Los 15 miembros del Comité de Cumplimiento, son propuestos por las Partes y elegidos por la Conferencia de las Partes, sobre la base del principio de la representación geográfica equitativa de las cinco regiones de las Naciones Unidas. Los miembros desempeñarán sus funciones de forma objetiva y en el mejor interés del Convenio. Los miembros tienen conocimientos especializados y cualificaciones específicas en las cuestiones que abarca el Convenio de Rotterdam. El Comité elije a su propio presidente, su vicepresidente y un relator, de conformidad con el artículo 30 del Reglamento de la Conferencia de las Partes. Los miembros de la Mesa de esos órganos subsidiarios se elegirán prestando la debida atención al principio de representación geográfica equitativa y no desempeñarán sus cargos por más de dos mandatos consecutivos. Estos oficiales integran la Mesa del Comité.

Para obtener más información sobre la composición y elección de los miembros y de la Mesa del Comité, tenga a bien consultar los párrafos 2 a 6 de los procedimientos y mecanismos relativos al cumplimiento del Convenio de Rotterdam (anexo VII del Convenio).

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
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
Phone : +228 98381682/ 90358698
Courriel :

  • 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.


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 :


  • 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.).


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.


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.


French: Native
English: Fluent
Spanish: Beginner


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


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

Ms. Karmen Krajnc

Tel: +386 14006054


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

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)

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)

Ms. Paullina Pashukeni Shilunga


BSc Zejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Agronomy Department, 1999

Namibian Technical Secondary School, Loudima, Congo Brazzaville, 1991
Mweshipandeka Senior Secondary School, Namibia, 1992


  • Sustainable crop production and integrated pest management
  • Extension and farmer training, technical support
  • Cultural control practices: mulching, crop rotation, Crop scouting
  • Management of Migratory pests,
  • Inventory survey for Obsolete Pesticides
  • Horticulture production

Professional Career

September 1999 – present

Title: Senior Agricultural Scientific Officer
Employer: Ministry of Agriculture Water and Land Reform
Address: p/bag 13184 Windhoek, Namibia
Supervisor: Ms. Margareth Matengu

Duties: Provide managerial and technical guidance to pest management Unit, that I am heading, Phytosanitary Unit, Live Sock Improvement, and the Agricultural remedies and Pesticide Legislation. Supervise the 13 employees at the ministry’s head quarters and 20 employees at the Agricultural Rural Development centers who are serving the Pest Management Unit.

Represent the Ministry on National and international workshop and conferences on Hazardous, stockpiles, waste management, plant protection, Biotechnology and their related Conventions. Serves as a Focal person for Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedures for certain Hazardous Chemicals in International Trade. Organized workshops; trainings and courses related to pest and pesticides related activities in the Ministry. Perform other duties assigned by the Ministry and outreach activities when needed.


Completed the DANIDA Project of phase I: Inventory survey on Obsolete Pesticides; July 2002.
Completed AELGA project Phase I, II and III on Migratory Pest Management.


The effect of Nitrogen fertilizer and density on Fox-tail Millet (Seteria Italica) and seedling quality.

Selected publications


  • First Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (EXCOP1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Montreal, Canada, 24-28 January 2000.
  • OECD-FAO-UNEP Workshop on Obsolete Pesticides, Alexandria, Virginia, 12-15 September, 2000
  • SADC (Southern Africa Development Cooperation) workshop for the plant protection sub-committee, Kadoma, Zimbabwe, 25-26 September 2000
  • Workshop on migrant pests of agriculture, Pretoria, South Africa, 2- 4 May 2001 on the information core for Southern Africa for migrant pests
  • SADC Plant protection Technical Committee Meeting Gaborone, Botswana, 4-7 December 2002
  • Kick-of Meeting and Training for Environmentally sound and Sustainable Management of obsolete pesticides (Inventory Project) Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-4 April 2002
  • Project Steering Committee Meeting on obsolete pesticides inventory South Africa, Johannesburg, 11-12 June 2002
  • Same Meeting same place 6-7 August 2002
  • Same Meeting same place 16-18 September 2002
  • Same Meeting as the above bullet points, same place, 14-15 October 2002


