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Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-07-03 10:35 UTC (adelnbu@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-07-04 20:30 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Training workshop on handling, transport, packaging and identification of GMOs in entry ports for Customs in Egypt
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)
  • Egypt
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.)
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Government(s) sponsoring the initiative
  • Egypt
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), UNEP, Biosafety Project, Egypt
Egypt, 00100
Fax:+2 25274700
Url:Egypt BCH
Activity details
Description of the initiative
The training aims to build the capacity of the customs officials at the national level on handling, transport, packaging and identification of GMOs in entry ports
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Identify the roles of customs officials in Biosafety related issues

Train on the types of trans-boundary movements under the protocol

Understand the requirements for the handling, transport, packaging and identification of GMOs
o Introduction into environment
o Direct use as food/feed
o Contained use

Sharing knowledge on customs general procedures for shipments entry

Use different methods for appropriate sampling
o Initial detection
o Documentation

Using BCH for sharing information
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Implementation of the documentation requirements under Article 18.2 of the Protocol
  • Handling of confidential information
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Arabic
Category(ies) of the initiative
Additional Information
Additional Information
This intuitive was one of the Biosafety project activities in Egypt
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