Training on the key elements of pollution response in the case of oil spill

  • Date(s)
    25 Jun - 3 Jul 2019
  • Location
    Benin (Cotonou)


Countries invitedTogo
ActivityNational exercise, National workshop
TopicContingency Planning
HostBeinese authorities in cooperation with GoGIN and the Yaounde architecture


This training should enable participants to:

  • To acquire essential knowledge on oil spill preparedness and response;
  • Clarify the roles of stakeholders and the organization and management of oil spill response;
  • Identify recommendations to improve the institutional framework for pollution response in Benin;
  • To understand the issues involved in the characterization of an oil spill at sea;
  • To prepare, conduct and record the minutes of an air reconnaissance operation;
  • To understand the steps involved in the chemical characterization of hydrocarbons from sea sampling to laboratory analysis; and
  • To understand the framework for the implementation of international compensation regimes.