The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste. The convention came into force in 1998.
The Bamako convention is a response to Article 11 of the Basel convention which encourages parties to enter into bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements on Hazardous Waste to help achieve the objectives of the convention.
The impetus for the Bamako convention arose also from:
The Bamako convention uses a format and language similar to that of the Basel convention, but:
STATUS OF THE CONVENTION
PURPOSE OF THE CONVENTION
SUBSTANCES OR CHEMICALS
The Convention covers more wastes than covered by the Basel Convention as it not only includes radioactive wastes but also considers any waste with a listed hazardous characteristic or a listed constituent as a hazardous waste. The Convention also covers national definitions of hazardous waste. Finally, products that are banned severely restricted or have been the subject of prohibitions are also covered under the Convention as wastes.
Countries should ban the import of hazardous and radioactive wastes as well as all forms of ocean disposal. For intra-African waste trade, parties must minimize the transboundary movement of wastes and only conduct it with consent of the importing and transit states among other controls. They should minimize the production of hazardous wastes and cooperate to ensure that wastes are treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
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The Second Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa will take place at the Radisson Hotel, Route de l’aéroport, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from 30 January to 1 February 2018.
The Conference will be held under the following theme: The Bamako Convention: a platform for a pollution-free Africa.
Information for participants:
The following three (3) hotels have been booked for the meeting. Negotiated rates are as follows:
Hôtel RADISSON Blu
Rate : 166 400 XOF (USD 333)
Location: Venue of the Meeting, Airport Area
Contact: + 225 21 22 20 00
Rate: 63 000 XOF ( 118 USD) including breakfast
Location: 1km to the Airport , across the road from the venue
Contact: + 225 21 21 21 91 - Reservation.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rate: 61 000 XOF (114 USD) including breakfast
Location: Marcory, 5 Kms to the Venue
Contact: +225 21 75 63 00 - email@example.com
Transport will be available for participants from and back to the airport. Transport will also be provided from Hotel Ibis Marcory to and from the venue of the meeting. Should a participant wish to arrange for his/her transport, the average rate for a taxi from the airport is USD 20.
Nationals from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not need an entry visa into Côte d'Ivoire. Nationals from other countries outside the ECOWAS zone require entry visas, unless bilateral agreements exist between their countries and Côte d’Ivoire. For those countries where Cote d’Ivoire Embassies or Consulates exist, participants can get visas before arrival in Abidjan.
Participants from countries with no diplomatic representation of Côte d'Ivoire can use the following URL to apply for visa: http://www.snedai.com/fr/
French is the official language in Côte d’Ivoire. However, English is spoken and understood in most of the hotels and restaurants.
Weather and Clothing
Côte d'Ivoire has a tropical climate with an annual average temperature of 27-28 °C and generally abundant rainfall. At this period, however rains are relatively low.
Currency, Credit cards and Banks
The official currency of Côte d'Ivoire is the franc CFA of the BCEAO: 1 Euro=655F CFA (XOF) and 1USD=549.010 (January rate). All major credit cards and traveler’s cheques are accepted at banks, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres.
Proof of a yellow fever vaccination is required to enter Côte d’Ivoire. Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the designated yellow fever belt. (some airlines may require a valid international vaccination certificate for yellow fever).