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Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-07-03 10:12 UTC (adelnbu@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-07-04 20:29 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Sub-regional Capacity Building Workshop for West Asia and North Africa on mainstreaming biosafety considerations into national biodiversity strategies and action plans
Website address
Contact person
Dr. Moustafa Fouda
Advisor, Minister of Environment
Nature Conservation Secyor
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
4 Ali Kordy St, Maadi
Egypt, Maadi
Phone:002 02 2574700
Fax:002 02 2574700
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • West Asia and North Africa
Type of initiative
  • Report on a completed initiative
  • Series of activities
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Government officials (policy makers, administrators, regulators, risk assessors, inspectors, etc.)
  • Professionals, specialists and technicians
  • Mass media and outreach/extension workers
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) / Biosafety Unit
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552 - 00100
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Url:United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (Biosafety Unit)
Activity details
Description of the initiative
The workshop aims to improve the status of implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and its supplementary protocol
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Provide a platform for exchanging experiences and identifying challenges to the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol

Exchange views on the best ways to integrate biosafety into relevant national development plans and programs

Mobilize the financial and human resources necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Cartagena Protocol at the national level in line with the Strategic Plans of the Protocol
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Implementation of the documentation requirements under Article 18.2 of the Protocol
  • Risk management
  • Handling of confidential information
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Measures to address unintentional and/or illegal transboundary movements of LMOs
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Scientific biosafety research relating to LMOs
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Technology transfer
  • Arabic
  • English
Category(ies) of the initiative
  • Assessment/review
Additional Information
Additional Information
This intuitive was supported by UNEP based on the decision of COP-MOP 7
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