CBRN CoE Project 6

Short name: CBRN CoE Project 6
Title: Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on chemical and biological waste management
Geographical Scope: South East Asia
Participating Countries: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand
Duration: 24 months
Role: Partner (implementation of all activities related to biological sector)
Consortium Leader: Fondazione per la ricerca sulla migrazione e l’integrazione delle technologie – FORMIT
Foundation, Italy
Contracting Authority: EU Commission with the support of UNICRI


OBJECTIVES
Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project is aimed at developing knowledge in the field of chemical and biological waste management. Specific objectives include the following. 

1. Raising awareness on the security concerns associated with toxic chemical and biohazardous waste materials.
2. Promoting safe and secure management procedures for waste materials (toxic chemicals, biological materials) and associated equipment.
3. Reinforcing the sharing and transfer of best practices on chemical and biological waste management.
4. Developing a sustainable training system on the identification and handling of chemical and biological waste materials in the region.
5. Improve regional cooperation and harmonization with international standards on the safe and secure management chemical and biological waste.

 

ACTIVITIES
1. Production of guidance material
– Compilation of international requirements and guidelines for the safe and secure management of chemical and biological waste into a comprehensive manual on chemical and biological waste management.
– Collection, analysis and identification by international and national experts of transferable best practice on procedures for the safe and secure management of chemical and/or biological waste.
2. Development of awareness raising materials and training modules
– Development awareness raising materials for laboratory staff on the potential risks of CB waste.
– Training material for waste management practitioners (laboratory support staff).
3. Implementation of training modules
– Identification and selection of national experts from countries in the region to create an Expert Team to share lessons learnt and best practices on procedures for the safe and secure management of chemical and/or biological waste.
– Implementation of training/mentoring services at national level to train the national experts of the Expert Team addressing the legal and the technical aspects of the management of chemical and biological waste.
4. Other activities – Testing of events in the participating countries to ensure that best practice have been transferred to relevant national agencies.
– Organisation of workshops with Expert Teams of other regions.