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Capacity Building Needs and Priorities
Record information and status
Record ID
113819
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-08-28 13:41 UTC (eriokor@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2018-08-28 13:41 UTC (eriokor@yahoo.com)

General Information
Country
  • Ghana
Contact person
Mr Eric Amaning Okoree
Chief Executive Officer
National Biosafety Authority (NBA)
P. O. Box WY 2287, Kwabenya
Accra
Ghana
Phone:+233 20 8163038
Email:eriokor@yahoo.com
Url:https://www.nba.org.gh
Areas of capacity building
Broad areas in which capacity is needed
  • Institutional capacity
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Risk management
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Handling of confidential information
  • Measures to address unintentional and/or illegal transboundary movements of LMOs
  • Scientific biosafety research relating to LMOs
Needs and priorities
Specific needs and priorities
  • Guidance on mainstreaming of biosafety into other sectors
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Decision / policy-makers (e.g. Ministers)
    • Government regulators / administrators
  • System for magement of records related to LMO import applications and decisions
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Decision / policy-makers (e.g. Ministers)
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • System for tracking and dealing with unintentional or illegal transboundary movements
    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)
    • Customs officials
  • System for post-release monitoring of LMOs
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
    • Customs officials
  • Training in risk assessment
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Education and training
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • Training in risk management
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • 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.
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
  • Laboratory for LMO detection and analysis
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Guidance / training materials
    • [Not specified]
  • Simple/quick LMO test kits
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Funding support
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technicians (e.g. in the laboratories)
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)