POSOW II Project Train the Trainer Courses – Apr 19, 2016

Within the framework of the Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline cleanup and Oiled Wildlife interventions Project - POSOW II, two Train the Trainer Courses were organised on Cedre's premises between the 19 and 29th May 2016. Thirty-four (34) participants from seven (7) countries namely Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, subsequently received theoretical training on the following themes:

• Volunteer management;
• Oiled shoreline assessment;
• Oiled shoreline cleanup;
• Oiled wildlife response; 
• Waste management; and 
• Fishermen’s support in oil spill response

Practical exercises were also organised using Cedre’s facilities and equipment.

In order to create national synergies and build a national and regional pool of trainers for volunteers, the training teams were composed of representatives from authorities in charge of oil spill response, Civil Protection, regional / local authorities, fishermen’s organisations, as well as specialized wildlife response Non-Governmental Organizations. 

The participants are expected to replicate the trainings in their respective countries during the second part of the year 2016, with a view to disseminate the knowledge at national level and establish a pool of trained volunteers to be registered in the POSOW Volunteer Database found on www.posow.org, together with the trainers trained during POSOW I and POSOW II.  

In addition, in order to further increase the exposure of the Project, two Portuguese representatives were invited and attended the course.