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Capacity Building Needs and Priorities
Record information and status
Record ID
101816
Status
Published
Date of creation
2011-04-29 03:03 UTC (nazir@nre.gov.my)
Date of last update
2017-02-17 03:21 UTC (anita@nre.gov.my)
Date of publication
2017-02-17 03:22 UTC (anita@nre.gov.my)

General Information
Country
  • Malaysia
Contact person
Ms. Norsham Abdul Latip
Director General
Department of Biosafety
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)
Level 1, Podium 2, Wisma Sumber Asli, No. 25,
Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4,
Putrajaya, Federal Territory
Malaysia, 62574
Phone:+60388861579
Fax:+60388904935
Email:norsham@nre.gov.my
Url:Malaysia Biosafety Clearing House
Areas of capacity building
Broad areas in which capacity is needed
  • Institutional capacity
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Risk management
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Technology transfer
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Implementation of the documentation requirements under Article 18.2 of the Protocol
  • Measures to address unintentional and/or illegal transboundary movements of LMOs
  • Scientific biosafety research relating to LMOs
  • Taking into account risks to human health
Needs and priorities
Specific needs and priorities
  • Development of a national liability and redress regime
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
    • Interest groups (consumer groups, farmers, NGOs, etc.)
  • Support for implementation of the national biosafety framework
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • System for post-release monitoring of LMOs
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • Training in risk assessment
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Scholarships / fellowships
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
  • Training in risk management
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Scholarships / fellowships
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
  • Training in LMO sampling and detection
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Funding support
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • Training in liability and redress issues under the Protocol
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Government regulators / administrators
  • System to detect and appropriately respond to unintentional LMO releases
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Education and training
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
    • Mass media / extension workers
  • Training in risk-communication
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Interest groups (consumer groups, farmers, NGOs, etc.)
  • Systems for public participation in biosafety
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Interest groups (consumer groups, farmers, NGOs, etc.)
    • Mass media / extension workers
  • Guidance on taking into account socio-economic considerations in decision-making concerning LMOs
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Interest groups (consumer groups, farmers, NGOs, etc.)
  • Development of LMO traceability systems
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Education and training
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • Guidance on assessment risks of LMOs to human health
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Interest groups (consumer groups, farmers, NGOs, etc.)