  • Second Regional Workshop on Needs Assessment and Priority setting on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) relating to Biotechnology inc10 for the pic 17-21 November 2003
  • IFCS VI 3-7 November 2003 and 9-13 November 2003 SAICM prepcom1 Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sub-regional workshop on the coordinated implementation of Multilateral Environmental agreements on chemicals and wastes in English speaking African countries, 16-20 Sept. 2003
  • WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 25 Aug. to 4 Sept. 2004, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Information core for southern African migrant pests training, South Africa, Pretoria 10-15 October 2004
  • Designatory National Authority for the Rotterdam convention ever since it came into force
  • Coordinating all national implementation activities related to Rotterdam convention, e.g pesticides management, handlings, safety measures, transportation
  • Coordinating awareness raising on highly hazardous pesticides
  • Coordinated the national inventory of obsolete pesticides and management of empty containers
  • Currently coordinating national migrant pests (locusts, fall army worms)


Ms. Magareth Matengu
Deputy Director of Plant Health Division
Private bag 13184
Government office park
Tel: (+264-61) 2087458/9

Mr. Nghidinihamba U. Ndilula
SIPE Company
General Manager
C/o Krupp and Bessemer street
Private bag 13318
Tel: (+264-61) 248234/9-248256
Fax: (+264-61) 223444

Mr. Zhengzhong Lu
International programs office
Zhejiang University
P.R. China
Tel: (+86-571-6971402)
FAX: (+86-571-6041053)

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

Ms. Tamara Morrison


Result oriented professional with a progressive management career in food safety, agricultural science, pesticides, hazardous chemicals and management. Competent in managing and coordinating cross functional management teams to develop and execute operational and technical strategies. Excellent team leadership, training and conflict resolution skills, as well as acute administrative, communications, report writing, and supervisory expertise. Customer service certified and passionate about quality service.


Pesticides Control Authority (PCA), Ministry of Health; May 2018 - present
  • Develop Operational and Strategic plans for the Authority ensuring that they are aligned to the Ministry’s goals.
  • Implement and lead the PCA in effectively performing its mandate.
  • Provide Government and the PCA’s Board on all matters involving the management of pesticides including international trends, national priorities, policies and inter-agency collaboration.
  • Manage operations, human resources and budget ensuring that targets are met.
Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID), Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Kingston, Jamaica
Deputy Food Storage Officer; Aug. 2011 – Oct. 2011 (Actg), Sept. 2012 – Nov. 2012 (Actg), Sept. 2014 – May 2018

  • Ensure proper management of programmes, budget and activities in 5 testing laboratories and provide supervision to 5 Senior Food Storage Scientists/Heads of Laboratories.
  • Supervise accreditation exercises ensuring that the labs comply with international standards.
  • Chair quarterly meetings of laboratory personnel and monthly meetings of laboratory heads ensuring that staff is up to date with activities and plans of the division.
FSPID, MIIC, Kingston, Jamaica
Senior Food Storage Scientist, Training and Information Unit; January 2006- August 2014
  • Design, develop, conduct and/or coordinate training programmes, workshops, seminars, etc. for the food industry, pest control operators, FSPID staff and the general public.
  • Conduct the public relations activities of the FSPID.
  • Maintain contacts with key government agencies, private industry members, universities and research institutions.
FSPID, MIIC, Kingston, Jamaica
Food Storage Scientist, Entomology Laboratory; November 1995 – December 2005

  • Performed routine analysis on samples submitted to the Entomology Laboratory.
  • Prepared analytical reports.
  • Liaised with Quality Managers, produce dealers, farmers and warehouse supervisors on storage/pest matters and respond to queries.


