The National Biotechnology Authority in collaboration with the UN-Environment organized the Second BCH Workshop on the Use of BCH Information and BCH Capacity - building n in the context of the UN Environment - GEF Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III).
Welcoming notes were given by Professor Florence Mtambanengwe, the Board Chairperson for the NBA. The workshop was officially opened by the Professor Fanuel Tagwira, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development. The government of Zimbabwe gave its support to the prestigious the workshop as it provided important information for government decisions on the application of Living Modified Organisms.
The two-days workshop from 2 to 3 April 2019 was conducted in HPC, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. The workshop was attended by 20 participants from different governmental institutions and aimed to:
a) Define procedure or mechanisms to flow information onto the BCH
b) Enhance the national Capacity to use the BCH Central Portal to find and register information