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Session 3: Measures to enhance national capacities in environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring LMOs

Introduction - Suggested readings

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

  1. What strategic measures could be undertaken to address the existing capacity-building needs and gaps? (Day 5 & 6)
    1. Where should the main focus be (training programmes, information documents/guidance materials, networks and exchange of experts, regional collaboration, etc.,)?
    2. Who should do what?
  2. How could resources (including funds, human resource and technical support) be mobilised to address the capacity-building needs of developing countries and countries with economies in transition?
  3. How could coordination and cooperation among governments and organizations on capacity-building in environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring and evaluation of LMOs be improved and maximized? (Day 8 & 9)
    1. What opportunities and mechanisms for coordination and cooperation among governments and organizations exist?
    2. What should be done to strengthen North-South and South-South cooperation?

List of interventions

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