OPCW Calendar of Events

Participants at Basic and an Advanced Training Course in Assistance and Protection, held in Brazzaville in June 2014

Below please find a list with the official courses, meetings and capacity building programmes orginised by the OPCW.

Invitation to Submit Nominations for a Seminar on Chemical Safety and Security Management for African Member States in Kampala

27 March 2017 — 29 March 2017

Kampala, Uganda

The Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is organising, together with the Government of Uganda, a seminar on chemical safety and security management for the Member States of the OPCW in Africa. The seminar will be held from 27 to 29 March 2017, in Kampala, Uganda.

The key objectives of the programme are to:

(a) create a platform for sharing information, knowledge, experience, and best practices at national, regional, and international level to minimise the risk of chemical accidents or incidents at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);

(b) support States Parties in building national capacity in chemical safety and security management at SMEs towards the full implementation of Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “the Convention”);

(c) promote awareness among African Member States on chemical threats at SMEs and suggest chemical threat reduction methods by assessing security risks; and

(d) develop guidance and best practices on chemical safety and security management at SMEs that can be applied across the regions.

Admission requirements

The Secretariat invites Member States in the African region to nominate one or more representative to participate to the seminar. Nominees should be from government, industry, defence, customs, and/or academia, with expertise in chemical safety and security management.

Participants will be requested to prepare 30-minute presentations on the theme of chemical safety and security management in their respective countries, drawing on best practices from their national perspectives and within the context of implementation of the Convention.