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Enhancement of CBRN capacities of South-East Asia in addressing CBRN risk mitigation concerning CBRN first response, biosafety and biosecurity awareness raising and legal framework

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Hanoi, Vietnam - December 7th 2016 sees CBRN CoE Project 46 running two awareness-raising workshops at CBRNe Summit Asia, in Hanoi, Vietnam

December 7, 2016 sees Project 46 of the European Union (EU) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Centres of Excellence Initiative (CoE) running two awareness-raising workshops at the CBRNe Summit Asia in Hanoi, Vietnam.  These workshops, aimed at senior-level policy and decision-makers from the South-East Asia region and beyond, are designed to raise awareness among delegates of some of the priority issues associated with CBRN risk-mitigation in the region.

The morning workshop, titled "CBRN Risks, Capabilities and Responses: A Regional Strategy for Awareness Raising" focuses on awareness raising activities and opportunities within the region.

The afternoon workshop, titled "CBRN Risks, Capabilities and Responses: From Awareness to Action" focuses on the potential development of a Regional CBRN Action Plan in support of the various National CBRN Action Plans currently in development.   

The workshops include presentations from a number of  speakers from South-East Asia and beyond such as Mr. Harro Wittermans (Regional Coordinator for South-East Asia, CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Programme, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute - UNICRI), Professor Irma Makalinao from the University of the Philippines and a representative of the European Union. Each workshop will conclude with a round-table session involving several CBRN experts from across the region.

These workshops are the first of a number of regional activities designed to raise awareness on key CBRN issues which will be organised by the EU CBRN CoE Project 46 titled "Enhancement of CBRN capacities of South East Asia in addressing CBRN risk mitigation concerning CBRN first response, biosafety and biosecurity, awareness raising and legal framework" in the near future. The EU funded CBRN CoE Risk Mitigation Initiative involves 55 partner countries in 8 regions of the world, among them South-East Asia with its 10 member countries.

The workshops are held in collaboration with the CBRN Summit Asia 2016. Further information on the Summit official website: http://www.intelligence-sec.com/events/cbrne-summit-asia-2016 

 

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