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 Team

Pablo TABOADA

Pablo TABOADA

Project Team Leader (ADELFAS)

Pablo holds a degree in chemical sciences and a master’s in engineering and environmental management. He is currently an environment, safety and quality consultant for the ADELFAS association.

With more than 20 years’ experience working on international CBRN security projects in Africa and Latin America, Pablo specialises in regulation, environmental issues and product safety. Pablo is able to deliver project management and key expert advice in accordance with UN, EU regulations and ISO standards for international organizations, public administrations and private companies.

As team leader, he is responsible for supervising all project-related activities as well as monitoring progress to ensure objectives and target results are on track and to budget.

Joaquin BAUMELA

Joaquin BAUMELA

Deputy team leader. Non-Key Expert 1 (ADELFAS)

Joaquín Baumela has a master’s in industrial engineering from the ETSII Polytechnic University as nuclear energy specialist, master in environment management and graduated in business management at the IESE.

Joaquín holds a long track record in the organisation, running and executing many defence engineering and CBRN-related assignments. He has been Team Leader for CoE P23 initiative to “build capacity to identify and respond to threats from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances; Deputy team leader for Cbrn CoE project 35 management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in the African Atlantic Façade and Tunisia and Key Expert in CoE project 34 to strengthen capacities in CBRN event response and chemical and medical emergency.

As deputy team leader, Joaquin’s duties will be to bring his experience to bear to ensure work undertaken is compliant with terms of reference.

    Francisca RODRÍGUEZ GUZMÁN

    Francisca RODRÍGUEZ GUZMÁN

    Key Expert 4 (SPANISH MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT- MPWT)

    Francisca is graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information science from the Complutense University in Madrid in 1990.She’s currently running a twinning project MA/44 “Sécuriser le transport marchandises dangereuses par route”. Since 2008, Francisca has headed up the Dangerous Goods’ Service, within the Planning and Transport Division of the MPWT. She has a huge experience in participating in various committees comprising experts and legislators at autonomous community, national and international levels. Francisca has acted as advisor representing the Spanish MPWT in several international projects.

    As Key Expert, Francisca brings to the project her broad legal and technical experience in the WP2 (Development of a traffic circulation plan), WP3 (development of practical guidelines WP4 (Local trainings for trainers) WP5 (Awareness trainings) WP6 (Presentation of special software and best practices workshops.

    Jaouad ANTER

    Jaouad ANTER

    Ph.D Key Expert 3 (ADELFAS)

    Jaouad has a PhD thesis on Genetic Toxicology obtained in 2011, and a Master in Molecular Biotechnology, Cellular and Genetics in 2007 at the University of Cordoba. After a degree in biology, from the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco) in 2001; Jaouad completed a master’s in cellular and molecular biotechnology in 2003 at the Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Morocco).

    Dr. Jaouad Anter is currently a CBRN expert at ADELFAS. He has participated as key expert in various EU-funded CoE projects e.g. the CoE P35 Hazardous biological and chemical waste management in the African Atlantic Façade. He has also worked on a NATO project to set up a mobile BSL3 laboratory for Moldova.

    As CBRN expert at ADELFAS with lengthy experience in CBRN scenario elaboration, biosafety and security, risk assessment, Jaouad is the KE of WP 7 and WP8 and will be involved in all the others Work packages of the project.

    Silvia García WOLFRUM

    Silvia García WOLFRUM

    Ph.D. Key expert-2 (SPANISH MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT- MPWT)

    Silvia García Wolfrum is a chartered civil engineer with a cum laude PhD awarded in 2005 from the Polytechnic University of Madrid following a thesis on ‘rock anchors’. Prior to that, Silvia completed a 6-year civil and structural engineering degree specialising in hydraulics following an international master’s on soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

    Since 2013 she works as head of the Spanish Dangerous Goods’ Commission, overseeing regulatory issues governing the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea and air. In 2018, Silvia was made vice-president of the RID-ADR-AND Joint meeting where she currently serves harmonising legal frameworks between the UNECE and OTIF on land transport of dangerous goods.

    In this project, she is in charge of WP1 (Strengthening the legal framework).

    Inma BUENO ATANCE

    Inma BUENO ATANCE

    Non-key expert 3 (ADELFAS)

    Inma Bueno graduated from the Complutense, Madrid, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and is a certified expert in toxic and industrial waste management and environment protection technologies. Inma founded IBATECH, a CBRN company, where she is currently project manager. Inma is a recognised and leading expert in the CBRN fields; she has worked on various EU CBRN CoE projects as Key expert for example on Project 35 on management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in the African Atlantic Façade and Tunisia, or Non key expert Project 23 on building capacity to identify and respond to CBRN treats, etc.

