Project title

Industrial pollution study in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria

Project description

STELLA staff has provided technical assistance to UNIDO and the Governments of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria in establishing a programme to reduce industrial discharges and protect the Large Marine Ecosystem of the Gulf of Guinea. Textile, brewing, palm oil, rubber and petroleum are the primary industries of concern. STELLA staff visited seven plants in those industrial sectors as well as laboratories and discussed current industrial pollution prevention and control efforts undertaken by the Governments of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Based on these visits and meetings, STELLA staff developed an action and monitoring plan to inventory and characterise industrial discharges and train local industrial managers in environmental auditing, wastewater pre-treatment and treatment, sampling and analysis, and clean technologies.