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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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The first training session for incident commanders took place in Nay Pyi Taw, Union of Myanmar

One training session for CBRN incident commanders and experts on capacity building for CBRN first responders is being held in Nay Pyi Taw, Union of Myanmar, from February 27 to March 3, 2017, in the framework of Project 46 of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Risk Mitigation Initiative (EU CBRN CoE),

The five-day-long training course, formally opened by Dr. Aung Moe, Director of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Ministry of Education of Myanmar, has been designed to enhance the inter-agency strategic capability and coordination of commanders and decision-makers in charge of responding to CBRN incident emergencies. The training session aims to support, following a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach, the local existing capabilities in dealing with unintentional events or deliberate incidents involving non-conventional hazardous materials.

The training programme has been specifically designed to meet the priorities and requests collected by the EU CBRN CoE experts, and features a special ‘train-the-trainer’ character with table-top exercises, interactive working sessions and presentations covering themes of particular relevancy for first responders active at CBRN incident sites.

Dr. Aung Moe, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology expressed his appreciation to the 31 delegates coming from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Immigration and Population, the Fire Service Department, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, various local Universities and Hospitals for attending the training course and contributing proactively to the technical working sessions.

The training course is a component of Project 46 “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” and is led by the international experts Dr. Matteo Guidotti from the Italian National Research Council and Prof. Roberto Mugavero from the University of Rome – Tor Vergata in conjunction with FORMIT, the Italian Foundation for Technology Migration and Research.



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