In its decision BS-VII/12, paragraph 8, the COP-MOP invited Parties, other Governments and organizations to confirm the nominations of their experts who are currently participating in the Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, and requested the Executive Secretary to remove the records of experts whose nominations have not been confirmed.
Further to this decision, the Secretariat issued notification Notification SCBD/BS/MPM/DA/83988
inviting Focal Points to take the appropriate steps with the view to implementing this element of the decision.
In preparation for the discussions in the Open-ended On-line Forum, we would like to invite:
- National Biosafety Focal Points to confirm, by no later than 30 November 2014, which of the experts from their countries that are currently registered as participants to the the Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management continue to continue to be supported for participation in the Online forum. Confirmations can sent to the Secretariat via correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations for further experts from your country, who are actively involved in scientific disciplines relevant to risk assessment and/or risk management, to participate in the Open-Ended Online Forum continue to be accepted. To nominate new National Experts, use the Biosafety Expert Nomination form.
- National Experts that are currently registered as participants on the Open-ended On-line Forum to update and revise their profiles and contact information. Please consult the List of Participants page and follow the appropriate links to edit your profile. You are also encouraged to liaise with your National Biosafety Focal Point to confirm your continued interest in participating in the Online Forum, and ensure that the relevant confirmation is forwarded to the Secretariat through correspondence to email@example.com no later than 30 November 2014.
- National Experts that are not currently registered as participants to please fill in the Biosafety Expert Nomination form and forward it to your National Focal point for them to submit your nomination to the Secretariat, by no later than 30 November 2014.
- Observers are also encouraged to liaise with your Head of organization, as appropriate, to confirm your continued interest in participating in the Online Forum, and ensure that the relevant confirmation is forwarded to the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. New nominations are continually accepted by completing the Observer Nomination form.
In case of problems with your internet connection, the nomination of experts may be done by filling out the offline common format
and submitting it to the Secretariat by email at email@example.com