Composition du Comité

Un Comité de contrôle du respect composé de quinze membres a été créé aux termes de l’annexe VII à la Convention de Rotterdam. Les membres du Comité sont désignés par les Parties et élus par la Conférence des Parties, sur la base du principe de la représentation géographique équitable des cinq groupes régionaux des Nations Unies. Ces membres siègent en toute objectivité dans l’intérêt supérieur de la Convention. Ils possèdent des compétences techniques et des qualifications spécifiques dans le domaine relevant de la Convention de Rotterdam. Le Comité élit son propre président, un vice-président et un rapporteur étant élus par roulement par le Comité, conformément à l’article 30 du règlement intérieur de la Conférence des Parties. Ces trois personnes constituent le bureau du Comité. Les membres du bureau sont élus dans le respect du principe de la représentation géographique équitable et ne doivent pas siéger pendant plus de deux mandats consécutifs.

Pour de plus amples informations sur la composition du Comité et l’élection de ses membres et des membres de son bureau, prière de se reporter aux paragraphes 2 à 6 des Procédures et mécanismes de contrôle du respect de la Convention de Rotterdam (annexe VII à la Convention).

Membres du Comité et du bureau :

Mr. Fredrick Muchiri

I wish to extend my appreciation for being selected to represent African region as a member of the newly created compliance committee under BRS. I have a wealth of experience on the operations of the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Basel conventions starting way back in 1990s as detailed here below:

2019 to date  General manager, Registration of pesticides department, responsible for making pesticides import responses under the PIC procedure in Kenya 
16-20 October 2017  Attended Persistent Organic Pollutants Chemical Review Committee 13th Meeting Rome, Italy 
14-18 October 2013  Attended Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee 9th meeting, Rome, Italy
24 April-5 May 2007  Represented Kenya in a conference of parties meeting on Stockholm Convention in Geneva, Switzerland 
October 2006  Represented Kenya in conference of parties meeting on Rotterdam Convention in Geneva, Switzerland
2004 Participated as a resource person in undertaking inventory of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Kenya
17-19 September 2003 Participated in UNEP Sub-regional Workshop on the Coordinated Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements on chemicals and wastes in Pretoria, South Africa
2003
Participated in preparation of the 1st State of Environment (SOE) report in Kenya
26-28 June 2002
Attended National Stakeholders Workshop on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm convention on POPs at Lake Baringo Club - Kenya
2001   Attended seminar/workshop on Inventory of Obsolete stocks of pesticides organized by FAO in Kenya 

I look forward towards contribution in the compliance committee guided by rules of procedure and terms of reference. I also wish to extend congratulatory message to our chair whom we expect to support to achieve the aspirations of the committee as guided.

Mr. P’Malinam Essolakina Bafei

Pharmaco - Toxicologist and Criminologist
Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources
Mailing address : 247, Rue des Nîmes
Togo
Phone : +228 98381682/ 90358698
Courriel : bafeijoseph@gmail.com

  • OCP of the Rotterdam Convention in Togo since 2019
  • Togo’s AND for industrial chemicals since 2019
  • Head of Chemical Substances and Radioactive Materials Section and responsible for the control of imports/exports of chemicals since 2019
  • Member of the National Authority for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons since 2019
  • Member of the National Pesticide Registration Committee since 2020
  • Expert in narcotics and crime scene analysis
  • Expert in chemical threat and risk assessment
  • Member of the National Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical (NRBC) Risk Management Team

Ms. Vilma Morales Quillama

Personal Information

Date of Birth: 16 March 1959
Place of Birth: Ica, Peru
Nationality: Peruvian

Academic Qualifications

Chemical Engineer: San Luis Gonzaga, University, Peru
Master of Occupational Health: Alas Peruanas University, Peru

Other Academic Courses

Specialist on hazardous waste: Centro Nacional de Investigación y Capacitación
Ambiental, Mexico.
Environmental management: Centro de Estudios Superiores (CESAP), Peru.
Risk assessment and risk management to provide tools for development of sound chemical regulations: Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand

Employment Record

1987 - 1994: Coordinator -Occupational Health and Hygiene Area, Occupational Health National Institute.
1995 - 1999: Director for Food Safety, General Directorate on Environmental Health.
2000 - 2011: Director for Natural Resources Protection, General Directorate on Environmental Health.
2011 - 2019: Coordinator - Chemical and Environmental Risk Management, Ministry of Environment.
2019 - 2020: Coordinator of the Environmental Management Directorate, Ministry of Transport and Communications.
2021: Director of Pollution Control and Chemical Substances, Ministry of Environment.

