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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) Programme aids in the safe and sustainable management of hazardous chemicals and waste in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Under the ISLANDS Programme, Component 4 relates to Coordination, Communication and Knowledge Management (CCKM), where the aim is to

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The Beetham Landfill is a non-engineered municipal waste disposal site situated at the edge of a Ramsar Mangrove Wetlands, specifically the Caroni Swamp Nature Reserve in Trinidad. Leachate and litter together with wastewater from Port of Spain pollute the Caroni Swamp. On December 02, 2022, a consortium led by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for

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We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Technical Officer to join our dynamic team! Located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Senior Technical Officer will be expected to work in close collaboration and under the directives of the Director to provide thorough research, scientific, technical, project management and administrative support to facilitate the objectives

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The Project entitled “Development of a National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana” aims to assist Guyana in the development and implementation of a National Action Plan (NAP) for the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector and facilitate contributions to the protection of human health and

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme entitled “Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island States (ISLANDS)” will support entry of thirty-three (33) SIDS in the Caribbean, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean into a safe chemical development pathway. The global programme seeks to address the sound management of chemicals and waste through: Strengthening the

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The GEF ISLANDS Programme is one of the largest investments made by the GEF Waste and Chemicals Focal Area and consists of seven (7) Child Projects, three (3) of which will take place in the Caribbean. The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) is currently the executing agency

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) programme entitled “Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island States (ISLANDS)” will support the entry of thirty-three (33) SIDS in the Caribbean, Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, into a safe chemical development pathway. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing a child project under this programme with GEF ID 10472 in three (3)

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The Follow-up Partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) launched a call for project proposals in December 2020 to implement on-the-ground solutions developed by PACE for combatting the rising levels of e-waste. In addition to computing equipment, the Follow-up Partnership to PACE also seeks to ensure the environmentally sound management of mobile

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The Source Separation and Collection Pilot Project for Saint Lucia is part of the wider regional project GEF 5558: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Eight (8) Caribbean Countries. This regional initiative aims to result in the reduction of emissions of Unintentionally produced POPs (UPOPs) in five

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of chemicals which pose a significant threat to human health and the environment. In recognition of the need to improve on their management of POPs, eight countries are participating in a regional project GEF 5558: The Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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