Nanotechnology and Manufactured Nanomaterials

UNITAR/OECD/IOMC Awareness-Raising Workshop for
Developing and Transition Countries on Nanotechnology/
Manufactured Nanomaterials Africa Region

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
25-26 January 2010


This workshop, which is the third in a series, includes participants from a wide variety of governments and other stakeholders in the African Region, as well as representatives of international organizations.

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Meeting Documents
 

Draft agenda  EnFr

Participants list  Download (available after the workshop)

Introduction
  • Mandate from ICCM-2 and other international decisions, Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland  Download
  • Introduction to nanotechnology and applications of manufactured nanomaterials, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR, Presentation 1  Download, Presentation 2  Download (these presentations available in both English and French)
The Science; Risk Assessment
  • Potential human health risks from the production and use manufactured nanomaterials and their applications, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download(this presentation available in both English and French)
  • Potential environmental risks from the production and use manufactured nanomaterials and their applications (waste, preparedness, prevention/control), Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
International Activities
  • Industry perspective on environmental health potential problerms and data needs, BIAC  Download
  • NGO perspective on environmental health potential problems and data needs, David Azoulay, IPEN  Download
  • How this issue is Co-ordinated Globally: current international activities through OECD to address risk and benefits of Nanomaterials, Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • Outcomes of the July 2009 OECD conference on potential environmental health benefits, Peter Kearns, OECD  Download
Management of Risk
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the national level, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download (this presentation available in both English and French)
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the international level, Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • Measures to control human exposure and environmental releases at the workplace, Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • National reporting schemes for Manufactured Nanomaterials, Suteewan Thammagowit, UNITAR  EnFr
  • Treatment of Nano waste: Example of Switzerland, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download (this presentation available in both English and French) 
  • Consideration of consumer-related information for nano-containing products, Peter Kearns, OECD  Download
Regional Needs
  • Experience of countries in the African Region of the impact of nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials on their national situation:
Next Steps
  • National Chemicals Management Profiles: presentation of a draft outline for a National Profile Chapter on Nano, Suteewan Thammagowit, UNITAR  EnFr 

Background Documents

  • OECD Activities in Human Health and Environmental Safety  Download
  • Activities on Nanotechnologies in Intergovernmental and Other International Organisations  Download
  • Brief background information on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, IPEN  Download
  • ICCM-2 nano-related outcomes and expectations for ICCM-3, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download (this presentation available in both English and French)
  • Key Questions, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download