The GHS Project in Zambia
The GHS project in Zambia, implemented from 2010-2012, was aimed at strengthening Zambia’s National capacity to implement the Strategic Approach to Inter-national Chemicals Management (SAICM) and GHS for classification and labeling of chemicals. The overall ob-jective of the project was to enable Zambia work to-wards a coordinated implementation of SAICM and con-tribute to GHS implementation and protection of human health and the environment from dangerous chemicals. The project sort to engage all relevant activities so as to:
- Enable the implementation of SAICM through support of GHS capacity building;
- Facilitate National commitment and implementa-tion of GHS in Zambia;
- Raise awareness of and train critical number of decision makers and stakeholders in Zambia on GHS, its relation to SAICM and its potential bene-fits for sustainable development.
The project was also aimed at making contributions to the implementation of international chemicals management agreements in general such as Basel, Rotterdam and Stock-holm Conventions and the Montreal Protocol on the Deple-tion of the Ozone layer, by focusing on labeling of chemi-cals as an important building block for sound chemicals management and trade in chemicals.
The project also fo-cuses on providing more in-depth training on the GHS in order to further enable SAICM implementation in Zambia.