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KenyaKenya - Kenyan National Biosafety Clearing House Training workshop
The Kenyan National Biosafety Authority in collaboration with the UN Environment organized the First National BCH capacity building workshop in the context of the UN Environment  – Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III) from 30 to 31 January 2018 In Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aimed at providing the country's key stakeholders with a common understanding of: the common format of the BCH records as well as the methods for finding information and the procedures for registering and publishing biosafety related decisions and identifying national procedures and operational linkages to gather information to be put on the BCH in line with the NBF's implementation and sustainability and training plan. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from various institutions of the country. The opening remarks were given by Prof Dorington Ogoyi (acting CEO of the Kenyan national Biosafety Authprity) and Dr Jiri Hlavacek (Chief of Environmental Giovernance and Conventions Branch) and facilitated by Mr Rami Abdel-malik (BCH 3 Project Manager), Dr Ossama AbdelKawy (anglophone Africa regional Specialist), and Charles Kouassi (regional Advisor) of the BCH3 project, UN Environment.