TUK Don Appointed to the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO) for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Dr. Austin Aluoch, the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Science and Technology has been appointed as an inaugural member of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
The Conference of States Parties (CSP), at its 20th session held in December 2015 at OPCW headquarters at the Hague, approved the establishment of ABEO. The Board is expected to provide specialist advice to the Director-General, policy-making organs, and to CSP in areas of education and outreach relevant to the Organisation's mandate. The launch of the ABEO marks a significant step forward in the organisation's education and outreach efforts.
Dr. Aluoch’s appointment is effective 1st January 2016 in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (C-20/DEC.9, dated 3 December 2015), of which the Executive Council shall review the operation of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach after three years. This appointment is based on his expertise in the field of education and outreach. The first meeting of the Board is scheduled to take place at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague on 28-29 April 2016.