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