Over two years of joint work by the African Atlantic Facade/Tunisia, the European Union and the FIIAPP to provide training on the handling of hazardous chemical and biological waste in this geographic area.
The CBRN35 project (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks), which is focused on the handling of chemical and biological wastes in the African Atlantic Facade region and Tunisia, funded by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP , has entered its second phase, which will have a duration of one year and focus on training local experts on how to handle these threats.
Ivory Coast, Gabon, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Togo and Tunisiaare the eight countries that make up the beneficiary geographic area of the project. In this second phase, there will be actions to raise public awareness of the risks these wastes represent, and the capacities of laboratories will be strengthened.
In the first phase, which ended last December after one year of work, there was an analysis of the chemical and biological risks of each of the countries, as well as of their management capacities. Now it’s time to get to work.
The inauguration of the second phase of CBRN35 took place at a conference held in Marrakech (Morocco) on 12th April with the participation of 70 representatives of the eight beneficiary countries, as well as delegates from the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The conference also represented a first contact between the project experts and a framework for presenting work proposals.