Responsibilities and Relevant Experience

  • Chemicals assessment by applying toxicological criteria to reduce the environmental and Public Health impacts (pesticides, biocides, toys).
  • Hazardous waste management by evaluating the appropriate treatment alternatives and final disposal procedures.
  • Leading of the registration system to facilitate the surveillance and control of companies that use carcinogenetic substances in different processes.
  • Implementation of the hazard analysis and control critic point to guarantee food safety and the sustainability of Peruvian exportation products.
  • Identifying and assessing of sites contaminated.
  • Coordination of projects related to chemical and waste agreements
  • Formulation of the environment and environmental health regulation as:
    • soil environmental quality standards
    • promotion of natural gas use in cars and of solar panels
    • instrumentation of a general law on solid waste
    • definition of threshold limit values for chemicals present in working places
    • registration system of non-toxic toys and school supplies.

Participation in the international chemical safety agenda

2012 - 2015: Regional Focal Point for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region for the Strategic Approach for the International Chemical Management – SAICM
2010 - 2013: Member of the Expert Committee to Review the Chemical Products to the Rotterdam Convention
2006 - 2019 / 2021: SAICM National Focal Point for Peru
2006 - 2009: Regional representative to the Executive Council for the SAICM Quick Start Program
2018: Member of the Implementation and Compliance Committee to the Minamata Convention.
2018 - 2022: Member of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to the Stockholm Convention.

Other responsibilities
  • Invited professor, Pos-degree School of Environmental Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, dictating classes on “Risk analysis and control critic points”.
  • Invited professor, Specialization on Environment, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, dictating classes on “Industrial and medical waste management”.
  • Invited professor, Universidad Cayetano Heredia, dictating classes on “Environmental Quality in Peru”,
  • External evaluator of the Research Evaluation Group, Universidad Pontificia Católica del Perú.

Languages

English, Spanish

Mr. Matthias Wolf

Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

I am a senior government official in the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s unit on International Chemicals Management and Sustainable Chemistry since 2017, dealing with SAICM and the chemicals conventions from Minamata, Stockholm and Rotterdam. Before that, I was working for Germany’s Environment Agency (UBA) more than ten years, most of the time leading the national implementation and enforcement procedures regarding the monitoring and reporting under the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS). In parallel, I was involved in developing regulations and guidance in this context at EU level, undertook peer reviews on compliance in other EU Member States, capacity building in partner countries like South Korea and Turkey and in countries being candidates for EU membership in the Balkans. Previous to joining UBA, I’ve worked a couple of years as a lawyer for authorities in the German states of Brandenburg and Saxonia, leading the plan approval procedures for open-cast lignite mining, railroads and energy grids. I’m a lawyer by profession, studied at the University of Muenster, and holding both juridical state exams from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Mr. Martin Lacroix

Head, Export Controls Unit, Chemical Production Division,
Environment and Climate Change Canada
19th floor, Place Vincent Massey, 351 boul. St-Joseph Gatineau, Québec, Canada
Tel : (819)-635-8173
e-mail : martin.lacroix@ec.gc.ca

SKILLS SUMMARY

  • Trained biologist (specialization in environmental toxicology);
  • Several years of experience in environmental and human health risk assessment of chemicals under Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan;
  • Several years of experience in project management; coordinating multidisciplinary teams; and providing advice to members of senior management;
  • Great capacity for analysis, synthesis, and communication;
  • Excellent ability to work in teams, and manage human and financial resources
  • Experience in fundamental and applied research (laboratory and field);
  • Knowledge of the Windows environment, MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, Internet, multimedia tools, statistical tools (SAS and JMP, SAS Institute Inc.).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

February 2018 to present
Head, Export Controls Unit, Chemical Production Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

