The Centre’s Mission and Goals Beyond promoting the provisions of the Basel Convention, the Centre's mission is to assess the national situation regarding hazardous wastes and chemicals management related to the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions to promote technological knowledge transfer and information flow mechanisms related to hazardous waste, other waste, and chemicals to ensure their environmentally sound management. The main tasks of the Centre are as follows:
- The transfer of technology for the development of units to treats priority hazardous waste in Africa, such as waste oils and PCB-contaminated oil, biomedical waste, etc.;
- The mainstreaming and supervision of the informal sector dealing in the hazardous waste system; Better synergy with the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions as well as other Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs);
- Supporting countries in developing legislation to implement the provisions of the Basel Convention and other relevant conventions.