02/10/2012

Presenting the BCRC-Caribbean Newsletter

September 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the official re-establishment of the BCRC-Caribbean. In light of this milestone, the Centre has launched its first issue of the BCRC-Caribbean Newsletter to coincide with this occasion. This newsletter will communicate on a quarterly basis the news emanating out of the work and activities of the Centre. The publication is geared towards enhancing and building capacity for implementation and compliance with the Basel Convention within the Caribbean Region.

In each newsletter, articles on projects, issues and events pertaining to waste and chemicals management will be presented. Some issues will also include topical articles focusing on a specific waste stream or category. The focus area of Volume 1 Issue 1 of the newsletter is waste oil management. Also included are features on publications and events within the realm of waste and chemicals management as well as a profile on each of our Steering Committee members. This first issue features the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh of Trinidad and Tobago.

In order to successfully communicate and promote information sharing on matters of waste and chemicals management as well as on the Basel Convention throughout the region, the BCRC-Caribbean invites all related stakeholders to submit articles, case studies and other information to be included in future issues. In particular, we wish to encourage articles from regional member Parties on their activities pursuant to Basel Convention obligations in order to communicate successes, shortcomings and strategies in achieving national implementation and compliance. For further information on doing this, kindly respond to this blog post by leaving a comment below or feel free to contact us via email at bcrc.caribbean@gmail.com.

Furthermore, to facilitate even greater dissemination of current information and news from across the world on waste and chemicals management, we have created a Twitter profile. We invite you to follow us and participate in the real time exchange of ideas and stimulation of discussions on this focal area through the use of our Twitter name @BCRCCaribbean. For assistance on using Twitter, there is a simple video tutorial found here that you can use.