Having presented the second phase of the project on management of hazardous chemical and biological wastes in seven of the eight beneficiary countries, it is now Mauritania's turn to adopt the objectives of this second phase for work to start.
After finalising the first phase of the project, funded by the European Commission and centred on gathering information on the situation of each beneficiary country with respect to management of hazardous chemical and biological wastes, Phase II is starting and is to be implemented in all beneficiary countries.
There are eight beneficiary countries in this project managed by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP). Following the presentation in Morocco, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Gabon, Senegal, Tunisia and Togo, it’s now the turn of Nouakchott, Mauritania, where relevant representatives of the institutions most involved in the second phase of the project “Management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in the African Atlantic Façade region” came together.
The presentation was carried out by the local experts and the project’s working team to finalise and resolve details for the training courses and awareness-raising activities which are to be carried out during this second phase. The objective is to raise the population´s awareness regarding proper use and management of waste that may be harmful to citizens and their environment.
During its stay in Nouackchott, the project team met with representatives of the European Delegation in the country and visited laboratories, the National Hospital, disposal sites for hazardous waste and the Port of Nouakchott in order to adapt the project’s activities to the reality of the country.
More information on the project here