Strengthening chemical and biological waste management in Central Asia countries for improved security and safety risk mitigation – CABICHEM (Project n.65)

Contracting Party: European Commission, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation – Europe Aid

Period: 2018-2021



The project 65 aims to strengthen existing chemical and biological waste management capabilities to ensure safe and secure collection, transportation, separation, processing, storage, disposal and inventory of hazardous CB waste originated by local industry (CB waste producers and CB waste management facilities), trade, agriculture, health care and past practices (dumping sites, historical industrial sites, former military bases etc.), as well as a consequence of emergency.

CABICHEM is funded by the European Union through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace and implemented to benefit the partner countries of the region of Central Asia, namely Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Project 65 seeks to identify and support both national and regional bodies involved in the waste management main issues as well as to assist countries in reviewing and evaluating their legislative provisions on the matter. The project aims further to raise awareness of the issues associated with chemical and biological waste management as well as to provide training activities, including the train-the-trainer approach also based on a tailored e-learning instrument.

The project is coordinated by Military Institute of Chemistry and Radiometry – MICHR from Poland, and will be implemented by FORMIT together with Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari – ISTM-CNR from Italy, the Military Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology - MIHE from Poland, the Fondazione Alessandro Volta – FAV from Italy. Local senior experts with experience in CBRN domain will be supporting the activities in the partner countries.



The EU CBRN Risk Mitigation CoE Initiative is implemented jointly by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). Overall coordination of the Initiative is carried out by representatives from both the JRC and UNICRI in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid (DG DEVCO) acting as the Initiative’s Decision-Making Body and the European External Action Service (EEAS).