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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 078 (IfS): On-site Technical Support to CBRN Centre of Excellence (CoE) in NAIROBI


Kenya is currently hosting the European's Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Initiative. A previous on-site assistance was already deployed in the region during the period 2015-2018.

The EU CBRN CoE intiative addresses the mitigation of and preparedness against risks related to CBRN material and agents through the implementation of concrete actions in the areas of export control of dual-use goods, illicit trafficking of CBRN materials, bio-safety and bio-security, chemical waste etc. Such initiative gathers several partner countries across the globe, grouped around 8 Regional Secretariats. An On-Site technical assistance (OSA) team is available at the Regional Secretariats to provide technical support to the CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE).

Overall objective

To strengthen the long-term national and regional capabilities of responsible authorities and administrative infrastructures to develop durable cooperation in the fight against CBRN threats.

Specific objectives

To contribute to strengthen the long-term national and regional CBRN governance and capabilities for CBRN risk mitigation and response to CBRN incidents in the East and Central Africa CoE region.


  1. Provide local technical assistance to the National Focal Points and National Teams, to the Regional Secretariats and within the implementation of CoE projects;
  2. Coordination, management and quality of results.


Provision of technical support to the CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) by the on-site technical assistance (OSA) team.

CBRN areas
  • Legal framework
  • Safety and security
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • ECA - Eastern and Central Africa
Project 078 Factsheet



European Commission


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.

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*** 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.