Higher chemical production and use increase the probability of accidental releases during production, storage, transport, 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 Africa 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 ECA Region by strengthening the national “Chemical legal framework” in order to prevent the occurrence of accident inside and around all important chemical installations as well as to enhance Chemical preparedness and response capabilities.
- Project duration
- 5 Jan 2015 - 4 Jan 2018
- Project locations
- BurundiDemocratic Republic of the CongoGhanaKenyaSeychellesTanzaniaZambia
- CBRN areas
- Crisis managementFirst responseImport/export controlInvestigation and prosecutionLegal frameworkPost incident recoverySafety and security
- CBRN categories
- CoE Region
- ECA - Eastern and Central Africa