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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
113336
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-03-29 05:42 UTC (musakwehangana@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2020-09-03 20:53 UTC (anastasia.beliaeva@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-09-03 20:53 UTC (anastasia.beliaeva@cbd.int)

General information
Country
  • Uganda
Name of the Competent National Authority
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Coordinates
Coordinates
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Plot 6, Kimera Road
Kampala
Uganda, P.O. Box 6884
Phone:+256 414 705500
Fax:+256 414 234579
Email:info@uncst.go.ug
Url:Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Capacity Building
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Confidential Information
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • Information Sharing
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Liability and redress
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Simplified Procedure
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Transit
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
Under the UNCST act, UNCST approves the research, development, testing and use of a Genetically engineered organisms in Uganda; updates and informs the National Focal Point on matters relating to genetic engineering; ensures safety of genetic engineering to human health, animal health and the environment during research, development, testing and use; ensures enforcement of necessary measures to avoid adverse effects on the environment, biological diversity, human health, animal health and on socioeconomic conditions arising from genetic engineering and its products; maintains a registry and database of genetic engineering activities; liaises with the appropriate government agencies to prescribe the standards for regulating genetic engineering and GMOs; advises Government on matters of genetic engineering; inspects and monitors any person or activity authorized to undertake GMO research and development; creates and promotes awareness and education concerning the activities regulated and coordinates public participation.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr. Musa Kwehangana
Biosafety Officer
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)
Plot 6 Kimera Road, Ntinda
Kampala
Uganda
Phone:+256 414 705500,+256 785 118392
Email:m.kwehangana@uncst.go.ug,musakwehangana@gmail.com
Additional Information
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