Small intersessional working group

The Small intersessional working group (SIWG) on the technical guidelines for the identification and environmentally sound management (ESM) of plastic wastes and for their disposal was established pursuant to paragraph 20 of decision BC-14/13.

  • The SIWG is open in nature and consists of members nominated by Parties from the five regional groups of the United Nations and is open to observers;
  • The SIWG shall call upon additional experts as needed, subject to the availability of resources;
  • The working language of the group shall be English and the group shall otherwise organize its working modalities according to the rules of procedure of the Basel Convention;
  • The SIWG organizes informal online meetings and/or face-to-face meetings, as applicable and necessary.

Members of the SIWG

Name Country
Mr. Karim Ouamane Algeria
Ms. Sofia Schlezak Argentina
Mr. Luk Umans Belgium
Mr. Maxime Dube Canada
Mr. Cristian Brito Martinez Chile
Ms. Nana Zhao China
Mr. Adel Shafei Othman Egypt
Mr. Gaël de Rotalier European Commission
Mr. Yorg Aerts European Commission
Mr. Peter Wessman European Commission
Ms. Franziska Krüger Germany
Mr. Michael Ernst Germany
Ms. Karen Watson Guyana
Mr. Sonu Singh India
Mr. Daki Kurata Japan
Ms. Seika Sanno Japan
Mr. Toru Terai Japan
Ms. Kamilah Wan Zaid Malaysia
Mr. Oumar Diaoure Cisse Mali
Mr. Oludayo Olusegun Dada Nigeria
Mr. Babajide Alo Nigeria
Mr. Mazhar Hayat Pakistan
Ms. Yuliana Vidal Villaorduña  Peru
Mr. Luis Villasana Virguez Peru
Ms. Nanette Laure Seychelles
Mr. Erik Westin Sweden
Mr. Patrick McKell UK

Observers of the SIWG

Name Organization
Mr. Stewart Harris American Chemistry Council
Mr. Jay West American Chemistry Council
Mr. Jim Puckett Basel Action Network (BAN)
Ms. Susan Winter CECA Group
Mr. David Azoulay Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Mr. Klaus Hieromi CER GmbH
Mr. Richart Holt Fluoro Council
Ms. Edyta Lam Fluoro Council
Mr. Keith Petra Fluoro Council
Ms. Isabelle Pace HWE
Mr. Alain Heidelberger HWE
Ms. Adina Renee Adler Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Mr. Joe DiGangi IPEN
Ms. Sara Brosche IPEN
Mr. Lee Bell IPEN
Mr. Jindrich Petrlik IPEN
Mr. Kouassi Richard M'Bra IPEN
Mr. Patrick de Kort Plastics Recyclers Europe
Ms. Anne-Gaelle Collot PlasticsEurope
Ms. Emilie Winch US (Department of State)
Ms. Larke Williams US (Department of State)
Ms. Lia Yohannes US-EPA
Ms. Susan Robinson WM - Director of Sustainability Waste Management
Mr. Ralph Schneider World Plastics Council