A huge amount of information on environmental issues is out there but why do we still face continuous environmental problems?
Information is very often specific to interest groups like scientists (in scientific journals), experts (e.g. in agricultural magazines), NGOs, public and policy makers. The consequence is that facts about environmental pollution are not understood by all stakeholders and for this reason are not implemented by everyone. This reflects an important gap between information and knowledge creation.
How do we transform information on environmental problems into knowledge?
Firstly we would like to identify priority issues in the environment related to chemical pollution and sustainable livelihood.
Secondly we want to discuss these issues amongst scientists, policy makers, industry and the public to create a network between them and to identify their needs, interest, language and aims.
Thirdly our aim is to create the same language between them and to provide information for each interest group so that they can create knowledge.
The results will feed directly into a database which we will develop under www.hamana.org in order to provide information for all relevant stakeholders.