SRADeV Nigeria, in collaboration with the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), hosted the first stakeholders’ engagement workshop on the transposition and domestication of the Basel Convention Amendment in Nigeria on January 27, 2022.
The hybrid workshop was attended by representatives of various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv), Federal Ministry of Justice (FMOJ), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), members of the Armed Forces and other Para-Military Agencies, members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) and a host of other stakeholders involved in the plastic waste management process.
Presentations were taken from the Executive Director SRADeV, Dr. Leslie Adogame, on the journey so far on the project to strengthen national advocacy on transposition and domestication of the amendment.
He highlighted that the process started in 2020 with a review of the Nigerian national policy documents on plastics waste management and solid waste by two renowned experts in relation to the amendments which produced two gap analysis documents.
A civil society organisations round-table discussion to get the inputs and draw up action plans for the domestication and transposition was conducted after wards. A communique highlighting these action plans was finalised and released after the roundtable discussion.