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4.Lead paint Elimination

 

Projects and activities

  1. Elimination of Lead in Paints in the Kenyan Market (1st march 2017-31st march 2018)

Centre for Environment Justice and Development, with financial support from and in collaboration with International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) successfully completed the project” elimination of lead in paint in the Kenyan market.

The project was prepared following a national paint study conducted in Kenya by CEJAD to determine lead content of paints on Kenyan market as part of Replication Activities of the project ‘Global Lead Paint Elimination Project in Africa. The overall objective of the project was to utilize the results of the national paint study for broader stakeholders’ engagement and the promotion of a national mandatory regulation on lead paint in Kenya.

CEJAD has

  • Development of a national report on results of the lead paint study in

http://cejadkenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CEJAD-ipen-lead-paint-kenya-v1_4-en.pdf

 

  • Organized a media/press conference conducted for release of results of the paint study report in Kenya held at Intercontinental hotel Nairobi
  • Organized and held a national stakeholders workshop for dialogue on national regulation on lead in paint in Kenya held at Panafric Hotel, Nairobu
  • Produced a video documentary for awareness creation on hazards of lead and some of the project activities. See link for the video
  • Participated in International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA)

Media articles CEJAD is featured

 

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Paint-Kenya-toxic-levels-of-lead/539546-3989290-y58ily/index.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/10/30/kids-exposed-to-high-levels-of-lead-in-paints_c1660672

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/Paints-sold-in-Kenya-pose-danger-to-users/3073694-4001562-lliw65z/index.html

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Report-reveals-dangerous-levels-of-lead-in-paints/1056-3989414-38nrjo/index.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/12/04/lead-paint-lowers-childrens-iq-and-it-carries-lifelong-health-risks_c1678971

http://www.kbc.co.ke/paint-manufacturers-directed-lower-lead-levels/

http://cceonlinenews.com/2018/02/09/kenya-gazettes-standards-for-paints-to-tackle-lead-levels/

Concrete policy steps taken towards controlling lead paints in Kenya through fast tracking the enactment and implementation of the Kenyan standards on paints

  1. Stakeholders dialogue workshop on national regulation of lead paint held
  1. Outreach to Industry and Response from Paint Manufacturers
  2. Participation in the East Africa Paint Congress and promoting linkage with other regional and global players