Minamata Initial Assessement (MIA) validation workshop for Yemen

March 25 2019 - March 28 2019 Cairo Egypt

Project: MIA Yemen


The MIA validation workshop in Cairo was organized jointly with UNIDO and the MIA national teams of Yemen and Egypt. The objectives of the workshop include:

  • Discussing the Minamata Convention in the context of the other chemicals and waste management Conventions
  • Presenting institutional reforms undertaken in Egypt to implement the chemicals and waste¬†Conventions
  • Finalizing The Yemen MIA document
  • Discussing specific regulations and requirements of the Minamata Convention regarding the reduction and control of emissions from point sources
  • Sharing Egypt's experience regarding the regulation of the cement sector
  • Addressing the Minamata regulation on mercury trade
  • Discussing the requirements of the Minamata Convention regarding the management of mercury added products
  • Highlighting the aspect of mercury waste management under the Minamata and the Basel Conventions