Developing and strengthening the capacities for the management of risks associated with land transport of chemical and biological materials in the North Africa and Sahel Region

Developing and strengthening the capacities for the management of risks associated with land transport of chemical and biological materials in the North Africa and Sahel Region

The Consortium

In order to cover all aspects of the problematic of transport of dangerous goods and to obtain optimal results, a consortium of public entities coming from diverse horizons has been set up, taking into account their proven capabilities in specific areas related to this theme.

International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Public Policies

The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Public Policies is an instrument for the external action of the Spanish Government within the scope of development cooperation, more specifically, within the fields of institutional strengthening, democratic governance and social cohesion. Since its founding, FIIAPP has undertaken various Justice and Security sectors modernization programmes in development and transition countries, which cover activities aimed at strengthening the institutional and organizational capacities of the different beneficiary countries, such as technical assistance, training, research and enhancement of administrations.

In practice, FIIAPP operates as intermediary between peers. It is able to second public servants from the whole Spanish administration and its dependent bodies. Besides, civil servants from other European countries can easily be recruited by FIIAPP thanks to excellent relations built with main European Actors in the Justice and Security Sectors. The comparative advantages of FIIAPP are therefore: Non-profit Foundation with a strong background in managing multilateral Technical Assistance projects.

Public Institution and part of the Spanish International Cooperation System Strong co-ordination with the Spanish Embassies and the bilateral Technical Offices. Direct relation and close co-operation with the Spanish Public Administration. Privileged access to the complete payroll of senior civil servants of the Spanish Administration for their participation in international projects. Including Security and Enforcement agencies, Public Health institutions, Civil Protection, Army, and CBRN control agencies.

Member of the European Network of Implementing Development Agencies (EUNIDA), a legally established group of European development agencies with a public service mission to develop, manage and implement development programmes. Accredited institution for Delegated Cooperation of the European Commission. Track Record in CBRN related project (projects 22, 23, 24, 33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 47, 46 and 48……) and long track record in Justice and Security in the North Africa and Sahel:

FIIAPP plays one of the most prominent and active roles in the implementation of projects related to this field within the framework of the European Union, as demonstrated by the implicit recognition the Commission has given us by awarding us the leadership or a participatory role as partners, of more than 10 projects financed by the Instrument for Stability.
Today, the development of actions and activities for the implementation of these projects allows us to be present in Asia, Africa and Europe with the highest level of contacts.

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Asociación por el Desarrollo, Educación, Ley, Formación, Arte y Seguridad

ADELFAS is a Spanish non-profit organization founded in 2014. The aim of ADELFAS is to create, develop and manage individual or consortium projects, grants and subsidies that promote sustainable development, environment and climate change management, a safer society through CBRN protection, and education on these topics. ADELFAS participates in these projects by providing multidisciplinary consulting and engineering services as well as serving as a link between companies, administrations, individuals and civil society interested in participating in charity or security initiatives aligned to the above topics.

ADELFAS, associated with companies like IBATECH and with the participation of Mr. Baumela, Ms. Bueno, Mr. Salemi, and Dr. Arévalo possess an extensive experience in CBRN CoE projects, namely, P23 “Building capacity to identify and respond to threats from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances”, P34 “Strengthening capacities in CBRN event response and in chemical and medical emergency”, and in P35 “Management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in North and West Africa”. In P23 and P34, they contributed with the identification of existing knowledge and tools in the dedicated regions as well as with the preparation and delivery of training sessions for managing CBRN threats. In P35, the chemical and biological expert team prepared and delivered a set of seminars related to chemical and biological waste management in various African countries.

In addition, ADELFAS have contributed with consulting and engineering tasks from associated members like Dr. Anter, Mr. Montero and Dr. Pericet to various R&D projects related to CBRN in the security and defence sectors. Among these projects, we can highlight QUIXOTE, funded by the European Defence Agency, which aims at developing a novel technology for the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents. ROCSAFE, financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, is intended to develop a semi-autonomous robotic system for the collection and management of forensic evidences in the occurrence of a CBRN incident.

Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

The Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (MIHE) is a unique research and development institution in Poland whose mission is to conduct research, prophylaxis, surveillance, and training associated with medical protection and countermeasures against the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents. As a scientific and advisory entity for the protection and defense against WMD, MIHE closely collaborates with national and international state and NGO institutions.

Major activities of MIHE include:

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Conducting scientific research, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and training as well as providing expertise and services in the fields of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, radiobiology and radiation protection, applied and nutritional physiology, with special emphasis on the study and mitigation of health hazards associated with the use of biological, chemical, and radiological/nuclear weapons.

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Final identification of dangerous pathogens which may be used as a biological warfare (BW) agents performed at the unique in Poland biosafety level 3 microbiological laboratory of the MIHE’s Biothreat Identification and Countermeasure Centre in Pulawy, functioning as a reference and expertise center for defense against biological weapons.

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Participation in development of systems of detection, identification, and countering of biological, chemical, and radiological contaminations of people, animals and the environment.

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Participation in prevention against and management of health injuries caused by natural and industrial disasters and catastrophes.

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Toxicological analysis of products and processes in the field of chemical safety.

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Examinations of bio-medical effects of and development of protective measures against chemical compounds and highly dangerous biological pathogens and toxins (including BW and CW agents).

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Examinations of bio-medical effects of ionizing (including radiological and nuclear weapons) and non-ionizing radiation with special emphasis on low-level exposures.

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Validation of the radiation protection rules and regulations.

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Examinations of the physical fitness and elaboration of methods of adaptation of the military and other uniformed personnel to the physically demanding conditions.

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Assessment of the quality of food, elaboration of methods of its improvement, and studies on the physiology of nutrition of the military personnel in the barracks and during field operations.

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Participation in national and international initiatives and security systems against biological, chemical, and radiological threats such as BTWC.

MIHE has conducted many UE an NATO projects.

earch project entitled “Effects of ionizing radiation on angiogenesis in tumors” accomplished in cooperation with the Institute of Radiobiology of the German Armed Forces

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