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Africa Programme I

This project enhanced African national authorities capacity to draft national implementing legislation and customs officials capacities to identify chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The project also raised awareness amongst non-States Parties of the benefits to joining the CWC, and increased African States Parties’ capacity to engage in international cooperation initiatives for the peaceful use of chemistry. Project activities included: technical assistance visits to provide focused assistance to meet the requirements of the requests made by the African States Parties; outreach at a regional academic and training institution; training of Customs officials on the technical aspects of the CWC’s transfers’ regime; outreach to non-States Parties who are in a position to influence perceptions regarding accession/ratification of the CWC; an analytical skills development course; outreach with industry via a workshop on the CWC and chemical process safety; and a regional workshop on Article X and issues of regional cooperation in the area of assistance and emergency response.

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Start Date: January 1, 2009
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Name Position Agency/Department/Org Note
Ms Veronika Stromšíková Director
Office of Strategy and Policy
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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