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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 033: Strengthening the national CBRN legal framework and provision of specialized and technical training to enhance CBRN preparedness and response capabilities


Strengthening a non-proliferation regime and counteractions against the threat originating from terrorist activities require appropriate measures for combating illicit trafficking and criminal use of CBRN materials. CBRN weapons constitute a threat to global peace and security and their mitigation is linked to national or regional efforts on preventing any supply of such materials or any kind of support to make them available. Several African countries would need to build up and strengthen legislation and develop efficient enforcement measures to fulfill international obligations.


The project has two components.
Component 1 has the objectives of identifying needs and gaps of the legal system in partner countries, and identifying areas for development in the perspective of complying with the international obligations for CBRN risk mitigation including border monitoring to fight illicit trafficking of CBRN materials.
Component 2 focuses on providing the capacity building, testing, and training for the different agencies and services involved in CBRN preparedness and response.

CBRN areas
  • Legal framework
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • ECA - Eastern and Central Africa




Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) (FIIAPP)


Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires, Morocco (CNESTEN)


Autorité de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire de Senegal (ARSN Senegal)


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.