    Inma is involved in WP1 (Strengthening legal framework) WP3 (development of Practical guidelines) WP4 (Local training for trainers) and WP7/WP8 (Table and Field Exercises).

    Grzegorz GRANIAK

    Grzegorz GRANIAK

    Ph.D. Non-key expert 6. MILITARY INSTITUTE OF HYGIENE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (MIHE)

    Grzegorz holds a degree in biotechnology and a doctorate in medical sciences both obtained in Lublin. Since 2009, he has worked at The Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and “currently heads up the Bio-aerosols Department at The Biological Threats Identification and Countermeasure Centre of the MIHE.

    He has participated in many research and development projects related to biological threats. Grzegorz has a huge experience in CoE projects; e.g. the CoE P25 on Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on bio-safety/bio-security/bio-risk management; the Project 34 Strengthening capacities in CBRN event response and in chemical and medical emergency and the ongoing CoE-P65 on Strengthening chemical and biological waste management in Central Asia countries for improved security and safety risk mitigation.

    In this project, he is involved in the Wp3 (Development of practical guidelines…) and Wp4 (Local training for trainers of consignors, safety advisors…)

    Marek BRYTAN

    Marek BRYTAN

    Lt. Col., PhD. Non-key expert 7. MILITARY INSTITUTE OF HYGIENE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (MIHE)

    Marek was awarded a degree in chemistry before going on to earn a doctorate in biological science at the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Warsaw.

    He is currently the head of the department of pharmacology and toxicology at the MIHE and a member of the NATO CBRN medical working group with 19 years’ experience in research relevant to military toxicology and environmental effects of military operations. Marek has also participated in different working groups and projects focused on developing new innovative solutions for emergency response systems, particularly dedicated to incidents involving chemicals. He has participated in several EU project as key expert or non-key expert.

    In this project he is involved as a trainer for future trainers in Wp4 (Local training for trainers of consignors, safety advisors…).

    Mamadou KONÉ KONÉ

    Mamadou KONÉ KONÉ

    Non-key expert 5. (ADELFAS)

    Mamadou has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish philology and a master’s in translation from the Complutense University, Madrid.

    Mamadou worked as a translator and training assistant in Work Package 3, in charge of training of trainers on chemical waste management in the EU CoE project 35 on management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in the African Atlantic Façade and Tunisia as well as in project 23 on Building capacity to identify and respond to Cbrn treats.

    He has 5 years of experience in EU CBRN CoE projects.

    In this project, he is involved in WP1 (Development of legal framework) WP2 (Traffic circulation Plan), WP3 (Guidelines, WP4 training of trainers).

    Aitor CALDERÓN RUIZ

    Aitor CALDERÓN RUIZ

    Non-Key Expert 2 . (ADELFAS)

    Aitor is an agronomical engineer and environmental management master’s graduate and is certified by the Basque Country regional government as a safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR).

    Aitor set up his own company in 2017 and now oversees, advises, monitors and audits logistics and transportation operations for clients from the corporate and private sectors. Aitor is qualified to conceive, implement and execute large-scale complex projects of this scope at national or international level. Having acted as advisor on numerous projects, he offers expertise into best practices, crisis situations, corrective actions, operating procedures, safety and environmental audits, warehousing and optimization planning, when dangerous goods are concerned.

    In this project, he is involved in WP1 and WP2 tasks (Development of legal Framework and Traffic circulation plan respectively) WP4 (Local training for trainers of consignors, safety advisor.

    Ramón PERICET

    Ramón PERICET

    Non-Key Expert 4. (ADELFAS)

    Ramón has a PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Science with majors in Chemistry and a master degree in Physics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He is currently at Ibatech, developing a stand-off biological and chemical identification system incorporating robots and drones; he is also Spain representative member in the Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) at the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) program of NATO.

    Ramón has an extensive experience working in research and development projects in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Robotics, and CBRNs; he also boasts over 10 years’ experience teaching chemistry-related themes to undergraduates.

    In this project, he is involved in WP1 WP4 and WP6 (Training of trainers-Trainings on special software, and best practices workshop respectively).

    Maria KAIDI RUIZ

    Maria KAIDI RUIZ

    Project Coordinator. FIIAPP.

    María is a master’s graduate with experience working for different International Organizations as consultant and Project manager.

    She is Project and Program Manager in FIIAPP at the Justice and Home Affairs Unit, managing different Projects funded by different International Donors. She will be the person in charge of the coordination of the SecTrans-NAS Project.

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