21 senior representatives from Jordan administration and air, land and sea hubs successfully concluded an intensive training course in Amman. They received ICCSS certificates as trainers in chemical safety and security and joined a Jordan group of trainers at the regional centre for chemical safety and security (ChemReg). The development of Jordan and regional trainers, in male and female streams, is core objective of the project financed by France within Jordan and ICCSS developed Middle East Chemical Safety and Security Program.Similar national trainers courses are planned for other countries of the region once financial support will be provided.
Overall a group of 37 Jordan certified trainers will constitute a backbone of training staff to provide courses and exercises in chemical safety and security abd reducing chem-bio threats at ChemReg. The Jordan trainers include a female stream, to conduct training courses and exercises and outreach activities to empower woman and youth in the Middle East countries in prevention, preparedness for and response to chem-bio and environmental disasters.
The ChemReg develops Jordan as regional hub for chemical safety and security as part of the international Middle East Chemical Safety and Security Program, initiated by the ICCSS. ChemReg development is core part of the ICCSS Middle East Chemical Safety and Security program, initiated at the Amman—Warsaw Seminar, in April, 2018, which concluded US funded Jordan project on chemical safety and security.
The ChemReg development includes three processes. First process, started with certification of a group of Jordan aims to develop and maintain certified trainers in all countries of the Middle East, who will participate and conduct national trainings and exercises in in chemical and environmental safety and security abd reducing chem-bio threats. Within a second process, a reference chemical safety and security library and repository of training courses is being developed at ChemReg, to enable an access to variety of training material and courses to deal with chemicals and dangerous goods. In the process we envisage the ChemReg infrastructure development, to offer practical trainings and exercises to reduce chemical threats.
There will be a first, at ChemReg, a first Pilot Train the Trainers Regional Course, combined with a regional conference on chemical safety and security, in the beginning of 2021. It will be followed by a series of national trainers courses, starting from training the Lebanese trainers, with an emphasis on air, land and sea transportation and storage of dangerous goods.
ChemReg will offer trainers courses, exercises, best practices exchanges, and capacity building within 3 streams: local Arabic stream for national and regional stakeholders; international English stream for international stakeholders, and female stream. ChemReg female trainers will assist to prepare female trainers and conduct training courses in prevention, preparedness for and response to chem-bio and environmental disasters.
The development of the Middle East Chemical Safety and Security Program provides for the initial implementation of additional 4 project jointly developed and introduced by Jordan and ICCSS to G7 Global Partnership (https://www.gpwmd.com) for funding. For more information please visit: www.iccsss.eu