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Welcome to the Online Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management


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. This element of the decision has been successfully implemented as of 31 December 2014.

Further to notification SCBD/BS/MPM/DA/83988 nominations for new experts to the Online Forum are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominate a participant to the Open-ended On-line Forum:

  1. National Biosafety Focal Points can nominate new National 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 using the Biosafety Expert Nomination form.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Observers New nominations are continually accepted by completing the Observer Nomination form which is to be submitted through your Head of organization, as appropriate.

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 riskassessment.forum@cbd.int.

For More Information

To learn more about the work of Open-Ended Online Forum and AHTEG please visit the About this Forum page.