  • Policy and technical lead for the Rotterdam Convention and current member of the Chemical Review Committee (2019-2022).
  • Lead for the development and administration of domestic export controls in compliance with the Rotterdam Convention, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
  • Regulatory lead for the design and development of regulatory proposals for domestic export controls aligned with international obligations.
  • Responsible for senior management briefing and coordination of multidisciplinary teams involved in regulatory development.
  • Lead for the human and financial resource management of the Unit.
February 2007 to January 2018
Head, National Program Coordination and Integration Unit, Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Management and coordination of the existing substance evaluation plan under the Chemicals Management Plan. Led the coordination of the 15-year assessment plan for the ecological risk assessment of approximately 4,300 substances on Canada’s Domestic Substances List under the Chemicals Management Plan.
  • Led the development of briefing material and provision of strategic advice for decision-making regarding the toxicity of substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  • Led the coordination and management of the regulatory process related to the ecological risk assessments of existing substances (ministerial briefings and technical recommendations, regulatory publications, consultations, and stakeholder engagement including industry, civil society, academia and other federal departments).
  • Led the coordination of risk assessment and early risk management activities involving various partners including Health Canada and several groups within Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • Led multidisciplinary teams (risk assessors, risk managers, policy advisors, economists and legal advisors) engaged in the assessment and management of toxic substances.
  • Lead for the human and financial resource management of the Unit
May 2015 to December 2015 (assignment)
Manager, Program Liaison Section, Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Led stakeholder engagement activities under the Chemicals Management Plan. Including the organization of two meetings of the Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council and workshops to refine approaches for the third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan.
  • Led the implementation of the recommendations of the evaluation of the work of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Chemicals Management Plan and development of an action plan.
  • Oversaw the planning, writing and coordination of two editions of the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report.
  • Lead for the human and financial resource management of the Section.
Mai 2004 to July 2006
Evaluator, National Program Coordination and Integration Unit, Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, Environment Canada
  • Supported the coordination of multidisciplinary teams (risk assessors, risk managers, policy advisors, economists and legal advisors) engaged in the assessment and management of toxic substances.
  • Supported the development of strategic advice and briefings to senior management on ecological risk assessments.
  • Project management lead for the implementation of a program-wide decision tracking system and updated guidance document outlining the program’s decision-making processes. Lead for the training and integration of new employees into the team.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2000 - 2002
Université du Québec à Montréal
Masters in Biology, M.Sc., specialization in environmental toxicology.
Master’s thesis: Characterization of the cortisol synthesis signal transduction pathway in the rainbow trout: effects of pesticides on signal transduction (see publications).

1997 - 2000
Université du Québec à Montréal
Bachelor of Biology, Problem-based learning B.Sc., specialization in toxicology and environmental health.

1995 - 1997
Cégep de l'Outaouais
College diploma in natural sciences.

LANGUAGES

French: Native
English: Fluent
Spanish: Beginner

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lacroix, M. et Hontela, A. (2003). The organochlorine o,p`-DDD disrupts the adrenal steroidogenic signalling pathway in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 190, 197-205.
  • Lacroix, M. et Hontela, A. (2001). Regulation of acute cortisol synthesis by cAMP-dependent protein kinase and protein kinase C in a teleost species, the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Journal of Endocrinology 169, 71-78.

References available upon request

Ms. Lendita Dika

Rotterdam Convention’s Compliance Committee member
Plostad Presveta Bogorodica, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: +389 75 266 058
Email: l.dika@moepp.gov.mk 

WORK EXPERIENCE

December 2004 - Present
State Counsellor for industrial pollution and risk management
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP), R. Macedonia

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning is the main authority of the Government responsible for preservation, protection,restoration and improvement of the qualityof the environment in the Republic of Macedonia.

The maintasks of the position State Counsellor for industrial pollution and risk management are related with the policy creation and development of strategies for such policy implementation.

The majorefforts are focused on the approximation of the national legislation in the field of integrated prevention pollution control (IPPC), industrial accidents, chemicals and monitoring with the EU Environmental acquits, as a part of the process of European integration. I am holding responsibility for monitoring and coordination of the studies, programmes and projects for remediation of the historical pollutions with hazardous chemicals so called “hotspots ” in North Macedonia. In the domain of my responsibility, I cooperate with otherdepartments within the ministry, prepare opinions on proposals submitted byother institutions, prepare information to the Government, etc. In addition, I am focal point of Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticide in the International Trade since 2011, focal point of the Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industria l accidents and focal point of Environment Task Force under Energy Community dealing with transposition and implementation of the provisions of the Large Combustion Plans (LCP) and other related Directives to the energy interest.

I am engaged as an expert in the Regional project on waste management, for implementation of the provisions of the Convention on Chemical,Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Weapon in the country.

In order to carry out all of its tasks successfully, I have attended training and capacity building within these regular activities.

September 2003 - June 2004
Professor Assistant
University of Tetovo,Tetovo
Conducting practical part of the Inorganic Chemistry

May 2000 - February 2004
Technical Secretary
Electro distribution, Debar
Perform a variety of secretarial and administrative tasks for the Director

EDUCATION

1985 - 1990
Postgraduate diploma
graduated professor for chemistry
University of Prishtina, Faculty of natural science, Prishtina

1998 - 2003
MA (Master’s degree) in Chemistry
Faculty of natural science,
University “St. Cyril and Methodius” Skopje, Macedonia

TRAINING

  • 2006 Training programme for Environmental Management in Small and Medium Enterprise, India
  • 2006, Technical Workshop “Hot Spots”, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • 2008 Training ECENA, implementation of EU directives (LCP, IPPC, SEVESO, E- PRTP), Bristol
  • 2008 Implementation of IPAprojects and many EU Directives for environmental protection, Rotterdam , Netherland
  • 2008 Mine remediation and Environm ental study tour Czech Republic
  • 2009 UNIDO expert in Clean production, member of the Board of the National Centre for Clean Production, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • 2009, “Capacity Building in Hot Spots Remediation, Montenegro
  • 2010 Sida’s International Training Programme “Strategies for Chemicals Management”, Sweden
  • 2014 Workshop on PIC and ePIC, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017-2018 Project leaderof the IPA twining project “Strengthening the administrative capacities for implementation of Waste Framework Directive

