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.
Training phase (4 days) on site in Lusaka, Zambia. August 29 - September 1, 2023. Accommodation and conference facilities will be announced later.
The on-site training will be followed up by a 3-hour online workshop. Date to be announced later (September/October 2023).
Risk assessment in theory and case studies
Human health effects
Regulatory decision making
Lectures and tutored practical exercises
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.
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 May 7th. A maximum of 25 candidates will be accepted for the training. Selected candidates will be notified no later than May 26th 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.
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.
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