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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 013: Capacity building and raising awareness for identifying and responding to threats from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials in Sub Sahara


Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project is aimed at raising awareness of the risks posed by CBRN materials.


  1. To improve understanding of the issue in order to raise the awareness of countries of the risk posed by CBRN materials if they are not properly managed in the country at borders, airports, seaports.
  2. To strengthen the importance of the issue across the region and to promote synergies among the international initiatives already in place.
  3. To boost regional and international cooperation.
  4. To promote the development/establishment of an appropriate National Strategy/ National CBRN Action Plan.
  5. To enhance the beneficiary countries’ capacity to combat illicit trafficking.
  6. To identify stakeholders at national level.
  7. To increase inter-agency cooperation at national and regional level.



European Commission


Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) (ENEA)


Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.