LANGUAGES

Albanian - Mother tongue
Macedonian - C2
English - C2
Italian - B2

Ms. Karmen Krajnc

Slovenia
Tel: +386 14006054
Email: karmen.krajnc@gov.si

Education

2012 - 2016
Ph.D. in Law Sciences
Thesis "Precautionary Principle in European Chemical Legislation"
University of Ljubljana Law Faculty

2001 - 2005
Master of Public Administration
University of Ljubljana Law Faculty

1986 - 1992
Graduate engineer of Chemicals Technology
Surface water ecology
University of Ljubljana, Chemical and Chemical Technology Faculty

Language skills

German, Serbian, Croatian, English

Membership of international / EU bodies

International:
DNA Contact point for Rotterdam Convention (1997 - )
Bureau of COP-4 of Minamata Convention on Mercury (2019 - )
Chair of the Chemicals Review Committee of Rotterdam Convention (2008 - 2009)
Member of Chemicals Review Committee of Rotterdam Convention (2005 - 2009)

EU:
Chair of EU Council Working Group on technical harmonization during Slovene Presidency (2008)
Member (Rapporteur) of REACH Socio-economic Analysis Committee (2013 - 2019)
Assistant to the Chair of WPIEI – Chemicals/Synergies during Slovenia Presidency (2021)

Other relevant experiences

  • In depth knowledge of national, EU and international chemicals legislation (24 years of "first hand" experience with implementation of chemical implementation), including Rotterdam convention and EU regulation 642/2012.
  • Preparation of draft legislative acts (leader of ratification of Rotterdam Convention, Chemicals Weapons Convention, preparation of national legislation on several chemicals issues, i.a. Law on Chemicals amendments).
  • 4 years of experience as Head of Chemicals Unit, Chemicals Office of the RS.

Present position

Senior Adviser, Chemicals Officer of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Health (within the firm: 24 years)


Mr. Adly Manseri

As a policy and legal advisor in the Risk Management Unit of the Chemicals Policy Department of the Directorate-General for the Environment since 2016, I have acquired a solid professional expertise in the various chemical-related legislation at national, European and international level.

In particular, I am in charge of ensuring the proper implementation of European regulations (REACH, CLP, PIC, POPs, Mercury...) and following and participating in the negotiations of multilateral environmental agreements related to chemicals such as the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Minamata Conventions.

Since 2021, I am also an ENVI Expert at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, in charge of environmental issues (and more specifically, related to chemicals) and the preparation and follow-up of negotiations within the Council of the European Union (ENVI files).

By working assiduously on these different sources of law and in these different cenacles, I have the opportunity to explore and consider the different forms of regulation aimed at achieving a high level of protection of the environment and human health.

If I had to choose the leitmotif that drives my work and the goals I want to achieve, it would be #CleanPlanetHealthyPeople! and #OneWorldOneHealth!

Mr. Osvaldo Alvarez

My involvement in national, regional, and international policy-making and environmental governance in the chemicals and hazardous wastes field began in 2006 when I was appointed Officer-in-charge of Chemicals and Waste Conventions by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department for the Environment). From 2007 to 2009, I served as a co-chair to the Ad-hoc Working Group on Cooperation and Coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions.

As a Foreign Service Officer, I have been posted at the Mission of Chile to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and New York. I have also served at the Embassy of Chile in Canada and Costa Rica.

As of 16 December 2018, I am the Consul General of Chile to Hong Kong and Macau SAR.

In March 2011, I was appointed Head of the Department for the Environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago, Chile, and later Head of the Department of the Hazardous Chemicals and Waste cluster.

I have actively participated or coordinated for the Group of Latin American and the Caribbean countries in the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-8, COP-9, COP-10, COP-11, COP-13, COP-14 and COP-15), Rotterdam Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, COP-9 and COP-10) and Stockholm Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, COP-9 and COP-10). This included IFCS FORA V and VI, ICCM-2, and the Basel Convention OEWG meetings.

I also served as President to the Rotterdam Convention COP-9, President of the Stockholm Convention COP-6, Vice-president to the International Conference on Chemicals Management 2 and 3, and re-elected Vice-president to the Basel Convention COP-9.

On 10 May 2019, I was elected President to the Basel Convention COP-15. The fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention took place on 26-30 July 2021 (online segment) to review POW and Budget. The face-to-face meeting will be held next summer in Geneva, Switzerland.

Specialties: Law