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DATE 17/11/2016

Formations in Senegal 

Media Contact: Harry Proudlove


The Project 35 CBRN is a project funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO) in the context of CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) with the aim to improve the management of chemicals and hazardous biological waste in 8 countries partners in the region.


9, 10 and 11 February last, the Working Groups 3 and 4 of the Project 35 have implemented their first in St. Louis courses, Senegal, at the Hotel Post.


Recall that in this second phase, the Working Groups 3 (chemicals and waste) and 4 (biological waste) must deliver in each of the eight partner countries of the project, two (2) separate training courses; the first focuses on the management of hazardous wastes and the second on the Risk Assessment according to this waste scenario 3, ie, a natural occurrence, accidental and provoked.


The first day, Tuesday 09 February, a short kickoff ceremony (environ30 min) took place. At this ceremony was attended by the deputy governor of the region of St. Louis. The National Focal Point Ms. Sy Diop Fagamou, first took the floor to welcome the experts and participants; she took the opportunity to present very briefly what it is that the project and 35 Centers of Excellence of the European Union. It was then the turn of experts Tomás Arévalo (GT3) and Inma Bueno (GT4) to introduce themselves and state the objectives of the first course: a course for trainers to spread in Senegal best practices in product management and hazardous chemical waste on one side and the other biohazardous waste. 


A round table took place while all present arose. Finally, the governor took the floor to thank the director experts and wished success to both teams.


Before the start of training the NFPs and experts were interviewed by the Senegalese media guests on the premises. The groups are separated in two rooms for training.

Say the experts and present both courses were held in an atmosphere of fruitful exchanges between experts and participants.


The afternoon of Thursday was the time of closing of the training graduation and the NFP closing speech that urged participants to take over European experts in broadcasting and disseminating the contents learned.


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


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