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Minamata Convention: Chad
Minamata Convention: Chad

Minamata Initial Assessments in the Republic of Chad

Chad ratified the Minamata Convention September 25, 2015, one year after becoming a signatory to the treaty. Through our Center for Mercury Studies, BRI (an Executing Agency with UNIDO) will work with the Chad Ministry of the Environment and Fisheries to conduct a Minamata Initial Assessment over the next two years. These activities will complement Chad's efforts to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.

Formal Capacity: Executing Agency

Project Lead: David Evers

Minamata Focal Point: Abdallah Younous Adoum

Collaborating Ministry: Ministry of the Environment and Fisheries

Funding Agency: UNIDO/GEF

    

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 11,631,456 (July 2015 est.)
  • Surface Area: 1,284,000 square kilometers
  • Capital City: N'Djamena
  • Official Language: French and Arabic
  • Fish Production: 60,000 metric tons (2011)
  • UN Membership Date: September 20, 1960


The Republic of Chad is a land-locked country in central Africa. Roughly 85 percent the size of Alaska, it borders Niger, Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria. Lake Chad lies on the country's western border, shared with Niger and Nigeria.

Absorbed into French Equatorial Africa in 1913, Chad became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1946, and has been independent since 1960. Oil and agriculture are mainstays of Chad's economy.

 

Inception Meeting

Left: Participants of the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held May 5, 2016 in N'Djamena, Chad. Right: Participants of a working group discussion during the Inception Meeting.
Left: Participants of the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held May 5, 2016 in N'Djamena, Chad. Right: Participants of a working group discussion during the Inception Meeting.
Left: Participants of the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held May 5, 2016 in N'Djamena, Chad. Right: Participants of a working group discussion during the Inception Meeting.
 

Mercury Inventory Training Workshop

Participants of the Mercury Inventory Training Workshop, held May 6-7, 2016 in N'Djamena, Chad.
Participants of the Mercury Inventory Training Workshop, held May 6-7, 2016 in N'Djamena, Chad.
 
Photo Credits: Header photo © Tashka-iStock; Chad flag © Coffee Lover; Meeting and Workshop photos © BRI-Staff
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