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International Science and Technology Center : Experience and Opportunities for Obsolete Pesticide Destruction 26 September 2008 Nonproliferation Through.

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1 International Science and Technology Center : Experience and Opportunities for Obsolete Pesticide Destruction 26 September 2008 Nonproliferation Through Science Cooperation M.G. Valentine – Senior Project Manager Program Manager, Bio-Chem Redirect Program

2 Founded in 1992 by the governments of the EU, Japan, the USA, and Russia; operations began in 1994 in Moscow Following years Norway, S. Korea and, in 2004, Canada, joined as Funding Parties Headquarters in Moscow with Branch Offices in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Inter-governmental organization with the status of diplomatic mission Unprecedented agreement establishing institute access, tax immunity, and indemnification privileges History

3 Technology Areas

4 Core Objectives  Redirect former WMD scientists of FSU  Reinforce the transition to the market economy  Help integrate WMD scientists into the global scientific community  Contribute to solving national/global science & technology problems  Support basic and applied research  Engage in Projects through Contract Agreements

5 5 ISTC Current Project in Obsolete Pesticides Funding -- US, EU Funding -- US, EU Training, Collaboration -IHPA ISTC Survey, ID & Location -- Kyrgyz Dept of Chemicalization Survey, ID & Location -- Kyrgyz Dept of Chemicalization Public Education - - Kyrgyz Dept of Chemicalization Public Education - - Kyrgyz Dept of Chemicalization Estimation of condition, corrosion -- GosNIIOKhT Estimation of condition, corrosion -- GosNIIOKhT Propose Method of Destruction -- GosNIIOKhT Propose Method of Destruction -- GosNIIOKhT ISTC Kr-886 ISTC Funding -- Government of Kyrgyzstan? Funding -- Government of Kyrgyzstan? Destruction -- Qualified facility? Destruction -- Qualified facility?

6 6 Possible New Project in Obsolete Pesticides Funding -- GCI? Funding -- GCI? Training, Collaboration -IHPA ISTC Survey, ID & Location -- Pskov Dept of Agriculture? Survey, ID & Location -- Pskov Dept of Agriculture? Public Education - - Pskov Dept of Agriculture? Public Education - - Pskov Dept of Agriculture? Estimation of condition, corrosion -- GosNIIOKhT Estimation of condition, corrosion -- GosNIIOKhT Propose Method of Destruction -- GosNIIOKhT Propose Method of Destruction -- GosNIIOKhT Pskov Project ISTC Funding -- Government of Russia? Funding -- Government of Russia? Destruction -- RCWDF? Destruction -- RCWDF?

7 7 ISTC: Experience and Opportunities for Obsolete Pesticide Destruction Thank you for your attention Questions and comments? Conclusion

8 8 Michael G. Valentine Senior Project Manager Contact


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