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BelarusBelarus - Round Table “Enhancing the CEE Collaboration and Know-How Transfer in Biotechnology and Biosecurity”
The Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences initiated a CEE Round Table “Enhancing the CEE Collaboration and Know-How Transfer in Biotechnology and Biosecurity” on September 18-20, 2019 in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus. The event was held jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. More...
Biosafety Clearing-House NewsSurvey on key indicators of the Programme of Work on Public Awareness, Education and Participation Concerning LMOs
The Secretariat has prepared a survey to collect information on key indicators of the Programme of Work to enable a review of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 23 of the Cartagena Protocol, in the context of the fourth assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the final evaluation of the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol.

Please respond to the survey questions at: https://tiny.cc/flzwez as soon as possible but no later than 15 November 2019.

More information is available at https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2019/ntf-2019-092-bs-en.pdf?dowload
GabonGabon - Le Gabon organise son premier atelier de formation sur le Projet BCH3 du 03 au 04 Octobre 2019 à Libreville sous la supervision du Consultant Régional
Le premier atelier de formation sur le projet BCH3 a regroupé une trentaine de participants issus des départements ministériels et institutions suivants: Environnement, Pêche, Agriculture, Douane, Commerce, Economie, Recherche, Communication, ONG, Privé. Cette formation a été conduite par le Consultant Régional en la personne de Chantal Andrianaivo. More...
NigerNiger - Workshop of information and awareness of parlementarians on biosafety project Law
On monday 30 september 2019 was held in Gaweye hotel of Niamey a workshop on information and awareness of parlementarians on biosafety project Law titled fundamental principles of risk biotechnologic prevention in Niger.About 60parlementarians attend the workshop  The deputy president his excellency Mr Iro Sani us the chair of the meeting.
There  are 4 presentations:
Général review of biotechnologies un Africa  Dr Moussa Savadogo
Draft of national strategy Dr Dagna
Cartagena Protocole implementation Dr Gado Zaki
Presentation of biosafety project Law Mr Atte
The workshop IS sponsored by the African Dévelopment Agency NEPAD
It is a sucessful result and imput . The projet Law is expected to be adopted un october2019 during the current session of N ational parlement.
UruguayUruguay - Curso de trazabilidad molecular alimentaria con énfasis en detección, identificación y cuantificación de organismos genéticamente modificados en alimentos y sus materias primas
Curso teórico-práctico de trazabilidad molecular alimentaria con énfasis en detección, identificación y cuantificación de organismos genéticamente modificados en alimentos y sus materias primas (curso de Educación Permanente acreditable para PEDECIBA). Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo;  28/10 al 1/11 (9 a 17hs). More...
Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire - Troisième atelier national du projet BCH III
Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du « Projet BCH 3 du PNUE-FEM pour le renforcement durable des capacités en vue d’une participation effective au Centre d’Echange pour la Prévention des Risques Biotechnologiques » le Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable, en collaboration avec l’ONU Environnement, a organisé l’atelier des gestionnaires de l’information sur le CEPRB/BCH.

Tenu du 3 au 4 septembre 2019, à la Tour D de la Cité Administrative à Abidjan-Plateau, l’atelier avait pour objectif de présenter aux participants les matériels de formation et l’utilité du CEPRB/BCH pour les institutions éducatives nationales et d’autres parties prenantes clés.

De manière spécifique l’atelier visait à instruire davantage les participants sur les procédures  de recherche/enregistrement d’information sur le portail central du CEPRB et leur présenter le tout nouveau site web national dédié à la biosécurité.
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MaliMali - Réception des moustiques génétiquement modifiés par le CNB.
Conformément à l’article 6 (alinéa 4) de l’arrêté No2019-1563/MEADD-SG du 21 juin 2019
Le Projet Target Malaria Mali au MRTC/FMOS/USTTB vient de réceptionner les moustiques génétiquement modifiés mâles stériles en présence du Comité National de Biosécurité(CNB) le 04 septembre 2019 à l’Aéroport International de Modibo KEITA de Senou.
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EgyptEgypt - Preparation of action plan for information communication mechanisms to spread public awareness, education and public participation (CEPA) in the implementation of the biosafety program for GMOs products in Egypt
Within the framework of the implementation of the fourth component of the Biosafety project, a plan of action for information communication mechanisms has been prepared to spread public awareness, education and public participation related to biosafety activities in Egypt More...
EgyptEgypt - Training workshop on handling, transport, packaging and identification of GMOs in entry ports was conducted for Customs during the period from 3-5 August 2018
Within the framework of the implementation of the capacity building program of the Biosafety project in Egypt, the training program was held to build the capacity of the customs officials  at the national level on handling, transport, packaging and identification of GMOs in entry ports More...
EgyptEgypt - Workshop For customs officials On procedures related to the transfer and handling of GM products
Within the framework of the realization of the first component of the project “Achieving a National Biosafety Framework in Egypt” for the development of an effective national functional system to regulate access to information related to GMOs, the project organized a workshop for customs officials to identify the current status of biosafety issues in Egypt International commitments as well as international developments in biotechnology and genetic products in Egypt. More...
EgyptEgypt - Interactive Workshop on Biosafety Information sharing for Decision Makers, Egypt
The Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), through Biosafety Project has organized an interactive workshop on the mechanisms and means of providing information related to biosafety in Egypt. More...