  • May 2013 – August 2014; Mona School of Business and Management (Jamaica): MBA, General Management
  • October 2011 – November 2012; Management Institute for National Development (Jamaica): Post Graduate Diploma, General Management
  • September 2003 - May 2005; University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica): Post Graduate Diploma, Plant Production
  • September 1992 – May 1995; University of the West Indies, (Mona, Jamaica): B.Sc. Zoology (Entomology) (Hons.)


  • Taking Effective Corrective Actions – February 2012 (Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation)
  • International Customer Service Certification Programme – November 2011 (Jamaica Customer Service Association/Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center)
  • Food and Nutrition Security and Vulnerability Analysis – December 2006 (FAO/CARICOM/GoI Food Security Project)
  • Step III of the FSEP/HACCP Accreditation - December 15, 2000 (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Step I and Step II of the FSEP/HACCP Accreditation - December 8, 2000 (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)


Recipient of the Worker of the Year Award (FSPID) in 2008 for excellent performance on the job and commitment to team work.

Recipient of Civil Service Award for Commitment and Dedication, 2006

Participated in Cochran Fellowship Programme (2001), Grain Storage and Handling (Washington D.C., Illinois, Louisiana)


Compliance Committee, Rotterdam Convention, November 2021 - present
National Animal Health, Food Safety Coordinating Committee, 2012 - present
National Codex Committee, February 2011 – present
National Codex Committee on Pesticide Residue (Chairman), July 2018 - present
National Food Safety Modernization Task Force, July 2011 – present

Ms. Hanadi Al Rabai’eh

Ms. Al Rabai’eh is a Chemical Engineer at the Ministry of Environment of Jordan/ Hazardous Substances and Waste Management Directorate, also she is the Contact person of the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Peer of Jordan in the WES Regional Activity on Phasing out Single Use Plastic Items in the Mediterranean, in addition to the following:

  • Jordan's delegate to COP26 for Climate Change, [ Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2021]
  • Jordan's delegate to COP4 for Minamata Convention on Mercury [Online 1-5. Nov.2021] [Bali, Indonesia 21-25. Mar.2022]
  • Representative of Jordan in the Preparatory Regional Meeting for BRS COPs/ Asia and the Pacific Group [ 27-29. Mar.2022]
  • Member of the technical team to develop cleaner and efficient fuel consumption policies in Jordan
  • Member of the technical team to develop guidelines for Biosafety Inspection and Monitoring in Jordan
  • Member of the technical committee to follow up the implementation of the National Strategy for Solid Waste Management in Jordan
  • Member of the National Technical Committee of the Synthetic Fuel
  • Member of the Technical Committee for Information and Environmental Control for Waste Management
  • Member of the Technical Committee for Evaluating the Projects Submitted to the Environmental Protection Fund

Ms. Mara Curaba

66, Victor Gondat, 7100 St Vaast (Belgium)
Sex Female | Date of birth 19/09/1980 | Nationality Belgian

POSITION Chemicals Policy Expert


02/2011 - Present          Chemicals Policy Expert

Federal Public Service of Health, Food chain safety and Environment - DG Environment, Brussels (Belgium)
  • Rotterdam Convention National Focal Point
  • Designated National Authority for the PIC regulation (649/2012)
  • Stockholm Convention National Focal Point
  • Competent Authority for the POP regulation (850/2004)
  • SAICM National Focal Point
  • OECD National Representative for the Joint Meeting on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology

11/2011 - 08/2012      Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) member ad interim – ECHA


09/2005 - 12/2010       PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences EQF level 8
Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels (Belgium)
Reprotoxicity, male fertility preservation, in vivo testing, in vitro testing

2011                               Advanced course on Reproductive toxicity
Belgian Society of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (BELTOX) (Belgium)

2008                               Certificate in laboratory animal science and medicine
Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels (Belgium)
Animal welfare, physiology and reproduction, experimental surgical techniques,
alternatives, ethical and regulatory aspects


Mother tongue: French
Listening/Reading Spoken interaction/Spoken production
English C1/C1 B2/B2 B2
Spanish B2 B2
Italian B2 B2

