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Chemical Management in Colombia

Since 2010 the Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia has been training entrepreneurs and consultants on Chemical Management, through the various modules of the program. This has been made possible through the facilitators of PREMA: Adriana Gonzales and Maria Luisa Montoya under tutoring of Alberto Camacho from the project on conventions on chemical safety of the Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bonn.

To date two workshops on Module I "Inventory and Risa Assessment" took place. Module II will take place in Medellin from July 11 - 16, 2011 on "Control Methods and Minimization of Risk" which enhances the handling of these substances in the industrial sector.

It is important to emphasize that a public university has take the task of training Chemical Management, which will lead to a more viable future implementation of the Environmental Health Policy in Colombia.

For more information: SaludPublica



ToT Chemical Management in Colombia

Several events on Chemical Management will take place between 16-19 March in Bogotá and Medellín


16. March 2011: Chemical Risk Management Forum in Bogotá

More than 100 managers and representatives from Authorities are expected to attend the Chemical Management Forum which will introduce PREMA tools and give opportunties to link up consultancies and industries.

Key note speakers will be Dr. Alberto Camacho (HIZ, Bonn, Germany and Dr. MD Laura Borgel (PREMAnet, Chile), Ing. Dr. Marlen Estela Mayorga (PREMAnet, Venezuela) and Dr. Christina Raab from BiPro.

Further speakers are: Mabel Rueda, Nora Ruiz and Martin Felipe Wohlgemuth

The forum will be followed by two Training of Trainer events in Bogotá (17.-19. March 2011) and Medellín (22. March 2011)

More information:

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Marzo: 17-19 - Apreciados amigos de las redes alumni de la Cooperacion Alemana en Latinomerica

Tine el gusto de invitarlos a participar en un taller de Entrenamiento para Entrenadores (Training of trainers, ToT)

TEMA: Manejo de Residuos, del Programa GAR : Gestión de Sustancias Químicas

FECHA: Marzo 17, 18 Y 19 DE 2011

LUGAR: Bogotá, Colombia

Taller dirigido por: Dr. Alberto Camacho (GIZ. Bonn. Alemania)


Mayores informes:

Mabel Rueda

Bogota, Colombia

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New PREMAnet Website

In February, PREMAnet presents itself on a newly designed web-site. It is designed for better communications with both, clients and members. A special member login allows the download of all relevant documents for training and promotion.

PREMA promoted at GTZ Headquarter

On 3. May 2010 two PREMAnet Board Members were invited by GTZ in Eschborn to present the experience of PREMAnet as a structure for disseminating the PREMA® family of methodologies. GTZ has signed a Cooperation Agreement with PREMAnet, which gives our association the to use PREMA® instruments, the to uphold their quality, and the opportunity to develop further applications. GTZ’s PREMA® Product Manager, Enrico Rubertus, organised this “Fachgespräch” meeting with the participation of 19 individuals from various GTZ departments/services as well as the German Development Service (DED). The participants were very interested to hear about how PREMAnet has evolved, over the past 5 years, into a global network of licensed trainers who can competently support companies in applying the GTZ-developed concept of Profitable Environmental Management (PREMA®). One valuable feedback from this meeting for PREMAnet is the opportunity that we have to competitively position PREMA®-related services on the basis that this approach enables companies to build the internal capacities to successfully manage change. This aspect significantly sets PREMA® apart from other instruments and approaches currently on the market. Dr. Joyce Miller, PREMAnet Chair,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ali Ims, PREMAnet treasurer.