This week was the kick-off of the activities of the second phase of the cooperation project on management of hazardous CBRN chemical and biological substances in the African Atlantic Façade Region.
Participants in the kick-off of the activities of the second phase of the CBRN project in the African Atlantic Façade Region and Tunisia.
This week in Dakar, the kick-off was held for the activities of the second phase of the cooperation project of the European Commission for addressing hazardous CBRN chemical and biological threats in the African Atlantic Façade Region and Tunisia being managed by the FIIAPP.
In the first phase of the project, developed last year, European experts travelled to the project’s beneficiary countries: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia to identify the chemical and biological threats the countries are exposed to, as well as their management capacity. These types of threats can come from outbreaks of Ebola, waste disposal or terrorist attacks.
In its second phase, activities will be focused on providing training to local staff on how to address these threats and on raising the awareness of the population regarding the problem, and the capacities of laboratories will be strengthened.
Visits to laboratories
In the days of the kick-off of these activities, on 22nd and 23rd July, there were visits to laboratories, and meetings were held with the managers of the laboratories and the partners in the countries.
In addition, the conclusions from the first phase of the project were presented, the results were assessed, and the second phase was kicked off with the first work packages.