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Mr. Dadan Wardhana Hasanuddin

Mr. Hasanuddin has over 33 years of experience in the environmental, occupational health and safety management with a core expertise in hazardous materials/waste management. He was a member of the Indonesia’s Technical Committee for Hazardous Waste Management (1992-1999) whose tasks, among other, providing expert advice to the decision maker, establishing the national performance standards for the construction, operation and post-closure of hazardous waste engineered landfills and incinerators. Later, in 1993-1994, he was appointed as the Project Engineer of the development of the first integrated facility for hazardous waste management in Indonesia. He also coordinated the trial burn programs for the first three cement kilns used to incinerate polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other POPs waste in Indonesia (1994, 1997 and 2002). In addition, under coordination of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) he provided training and field coaching to a number of attorneys, civil and police investigators on the technical aspect of environmental prosecution in Indonesia as well as being the MoE’s Law Enforcement Team advisor during 2003-2005. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Basel Convention Regional Centre for South-East Asia (BCRC-SEA) during 2005-2009.

Educational background


  • Master’s Degree, Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies Post-Graduate Program, University of Indonesia, graduated in 2003
  • Engineering Degree, Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Bandung Institute of Technology, graduated in 1988


  • Leading and Working in Matrix Environment, Secretariat of the BRS Conventions, Geneva, 2012
  •  Environmental Audit, (On-the-Job Training at Enviropace Ltd’s Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility in Tsing Yi Island), Hong Kong, 1994
  • Environmental Compliance Assurance and Verification, conducted by Waste Management International, Hong Kong, 1994
  • Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response, in compliance with the US Code of Federal Register 29 Part 1910.120 (p), conducted by the Chemical Waste Management, Lake Charles Facility, Louisiana, United States of America, 1993
  • Environmental Management of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities (On-the-job training, organized by WMX Technology, Inc.), United States of America, 1993
  • Project Management, Edmonton Public School, Edmonton, Canada, 1991
  • Environmental Impact Assessments, EMDI Project Office and Dalhousie University’s School for Resources and Environmental Studies, Halifax, Canada, 1991

Work Experience

  • Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, UNEP, Geneva, Switzerland
    Programme Officer, Scientific Support Branch, UNEP-BRS (2012-2015)
    Programme Officer, Training and Capacity Building, UNEP-SBC (2009-2012)
  • AmbikA Consultants, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Partner and Principal Consultant, Researcher and Trainer (2004-2009)
  • Prasadha Pamunah Limbah Industri, (Hazardous waste TSD facility operator), Bogor, Indonesia
    Senior Environmental Compliance Officer (2001-2002)
  • Neville Clarke Indonesia (Consultants), Jakarta, Indonesia
    Consultant, Trainer, Environmental Programme Leader (1997-1999)
  • Waste Management Indonesia (Hazardous waste TSD facility developer), Jakarta, Indonesia
    Project Engineer, Environmental Compliance Officer, Country Environmental Manager (1993-1997)
  • Stanley Environmental Technology and Research Consultants Ltd., Edmonton, Canada.
    Env. Management Trainee, Environmental Engineer (1991-1992)
  • Waseco Tirta (Consultants), Jakarta, Indonesia
    Project Leader - Environmental Studies (1989-1991)


  • Research on Policy and Regulations on Environmental Emergency Management in the context of the Freshwater Environmental Management in Indonesia, commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry (KLHK). December 2017 - July 2018
  • Research on National Hazardous Materials Emergency Management System, A Study on Planning Standards/Criteria Development for Indonesia. Jakarta, 2002-2003.
  • Analysis on the Effectiveness of Hazardous Material Emergency Response System and Operations in the Case of MT King Fisher Tanker Oil Spill in Cilacap. Jakarta, 2001.
  • Study on the Minimisation of Leachate Generation from a Hazardous Waste Landfill. Jakarta, Indonesia, 2000.
  • Groundwater Characteristics Baseline Study for PPLI-B3 (Hazardous Waste TSD Facility) Cileungsi (In cooperation with Prof. M.M. Purbo-Hadiwidjoyo, Senior Geologist). Bogor, 1996-1997.
  • Applicability assessment of Cement Kiln Incineration for Hazardous Waste in Alberta, commissioned by the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation, Edmonton, Canada. Edmonton, Canada, 1992.
  • Investigations of Noise Characteristics of Armoured Fighting Vehicles AMX-13 and AMX VTP M56 and their Auditory Effects on Crew Soldiers (in cooperation with Cavalry Battalion 8, Division 2, Indonesian Army’s Reserve

