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Capacity Building Needs and Priorities
Record information and status
Record ID
115694
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-09-01 08:16 UTC (lilianchimphepo@yahoo.co.uk)
Date of publication
2020-09-01 08:16 UTC (lilianchimphepo@yahoo.co.uk)

General Information
Country
  • Malawi
Contact person
Dr Lilian Chimphepo
Principle Environmental Officer
Environmental Affairs Department (EAD)
Lilongwe, Malawi
Malawi
Phone:+265888890908
Email:lilianchimphepo@yahoo.co.uk
Areas of capacity building
Broad areas in which capacity is needed
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Handling of confidential information
Needs and priorities
Specific needs and priorities
  • Training in risk assessment
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Conferences and other fora
    • Decision / policy-makers (e.g. Ministers)
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
  • Training in socio-economic considerations relating to LMOs
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Not addressed
    • Education and training
    • Conferences and other fora
    • Decision / policy-makers (e.g. Ministers)
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Mass media / extension workers
  • Facilities for public access to biosafety information and means of access to the Biosafety Clearing-House
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Partially addressed
    • Funding support
    • Technical assistance and advice
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Technical personnel / Scientists
    • Customs officials
  • National system for managing and protecting confidential information
    Extent of implementationPreferred meansMajor target groups
    • Minimally addressed
    • Exchange programmes, internships, study tours, etc.
    • Guidance / training materials
    • Conferences and other fora
    • Government regulators / administrators
    • Enforcement officials (e.g. field inspectors)
    • Mass media / extension workers
Additional Information
Any other relevant information
The country need capacity on how to monitor any unintended adverse effect of  Living Modified Organisms after commercialization