Through our Center for Mercury Studies, BRI (an Executing Agency with UNIDO) will work with the Cabo Verde government to conduct a Minamata Initial Assessment over the next two years. These activities will complement Cabo Verde's efforts to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: Executing Agency
Project Lead: Molly Taylor
Minamata Focal Point: Mr. Mario Reis
Collaborating Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UNIDO
Cabo Verde, or Cape Verde, is an island nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture and many beaches. Once a Portuguese colony, Cabo Verde gained independence in 1975.
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