Ms. Jimena Nieto Carrasco

Jimena Nieto is a lawyer with a Master of Laws (LLM) in Public Environmental Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Mrs. Nieto has extensive experience related to compliance under multilateral environmental agreements. She was part of the Colombian delegation during the negotiations that lead to the Rotterdam Convention. She also co-chaired the contact group on Article 15 of the Minamata Convention and the Paris Agreement (both on compliance mechanisms) and facilitated negotiations on the same issue under the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions and the Nagoya Protocol of the CBD. Mrs Nieto is currently a member of the Implementation and Compliance Committees established under the Minamata Convention, the Cartagena Protocol, the Kioto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

Mrs. Nieto was a civil servant for more than twenty years, working for the Colombian Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently she is a Professor of International Environmental Law, in graduate and postgraduate programmes at four universities in Bogota, Colombia and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also works as a consultant on issues related to international environmental law and multilateral negotiations.

Ms. Anahit V. Aleksandryan

Ph. D., Industrial Toxicologist, Sci. Dr. (Biology)


1973  - 1978

Yerevan State University,

Department of Biology,  Faculty of Biophysics


St-Petersburg Institute of Continuing Education, Doctor of Biology, Ph.D.  Dissertation thesis entitled: ”Melamine cyanurate,  Melamine and cyanurate acid peculiarities of impact on organism and hygienic standardization thereof in the working area air”


Science Doctor (Biology/Ecology)

Doctoral Dissertation thesis entitled: “Scientific grounds for environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutants in the Republic of Armenia”

Working Experience


2021 - present

Legal Adviser of Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia

1998 – 2021

Head of Hazardous Substances and Waste Policy Department, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia

1996 – 1998

Principal Specialist, Ministry of  Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia

1984 – 1986

Researcher, Laboratory of Industrial Toxicology,

Institute for Occupational Hygiene Kiev (Ukraine)

1979 – 1996


Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Industrial Toxicology, Institute of General Hygiene and Occupational Diseases, Yerevan

1978 – 1979

Researcher, Laboratory of Toxicology, Armenian Branch of All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology of Pesticides, Polymers and Plastics, USSR Ministry of Health

Field of Science

Industrial Toxicology, Ecology, Hygiene

Language skills

Armenian, Russian and English

Membership in International bodies

Rotterdam Convention Official contact point (OCP)

Stockholm Convention National focal point (NFP)

Stockholm Convention Official contact point (OCP)

National Focal point to Minamata Convention on Mercury

National Focal point to SAICM

National Focal point for Environment and Health (WHO)

2020- 2024: Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee Member,

Bureau member, Co-chair for CRC 8, CRC 9, CRC 14, CRC 15

Member of Global Monitoring Working Group of Stockholm Convention

-      Minamata Convention Bureau Member

2018-2019  & 2020- 2021: Minamata Convention Specific International Programme Governing Board Member

-      2020-2022: SAICM Executive Board Member

Scientific publications: above 168, including 3 monographs

Ms. Karoliina Anttonen

I am legal counsel at the Ministry for Environment of Finland since 2017. I provide legal advice and prepare legislation related to national and EU climate policy as well as international climate and environmental agreements, including UN Framework Convention for Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, Minamata Convention, and Rotterdam Convention.

