The 3-rd national workshop "Using the information available on the BCH Central portal " within the UNEP-GEF project for sustainable capacity building for effective participation in the BCH was held from 21 to 22 November 2019 at the RSE "National center for biotechnology" of the Committee of science of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – NCB), Nur-Sultan.
The workshop was attended by representatives of key stakeholders, government agencies, importers, producers, distributors, universities, national laboratories and reference centers engaged in monitoring and research of GMOs, research institutes and agricultural organizations, large food companies, non-governmental organizations and the media. Participants familiarized themselves with the technical responsibilities of the BCH and gained a clear understanding of the standard formats of BCH documentation, as well as with the technical aspects of the creation and registration of BCH information materials.
The main objective of the National workshop is to improve the procedures and mechanisms necessary to achieve sustainability of effective participation in BCH and establish effective mechanisms and working links for the collection of information to be transmitted to BCH in accordance with the national Biosafety policy.
Workshop focused on practical training in groups in order to solve various tasks for finding information on the BCH Central portal, registration of records, etc.