Small intersessional working group

The Small intersessional working group (SIWG) on the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutants as wastes was established pursuant to paragraph 9 of decision OEWG-I/4 of the Open-ended Working Group. The group has been entrusted to undertake several activities leading to the preparation and updating of technical guidelines on POP wastes.

  • The SIWG is open in nature and consists of members nominated by Parties from the five regional groups of the United Nations and is open to observers;
  • The SIWG shall call upon additional experts as needed, subject to the availability of resources;
  • The working language of the group shall be English and the group shall otherwise organize its working modalities according to the rules of procedure of the Basel Convention;
  • The SIWG organizes informal online meetings and/or face-to-face meetings, as applicable and necessary.

Members of the SIWG

NAME

REPRESENTING

 Mr. Agustin Harte

Argentina

 Ms. Alejandra Acosta

Argentina

 Dr. Tamara Kukharchyk

Belarus

 Ms. Jacinthe Seguin

Canada

 Ms. Julie Croteau

Canada

 Mr. Daito Jacques Dominique

Central African Republic

 Mr. Zhiqiang Nie

China

 Mr. Botto Ahou Florent

Ivory Coast

 Dr. Floria Roa-Gutierrez

Costa Rica

 Dr. Ivan Holoubek

Czech Republic

 Ms. L. Schou

Denmark

 Mr. Jose Rizo Martin

European Commission

 Mr. Timo Seppälä

Finland

 Mr. Muhammed Jallom Jabang

Gambia

 Ms. Mareike Roehreich

Germany

 Mr. Michael Ernst

Germany

 Mr. Georg Surkau

Germany

 Ms. Saroj

India

 Ms. Elisabetta Bemporad

Italy

 Mr. Takumi Koyama

Japan

 Mr. Takayuki Shigematsu

Japan

 Dr. Mohammed Oglah Hussein Khashashneh

Jordan

 Mr. Jean Claude Salama

Madagascar

 Mr. Myint Soe

Myanmar

 Mrs. Hnin Hnin Aye

Myanmar

 Mr. Cees Luttikhuizen

Netherlands

 Mr. Martien Janssen

Netherlands

 Mr. Peter Dawson

New Zealand

 Ms. Silje Johannessen

Norway

 Mr. Ole Thomas Thommesen

Norway

 Dr. Jayakody A. Sumith

Sri Lanka

 Mr. Larsolov Olsson

Sweden

 Mr. Andreas Buser

Switzerland

 Dr. Svitlana Sukhorebra

Ukraine

 Dr. Jane Stratford

United Kingdom

 Ms. Alison Elliot

United Kingdom

 Ms. Elen Strale  

United Kingdom

 Dr. Francisca Katagira

United Republic of Tanzania

Observers of the SIWG

NAME

REPRESENTING

 Mr. Greg Helms

United States of America

 Ms. Jitka Straková

Arnika Association / Intenational POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

 Mr. Jindrich Petrlik

Arnika Association / Intenational POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

 Mr. Lee Bell
                               IPEN
 Mr. Gilberto Kuepouo
 CREPD (NGO from Cameroon), part of IPEN

 Ms. Anja Pieper

European Automobile Manufacturers' Association  (ACEA)

 Mr. Timo Unger

European Automobile Manufacturers' Association  (ACEA)

 Mr. Jens Warsen

European Automobile Manufacturers' Association  (ACEA)

 Ms. Mélissa Zill

European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) AISBL

 Ms. Nicole Kambeck

Global Business Unit Styrenic Foams, BASF

 Mr. Alexander Potrykus

Ramboll

 Ms. Vilma Kaza

Bromine Science Environmental Forum (BSEF)

 Ms. Ella Stengler

CEWEP

 Ms. Nadine De Greef

European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services

 Ms. Christine Lukas

European HBCD Industry Group

 Mr. Chris Slijkhuis

European Electronics Recycclers Association (EERA)

 Mr. Edmar Meuwissen

EUMEPS

 Mr. M. Hale

EURITS - European Union for the responsible incineration and treatment of special  waste

 Mr. Alain Heidelberger

Hazardous Waste Europe (HWE)

 Mr. Lein Tange

Bromine Science Environmental Forum (BSEF)

 Ms. Yo Osada

Japan Industrial Waste Management Foundation

 Mr. Rainer Buchholz 
                WV Metalle - Germany

 Mr. Siegfried Moeslein 
                WV Metalle - Germany