The first workshop provided participants with an overview of the essential skills to prepare for and respond to oil spills at an operational level including contingency planning and risk assessment.

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The second event focused on shoreline response and clean-up management plan during an oil spill incident. For example, deciding what strategy to adopt depending on the type of oil spilled, the type of shoreline and the availability of equipment. Additionally, participants took part in a real life simulation of beach clean-up operations.

The workshop was organized by the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) - a joint IMO-IPIECA project. The event gathered representatives from different ministries, public agencies and the private sector involved with the country's national preparation and response system.