Through our Center for Mercury Studies, BRI (an Executing Agency with UNIDO) will work with the Sao Tome and Principe government to conduct a Minamata Initial Assessment over the next two years. These activities will complement Sao Tome and Principe'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. Arlindo Carvalho
Collaborating Ministry: Minsitry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Environment
Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UNIDO
The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Africa. These volcanic islands are known for their striking rock and coral formations, such as the skyscraper-like Pico Cao Grande. Once a Portuguese colony, Sao Tome and Principe gained independence in 1975. Due to it's colonial past, the country's culture blends both European and African influence.
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