Prior to joining the Ministry for Environment, I have held positions at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2006-2011), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2011-2017). At the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, I was responsible for carbon credit acquisitions for Finland. At the Ministry of Economic Affairs, I was responsible for legal advice and preparation of domestic legislation relating to the implementation of EU Emissions Trading System. I also participated in the preparation of EU level ETS legislation. Between 2020 and 2022 I served as a seconded national expert in the European Commission, DG CLIMA, working with the ETS review of the “Fit For 55” legislative package.

I have been involved in the UNFCCC negotiations since COP12 in 2006. My roles have included negotiating on behalf of the EU, functioning as EU legal team member, and co-chairing agenda items. Currently I am serving as vice-chair of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee.

I have participated in the Minamata Convention negotiations since COP1 in 2017, and am currently serving at its Implementation and Compliance Committee.

I am a member at International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Technical Advisory Board for ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), assessing emissions unit programmes.

I hold a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki, and a Master of Science (Economics) degree from the University of Tampere.

Mr. Helges Samuel Bandeira

Born in Brazil in 1984, Helges Samuel Bandeira has been a career diplomat since 2014. With previous experience in the private and educational sector, he joined the Brazilian diplomatic corps in 2014. After concluding his studies at the Brazilian diplomatic academy (Instituto Rio Branco), he acquired expertise in different areas of work at the ministry. He served at the Embassy of Brazil in Angola and at the Consulate General of Brazil in Lagos, where he acted as head of mission for most of his tenure. He was transferred to Geneva in 2020, and has been the diplomat in charge of environmental affairs at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN since then.


Nationality: Brazilian
Date of birth: September 8, 1984
Place of birth: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil


  • Portuguese - native language
  • English - fluent
  • Spanish - fluent
  • French - fluent

Professional Background

  • Eagles Idiomas (2007-2014)
    Position: Managing Director
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since June 2014)
    Position: Diplomat
  • Grancursos (2016-2022)
    Position: Teacher

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws, Univali, 2008
  • Diplomatic Academy, Instituto Rio Branco, 2015

Mr. Ibrahim Sulaiman Alboshi

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Mobile: +966557702152



  • University of Bolton - Bolton, Greater Manchester - United Kingdom
    Master of Research with Merit in Environmental Management, October 2019
  • University of Dayton - Dayton, Ohio State - United States
    Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, May 2017
  • Jubail Industrial College - Jubail Industrial City - Saudi Arabia
    Associate Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology, February 2012

Present Position

National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC)

Chemical Safety Department and Ozone National Unit, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Senior Chemical Safety Specialist, October. 2019 - Present

  • Developing and issuing the regulations and legislation that aims at the preservation of natural resources.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the influences of some activities on the environment and proposing solutions.
  • Conduct Environmental related surveys, evaluations, inspections, and investigations of activities.
  • Working in the implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) at Saudi Arabia such as the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm, and Minamata conventions.
  • Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in conferences and workshops locally, regionally and internationally to follow up on developments related to environmental chemical and waste treaties.

Other Relevant Experiences

  • Saudi's delegate to the Meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the BRS conventions. (BC COP-15), (RC COP-10), (SC COP-10), (BC COP-16), (RC COP-11), and (SC COP-11).
  • Saudi's delegate to the fourth meeting of the conference of the parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4).
  • Saudi's delegate to (OEWG) on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution.
  • Member of the technical team to develop national implementation plan for Stockholm convention in Saudi Arabia.

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Helen Roberts

I have been a lawyer at Defra Legal Advisers (part of the Government Legal Department) since 2019, focusing on international trade and multilateral environmental agreements.

My recent multilateral environmental agreement work includes advising the UK Government in relation to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; the Minamata Convention on Mercury; and the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, including participating in meetings of the parties.

In my role I have advised on public international law and trade law issues, drafted and negotiated treaty text, and collaborated with others in bilateral and multilateral international settings.

Before joining the Government Legal Department, I worked in London and Brussels at the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. I am a qualified solicitor and have an MA (Cantab) from the University of Cambridge and an LLB from the University of Law.