The Swedish Chemicals Agency is in various ways supporting the development of preventive chemicals control in low and middle income countries. One example is guidance, including e.g. guidance documents and an international training program.
Guidance documents for preventive chemicals control
To support other countries, the Swedish Chemicals Agency has produced guidance documents on various areas that are important for the development of a national chemical control. The purpose is to provide an overview of the different areas that are important for a national preventive chemical control and how such a system can be developed. The guidance documents are also used in seminars with other countries to disseminate the information and exchange experiences, and to be able to further develop the documents.
We have also supported the development of other related guidance documents produced by other organizations, such as UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).
International Training Programme for Capacity Development
The Swedish Chemicals Agency provides an international training programme for capacity development. The training is primarily aimed at employees at ministries and authorities in countries in need of developing their national chemical control. The purpose is for the participants to gain the necessary knowledge to be able to build up a functioning, preventive chemical control in their own country by developing relevant legislation, institutional capacity and systems for regulatory compliance.
Read more about international training programs for capacity development.