OPCW assists with chemical security and emergency preparedness ahead of Africa Cup of Nations 2022

A webinar on Chemical Security on Response Measures and Emergency Response Arrangements for Major Public Events was held from 22 to 23 September 2021. The event was organised by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to assist Cameroon in its preparation for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. The webinar featured expert speakers from the Population Protection Institute of the Czech Republic, National CBRN Centre in the United Kingdom, the Defense Ministry of Brazil, National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria, and the National Authority of Cameroon for the CWC.

OPCW’s Special Advisor on Assistance and Protection, Mr Shawn DeCaluwe, remarked “We hope this webinar will permit other African States Parties to benefit from the experiences shared here and the preparations underway in Cameroon”.

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