The SecTrans-NAS project has organised activities to strengthen the Nigerian legal framework relating to the transport of dangerous substances
The European cooperation project SecTrans-NAS, which is managed by FIIAPP, has jointly organised together with the Niger National Focal Point, a series of online activities on the transport of hazardous chemical and biological materials in the African country. Two training sessions have been given, as well as three discussion and exchange workshops.
The workshops have dealt with the strengthening of the Nigerian legal framework for the transport of dangerous chemical and biological substances, emergency operations involving these materials, and proposals for routing plans for this type of transport.
As for the training sessions, they have addressed, on the one hand, the European agreement on the international transport of dangerous cargo by land (ADR) for those involved in the dangerous goods transport chain and, on the other, the transport of biological samples. The participation in these activities of representatives from the country’s transport associations has allowed the dissemination of good practices in the sector.
These activities have included the participation of the regional technical assistant at the European Union Centres of Excellence and the regional representative of the United Nations Interregional Institute for Crime and Justice Research (UNICRI).
The SecTrans-Nas project, funded by the European Union, is led by FIIAPP and has the collaboration of Mihe (Institut Militaire d’Hygiène et d’Épidémiologie) and ADELFAS (Association for Development, Education, Law, Training, Art and Security). The project is focused on safety and security in the transport of chemical and biological materials in North Africa and the Sahel region. The initiative, launched by the European Union in 2010, aims at the prevention, preparation for and post-crisis management of CBRN incidents (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical).