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

On 11, 12, and 13 January, SecTransNAS developed trainings and workshops for key actors in the Transport of dangerous chemical and biological Goods (TDG), namely, transport chain actors, security services, customs and civil protection.

SecTransNAS has started its 2022 activities in Mali. A three-day seminar was held as part of the second phase of the project, the main objective of which is to share good practices with various key actors in the TDG sector.

Most of the Malian representatives were members of the country’s CBRN Team, a body in which the project various target audiences are represented.  As the Focal Point was unable to attend at the very last minute, Colonel Diadié Amadou COULIBALY acted as interim Focal Point and welcomed the SecTransNAS experts.

During three days, aspects such as operational safety and security protocols, practical recommendations for transport chain actors, security plans, training of first responders were addressed. In this sense, various tools such as posters, videos, guides and security plan templates were proposed to the participants.

The Malian representatives welcomed the proposed contents with great interest, if one considers the numerous questions and interventions that marked the different activities.  For example, on the security aspect, which was addressed both in training and in the workshop, they wanted to know whether SecTransNAS experts were available to support the country’s structures that decided to set up a security plan.

On this point, the European experts have shown their full availability, even beyond the scope of the project.

This exchange sums up the spirit and working atmosphere that prevailed during the three-day seminar.

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