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DATE 10/2015

EU CBRN CoE P35 CBRN CoE newsletter Contribution vol. 13

Media Contact: Harry Proudlove harry@cbrncoe35.eu

 

35 CBRN project is funded by the Directorate General Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (DG DEVCO) within the CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoR) in order to improve the management of hazardous chemicals and biological waste . the region.


Since February this year, the project team has worked hard 35, delivering a total of 20 events including finding missions, training courses and a more recent and final, phase 2 launching mission Mauritania. The project is also pleased to welcome new team members Dr. Jacques Bureau, Dr. Yousef Hemimou, Dr. Jaouad Anter, Mr. Nait Addi, Alain Martinez and Julian Martinez. The missions were a great success and extremely productive.


Contracts Local Support Team (LST) are now in place in Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal and Togo. These contracts have played a key role in facilitating the implementation of events and by strengthening relationships between local participants and EU experts.

The support on social media was also growing, up 100% over the last 6 months with a little over 13K Facebook likes and 1,200 Twitter followers.


Expert teams to the management of hazardous waste and hazardous chemical waste began their early stages Gabon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal and Togo.Satisfaction surveys of participants showed that trainers do well with the "distribution of trainers" who receives 93% and the "objectives achieved" receiving 86%.Many participants cited course needed more time for this type of course. On the one hand it is indicative of the ongoing satisfaction and also opens the possibility of extending the future courses.

The Working Group 5, responsible for raising awareness of the dangers and hazardous waste management in West Africa, began this year after a complete overhaul.Due to the complete replacement of the original team and the reorganization of the new WP5 team, the activity was mainly oriented towards a redefinition of needs and resources in accordance with the terms of reference of the project and to planning activities.

 

The work package 6, which has provided training courses on laboratory standards and best practices, experienced a period of six months in Bulgaria (4/4 modules) and Côte d'Ivoire (3/4 modules) . "All participants in all countries, representatives of governments, institutes, universities are of an excellent standard and work assiduously to lectures and related exercises."


The last 6 months have not failed obstacles. Just before a scheduled event in the Ivory Coast, Grand Bassam attacks were carried out in a place that was to be used as a training P35 a week later. The trainings were postponed to a secure location. Furthermore, the current security situation in the Gabon is unclear and led to the postponement of events.


Just before this period, the project has suffered the sad death of Dr. Gilles Revoil and a change of members of the consortium brought replacement and restart about half of the project team. However, once these changes are complete, the project quickly gained momentum. Plans are on track to thirty events over the next six months.


This project is managed by the Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), based in Madrid, Spain.

 

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