The components are:
Component 1, Legislative and regulatory framework development;
Component 2, Sustainable enforcement and administrative capacity;
Component 3, Coordinated information dissemination and awareness raising system;
Component 4, Project management.
The execution of these components was supported by Basel Convention Regional Centre, Dakar staff, Green Cross International, local staff and external specialists.
Component 1: Legislative and regulatory framework development. This component was realazed by recruiting a legal consultant to conduct a literature review of available model legislation related to chemicals, as well as regional agreements on regulatory harmonization, to develop a model comprehensive chemicals regulatory framework for use of the three sub regions included in the programme. The legal consultant was recruited in the first few months of the project by the programme coordination body.
2. Component 2: Sustainable enforcement and administrative capacity. This component achieved by initiating the recruitment of suitable trainers within the first few months of activities. Most outputs and activities in component 2 were geared towards the development of training documents and train-the-trainer activities in order to build sustainable enforcement and administrative capacity in participating countries. While training of key staff is an important element of building capacity, the ability of national level staff to train provincial level and inter-departmental colleagues is essential to the ongoing sustainability of national capacity.
Component 3: Includes a coordinated information dissemination and awareness raising system. It is intended that the platform used for this would been a revitalized version of the Chemical Information Exchange Network (CIEN). The CIEN would been transformed into a knowledge management system, for the entire programme. The CIEN would been contain all project documents, training documents, and project outputs. This Component was also include community training, focused on POPs-vulnerable communities, as well as high level work at the Ministerial level, with the ECOWAS Secretariat.
Component 4: Project Management. The project managers organized the implementation, reporting and monitoring of process and conservation results in coordination with numerous stakeholders.