The Center’ Vision
Remain a Centre of excellence that catalyzes the sustainable anchoring of the foundations for the environmentally sound and economically viable management of hazardous wastes, other wastes and chemicals in all French-speaking African countries.
In view of the negative impact on health and the environment, linked to hazardous waste and the improper use of chemicals, the national authorities of all French-speaking African countries actively support and participate in the activities of the Centre, as well as all the private and public actors involved in the management of this waste.
Each country covered has a national hazardous waste and chemicals management plan based on the promotion and application of the provisions of the Basel, Bamako, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.
On the basis of national legislation, African countries will develop a common strategy for the environmentally sound management of hazardous waste and the most problematic chemicals in our countries, by setting up sub-regional treatment units. Thus the transfers of hazardous waste between countries, for their treatment, will be done in compliance with all the procedures of the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.
Informal sector stakeholders will be informed, educated and trained to adopt mechanisms that are safe for their health and the environment, during the recovery and recycling of waste.
Better still, industries will adopt clean production mechanisms that best limit the quantity and harmfulness of the hazardous waste generated.
The Centre will make available to all countries a relevant database on the best hazardous waste treatment technologies, adapted to our economic context. It will strengthen the network of African experts in waste treatment.
The Centre has a library widely used by researchers, students and all those involved in the management of hazardous waste. To this is added a digital library which will be fed by the stakeholders.
Finally, the Centre aims to become autonomous thanks to its own funding mechanisms, in particular partnership agreements which will be signed with private institutions and other partners concerned with protecting the health of populations and preserving the environment linked to management. safe and secure from chemicals and all types of hazardous waste.