparing for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention.
- Enhance the skills and knowledge of NGOs to help build their capacity as effective stakeholders in the Convention implementation process.
- Help establish regional and national NGO coordination and capacity in all regions of the world in support of longer term efforts to achieve chemical safety.
IPEP supports preparation of reports on country situation, hotspots, policy briefs, and regional activities. Three principal types of activities will be supported by IPEP: participation in the National Implementation Plan, training and awareness workshops, and public information and awareness campaigns.
- Here you can find documents and presentations from the initial workshop of IPEP that took place in Brandys nad Labem, the Czech Republic, in May 2004.
For more information, please see www.ipen.org
IPEN gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Global Environment Facility, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and Swiss Agency for the Environment Forests and Landscape.