MIA (Minamata Convention Initial Assessment) Clinics (90 min) where countries with UNEP, UNDP and UNIDO and partners showcase their MIA work, including lessons learned – Download programme
Three MIA Clinics will take place at lunch time starting at 13:15, on Experiences of small island development states (SIDS) (Monday, 25 September), Experiences of countries with artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) activities (Tuesday 26, September) and Experiences of emerging economies with industrial sources of mercury (Wednesday, 27 September).
Each of the clinics will provide an opportunity for countries to demonstrate the progress of their MIA projects, exchange information on their findings, and discuss their experiences and future opportunities for MIAs and for the implementation of the Convention at the national level. The MIA Clinics are envisaged as a platform to share the experiences from different parts of the world in order to allow the successes, the approaches and the lessons learned to contribute to future work. The sessions aim to be interactive with the audience to the extent possible.
The sessions will be facilitated by a moderator and will be run by the implementing agencies of the MIA. Discussions will be guided by questions relevant to each topic. With the Global Environment Facility, MIA Clinics will be run by the implementing agencies of the MIA, namely the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment), and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The results of the clinics will show progress achieved, lessons learned, and reflect on recommended actions in the development of MIAs and more broadly on implementing the Minamata Convention.