Rotterdam Convention

Objective:
To promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm.   To contribute to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous  chemicals by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics by providing for a nationaldecision making process on their imports and exports and disseminating these decisions to parties.

Date signed:
11th September 1998
 
Date of adoption:
10th September 1998
 
Ratification:
3rd February 2005
 
Entry into Force:
4th May 2005.

Government Obligation:
To contribute to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous  chemicals by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics by providing for a nationaldecision making process on their imports and exports and disseminating these decisions to parties.

Focal Point:
NFP
Principal Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
.
 
Official Contact Point
Director
Department of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
 
Designated National Authority
Mr. Simon Opiyo Ombajo
Chief Executive Secretary
Pest Control Products Board
Rotterdam Convention Designated National Uthority for Industrial Chemicals and Pesticides (DNA CP)
Need to confirm with PCPB who is the focal person  since PCPB as an institution is the  DNA . In this particular case we need both

Projects/Initiatives:
Institutional Needs Analysis for Chemicals and Waste Management in Kenya. The project funded by UNDP.