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Record ID
Date of creation
2006-08-23 14:11 UTC (philippe.leblond@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2021-03-26 14:15 UTC (kareembahlawan2@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2021-03-26 14:20 UTC (kareem.bahlawan@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), UNEP, Biosafety Project, Egypt
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), UNEP, Biosafety Project, Egypt
Egypt, 00100
Fax:+2 25274700
Url:Egypt BCH
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Government agency (National/Federal)
Thematic areas
General biosafety
Administrative framework
Transboundary movement (import/export)
Transit and contained use
Biotechnology, trade and the environment
Capacity building and financial resources
Environmental, food and feed safety
Handling, transport, packaging and identification
Human health
Information exchange and data management (including the Biosafety Clearing-House)
Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Legislative and regulatory framework
Liability and redress
National biosafety frameworks
Public awareness, education and participation
Research and training in biosafety
Risk assessment and risk management
Socio-economic considerations
Geographical area(s) of Operations
  • Africa - Northern Africa
Organization’s profile
Biosafety project, under the umbrella of EEAA and UNEP aims at:
- assist Egypt to have a fully functional and responsive regulatory regime in line with CP and national needs.
- assist Egypt to have a functional national system for handling requests, performing risk assessment, decision-making, performing administrative tasks, handling, storing and exchanging information in line with the BCH requirements.
- assist Egypt to have a functional national system for "follow-up", namely monitoring of environmental effects and enforcement.
- assist Egypt to have a functional national system for public awareness, education, participation and access to information.

Organization’s profile link(s)
Linked organizations
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) / Biosafety Unit
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552 - 00100
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Url:United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (Biosafety Unit)
Contact person
Dr. Moustafa Fouda
Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA)
30, Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Rd. 7th floor
Phone:+202 524 8792,+202 527 1391
Fax:+202 527 1391
Url:Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA)
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs
Is this organization a laboratory or does it include a laboratory for the detection/ identification of LMOs?
Additional Information
Additional Information
The following main topics were delivered at the capacity building training:
- CBD convention, Cartagena Protocol & Nagoya Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol
(Objectives, features and means of implementation)
- What is biosafety mainstreaming?
- Why is biosafety mainstreaming important?
- How can biosafety be mainstreamed into national legislation, policies and institutional frameworks?
- Linkage between Biosafety, Aichi targets and NBSAP.
- Integration of Bisoafety into sectoral, cross-sectorl and national development plan

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