Speakers

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Mr. Damien Dussaux

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Damien Dussaux is an economist at the Environment and Economy Integration Division of the Environment Directorate of the OECD. He is leading work on the valuation of morbidity and mortality risk reduction, environmental innovation and evidence-based assessment of environmental policies. Previously, Damien was a researcher at the Centre for Industrial Economics at MINES ParisTech and at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment where he worked on competitiveness impacts of environmental policies and the international transfer of green technologies. In addition to his Phd in economics at MINES ParisTech, Damien is also an engineer who graduated from AgroParisTech, the French National Institute of technology for life, food and environmental sciences.

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Ms. Eeva Leinala

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Dr. Eeva Leinala is the Principal Administrator for Programmes on Risk Management, Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Eeva collaborates with OECD member countries and stakeholders to advance approaches for risk reduction of chemicals, including substitution and sustainable chemistry, as well as leading the programme on Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data.  Previously, Eeva lead the Hazard Assessment Programme at the OECD and prior to the OECD, Eeva worked in the area of chemical management at Health Canada for 12 years. Eeva holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada.

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Mr. Gamini Manuweera

UN Environment (UNEP)

Gamini is managing the UNEP/GEF Project on Continuing Regional Support for the POPs Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention. Before joining the Chemicals and Health Branch, he was a programme officer at the Scientific Support Branch of Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions for nearly 10 years.

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Ms. Katherine von Stackelberg

The World Bank

Dr. Katherine von Stackelberg is a Principal at NEK Associates LTD, a small firm incorporated in Massachusetts specialized in developing risk-based modeling tools to support sustainable environmental decision-making. She is also a Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health where she is Director of Research Translation for the Superfund Research Center Metals and Metal Mixtures: Cognitive Aging, Remediation, and Exposure Sources (MEMCARE)  and is a research affiliate at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and co-leader of the Biogeochemistry of Global Contaminants Group (BGC) at Harvard University. Dr. von Stackelberg has 30 years of experience designing and implementing human health and ecological risk assessments, focused on integrated, risk-based modeling approaches to support sustainable environmental decision making. Dr. von Stackelberg served on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the U.S. EPA for six years and was Chair for the last three. She is a member of the Scientific Advisors on Risk Assessment for the European Commission in Brussels and recently completed service on a National Academies of Science Committee on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs. Dr. von Stackelberg received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College, and a Sc.M. and Sc.D. from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Science and Risk Management. 

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Ms. Pamela Williams

The World Bank

Dr. Pamela Williams is a Principal at E Risk Sciences, LLP, an independent scientific consulting firm that provides sound analyses and tools to support risk-based decision-making related to human health and the environment, and is also a Fellow with the non-profit organization, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA).  She previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health for 12 years and as a Senior Science and Policy Advisor in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Dr. Williams specializes in the areas of exposure science, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, and risk management.  Her experience includes investigating and characterizing human exposures and health risks to a variety of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic chemicals in the environment in community and occupational settings.  She has authored or co-authored over 160 articles, book chapters, technical reports, and presentation abstracts on these topics, which includes 37 peer-reviewed publications.  She has also served as a technical peer-reviewer for a number of scientific journals, peer review panels, and government agencies.  She serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the World Bank.  Dr. Williams routinely lectures in undergraduate, graduate-level, and/or continuing education courses related to exposure science, industrial hygiene, and risk assessment methods and tools at the University of Colorado, School of Public Health and School of Pharmacy; Harvard University, School of Public Health; and Clarkson University, Institute for a Sustainable Environment.  She is past President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) and past Chair of AIHA’s Risk Committee.  Dr. Williams has a B.A. in Sociology and Applied Social Research from San Diego State University, M.S. in Health and Social Behavior from Harvard University, and ScD in Environmental Health and Health Policy and Management from Harvard University.  She is also a certified industrial hygienist (CIH).  

Chair

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Sanjay Srivastava

The World Bank

Sanjay Srivastava is the World Bank Manager of the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice in Africa. He is a trained Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of development experience with focus on environment and climate change agenda, including 15 years in Africa and South Asia region; and several years with private sector (manufacturing and environmental consulting companies), public sector , donors and non-government organization (conservation NGO). He has been involved in high level policy dialogue with on managing environmental risks in infrastructure and sustainable development, making a business case to mitigate environmental degradation, protecting biodiversity, and promoting cleaner production process to improve productivity and prevent pollution Currently, he leads a team promoting green, clean and resilient development outcomes in multiple countries and development sectors in West and Central Africa.