Minamata Initial Assessment and National Action Plan Inception Workshop

September 1 2016 - September 2 2016 Freetown Sierra Leone

Development of Minamata Initial Assessment and National Action Plan for Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining in Sierra Leone.


Workshop Objectives

  • Raise awareness of policy makers and the general public on mercury menace and its environmental and health concerns and the need for national action.
  • Provide an overview of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • EPA highlights the national status on Mercury management and the various roles that Sierra Leone played during the negotiations.
  • Explain the objectives of the Project on MIA/NAP project and define the roles of partners – UNEP, UNITAR, EPA and the local stakeholders
  • Establish a National Coordination Mechanism (NCM) and Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) and respective chairs confirmed
  • Draft project activity plans

Target Audience

  • Government line Ministries and Agencies, selected key industry, Civil Society and Academia

Expected Outcomes

  • NCM and SAG established
  • Operational TORs for NCM and SAG reviewed and approved and respective Chairs elected
  • Project activity plans developed
  • Workshop report and recommendations



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