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Session 1: Current status of capacity-building in environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring of LMOs, the experiences gained and lessons learned

3-14 November

Introduction - Suggested readings

Some of the questions that might guide the discussions include the following:

  1. What capacity currently exists in developing countries and countries with economies in transition in the area of environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring of LMOs?
    1. What expertise is currently available and how adequate is the available expertise (in terms of quantity and quality – level of training and experience)?
    2. What institutional capacity and infrastructure currently exists?
    3. How readily are data and information required for risk assessment and post release monitoring of LMOs available or accessible?
    4. What existing initiatives are contributing to capacity-building in risk assessment and post-release monitoring of LMOs?
    5. To what extent have current and previous capacity-building initiatives addressed the needs of countries and how effective have they been?
    6. How effectively are relevant organisations working together or synergizing their efforts to build capacities in risk assessment and post-release monitoring of LMOs? What needs to be improved?
  2. What has been the experience of developing countries and countries with economies in transition with building capacities in environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring of LMOs and what lessons have been the learned?

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