| | english | español | français |
Go to record ID

  Home|Finding Information|Record details   Printer-friendly version

Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
7256
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-01-24 08:39 UTC (igeingos@mec.gov.na)
Date of last update
2014-11-05 13:09 UTC (vnowaseb@ncrst.na)
Date of publication
2014-11-05 13:09 UTC (vnowaseb@ncrst.na)

General information
Country
  • Namibia
Name of the Competent National Authority
National Commission on Research, Science and Technology
Coordinates
Coordinates
National Commission on Research, Science and Technology
Hamutenya Wanehepo Ndadi Street
Olympia, Windhoek
Namibia
Phone:+264 431 7000
Fax:+264 229 928
Email:vnowaseb@ncrst.na,info@ncrst.na
Url:National Commission on Research, Science and Technology
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The NCRST is mandated to administer the the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act no 7 of 2006) and serve as the secretariat to the Biosafety Council whose specific functions are:

(a) to investigate and consider applications for permits to deal with GMOs or GMO products, and to report and make recommendations to the Minister in relation to such applications;

(b) to consider and decide applications for the registration of facilities where specified classes of dealings with GMOs are required to be carried out; (c) to initiate and manage consultation and review processes on the development of national strategies, plans, policies and programmes on biotechnology and biosafety in Namibia;

(c) to issue technical and procedural guidelines in relation to GMOs and biosafety;

(d) to provide information and advice to the public in relation to the regulation of GMOs;

(e) to encourage public participation in decision-making while maintaining confidentiality of information;

(f) to undertake or promote research in connection with risk assessment and the biosafety of GMOs;

(g) to keep abreast of international practice in relation to the regulation of GMOs;

(h) to liaise with international groups or organisations concerned with the regulation of gene technology and biosafety and with agencies that regulate dealings with GMOs in countries outside Namibia;
(i) to give advice to the Minister on -
(i) any matter relating to the functions of the Council; and
(ii) the effectiveness of the legislative framework for the regulation of GMOs and products of GMOs, including possible amendments of relevant legislation;

(j) to provide information and advice to, and liaise with, any Ministry or other State organ charged with or engaged in any matters concerning biotechnology and biosafety;

(k) to be the national focal point of Namibia for the purposes of the Protocol and to fulfill the functions imposed on a national focal point by the Protocol;

(l) to perform such other functions as are assigned by or under this Act or any other law to the Council.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr. Vincent Nowaseb
National Commission for Research
Hamutenya Wanehepo Ndadi Street
Olympia, Windhoek
Namibia
Phone:+264 431 7000
Fax:+264 229 928
Email:vincentnowaseb@gmail.com

Records referencing this document (7)
IDDescription
7record(s) found
Law, Regulation or Guideline7 records