Higher chemical production and use increase the probability of accidental releases during production, storage, distribution, consumption and disposal of chemicals. Unexpected discharges may permanently damage soil, water and with strong adverse impacts on the environment, more and more pervasive, actually threatening human health. Accidental releases can also lead to emergencies such as fire or explosion.
It is essential for African countries to enhance capacity building for prevention and control of chemical hazard together with measures for reaction and recovery in case of accident.
The overall objective is to enhance sound chemical hazard management within the African Atlantic Façade Region in order to prevent the occurrence of high risks chemical accidents inside and around all important chemical installations. Partner countries need also to be able to develop a rapid and appropriate response in case of chemical accident for limiting the impact on human health and on the environment.
- IFS 2014/346-176
- Project duration
- Project locations
- BeninCameroonCôte d’IvoireGabonLiberiaMauritaniaMoroccoNigeriaSenegalTogo
- CBRN areas
- Crisis managementFirst responseLegal frameworkPost incident recoverySafety and security
- CBRN categories
- CoE Region
- AAF - African Atlantic Façade
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
European Union External Action Service (EEAS)
Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)
Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises - Sécurité civile de France (General Directorate for Civil Protection and Crisis Management) (DGSCGC)
Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques, France (French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks) (INERIS)
Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) (FIIAPP)
European Risk & Resilience Institute (EU - VRI)