320/4 Developing Strategies for National Chemicals Management

Part 1: 16 March - 3 April 2020
Part 2: 9 - 13 November 2020
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 2: in one of the participating countries (to be decided)
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
December 16, 2019


Albania, Moldova, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Laos, are prioritized countries. Candidates from other countries in the regions with the potential and the wish to develop chemicals management on a national level may also be considered.The Sida application form should be filled out electronically, signed, scanned and submitted through the KemI online application system at www.kemi.se/itp-application.

The mandatory change project plan shall be presented in the KemI online application system at www.kemi.se/itp-application

Hand-written applications, incomplete applications and applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.


The overall (long term) objective of the full set of programmes is to contribute to improved human health and evironmental quality, economic growth and poverty reduction by promoting preventive chemicals control for the sound management of chemicals. Key elements are development of legislation, institutional capacity, enforcement mechanisms and financing. 

The mid-term objective (3–5 years) of the full set of programmes is that participating organisations have improved their practises by the use of new relevant methods and tools pertaining to an effective preventive chemicals control at the national level. 

After each individual programme, the participants will have acquired relevant skills and knowledge and completed a change project which will contribute to the  development of the national preventive chemicals control.

Target Group

The target group primarily includes persons employed by ministries or authorities with a mandate to initiate and run change processes according to the programme’s objectives. Candidates should have a relevant university degree in technical or natural sciences, or other relevant university education. Nomination of at least two candidates from the organisation or country is encouraged. 

The training programme will be organised and conducted in English, without any translation. Candidates from countries where English is not an official language should take a language test with an official body in their home country, if documentation supporting his/her proficiency in English cannot be provided. Proficiency in English shall be certfied in the application.


The focus of the programme is to give an overall perspective of chemicals management, including the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of organising roles and responsibilities through legislation. Key elements of preventive chemicals control are covered: legislation, enforcement and awareness raising, data on current situation and trends in the production and use of chemicals, classification and labelling of chemicals, exposure assessment, risk assessment and methods for risk reduction. Relations between preventive chemicals control and the sustainable development goals as well as areas such as pollution control, occupational safety and health, waste management, product development and trade will also be addressed.


The participants’ individual change project is an important tool in the development of the national chemicals management. The project should be executed as an integrated part of the participants’ ordinary work, fully endorsed by the organisation and completed before the regional phase of the programme.




Swedish Chemicals Agency


Swedish Chemicals Agency


P.O.Box 2
172 13 Sundbyberg


+46 8 519 41 00



Fax no.

+46 8 735 76 98