Risk assessment and risk management of chemicals

Thematic training within the International Capacity Development Programme – Developing Strategies for National Chemicals Management. Prioritized countries for the training are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

This is a four-day course in risk assessment and risk management of chemicals. The training will focus on in-depth risk assessment principles, using relevant scenarios and is intended for participants with some knowledge of hazardous chemicals. The training is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Training is on site in Lusaka, Zambia with experts from the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI).

About the thematic training – Risk assessment and risk management of chemicals

The thematic training is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and organized by KemI as part of the on-going support for capacity development on preventive chemicals control in participating countries. Prioritized countries for the training are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Candidates from other countries in the region and relevant organisations who are active in the region may also be considered.

This training provides participants with an in depth understanding of the principles of risk assessment and risk management of chemicals as well as skills to perform such assessments. Discussions on regulatory decision making based on risk assessments will also be included.

The training is primarily intended for persons with previous work experience that require risk and/or hazard assessment of chemicals or pesticides. This includes (but is not limited to) pesticide/chemical regulators, agriculture advisors, inspectors, public health pest control managers and others working in the field of pesticide/chemicals management. The training also seeks to establish and promote existing networks of experts. This will allow the sharing of knowledge and perspectives with colleagues in the region and abroad.

Programme structure

Training phase (4 days) on site in Lusaka, Zambia. February 20-23, 2024. Accommodation and conference facilities will be announced later.

Course content

Risk assessment in theory and case studies

Human health effects

Environmental effects

Exposure estimation

Risk management

Regulatory decision making

Lectures and tutored practical exercises

Group discussions

Admission requirements

Prioritized countries for the training are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Candidates from other countries in the region and relevant organisations who are active in the region may also be considered.

Please note that the course is not open to participants of the previous course held in August 2023 in Zambia.

Candidates should have a university degree in technical or natural sciences, agriculture, or other relevant university educations. Their work responsibilities should include risk or hazard assessment of chemicals or pesticides. The training will be held in English without any translation. Basic computer skills, access to a laptop and a personal email address are necessary for the training. The training is available both to alumni of the International Training Programme (ITP) in Chemicals Management, current participants, and to those which have not attended the ITP. International travel to Zambia, board and lodging, programme fee and literature are covered by Sida.

The participants or their organization need to cover certain costs such as personal expenses, domestic travel, visa fees, local airport taxes, and departure fees.

The participants are responsible for obtaining all the necessary visas and for passport validity. Participants are covered by a Swedish group insurance for emergency medical care in case of acute illness or accidents during the training. The insurance only covers international travellers which means that participants from Zambia are not included.

Selection process and further information

This announcement will be distributed to designated countries, organisations, and alumni of the ITP programme.

The candidates need to apply on-line via the course website (see below) no later than January 7th. A maximum of 25 candidates will be accepted for the training. Selected candidates will be notified no later than January 14th by email which will include information about the practical arrangements.

Applicants will be asked to provide an example of current issues or question/case that relate in some way to risk assessment. This is to help the organising group to set up relevant exercises and discussions.

Selection criteria

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI) will decide on who is eligible to participate. The training is intended to reach several countries and organisations. The available places will be distributed accordingly. However, it is possible for several candidates from one organisation to apply. Candidates will be selected based on an assessment of how well the participant’s background fits with the intended aims and objectives of the training.

The assessment will be based on the supplied information about:

  • level and focus area of education,
  • current job description and responsibilities,
  • work experience.

Further contact

Email: training@kemi.se                             Telephone: +46 8 519 41 100

Application

Please click on the appropriate link below, under "Sessions", and fill out the requested form.

Duration: 32 h


Sessions


Title: On site training in Zambia, February 2024
Start date:
End date:
2024-02-20
2024-02-23
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Responsible: Per Johansson
Vacant seats: 25
Registration deadline: 2024-01-08
Status: Started