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Purpose and Scope



Purpose of the Forum

The purpose of this Online Forum is to facilitate discussions on strategic approaches to capacity-building for biosafety, as well as measures for improving the planning (including needs assessments), implementation, coordination and monitoring of biosafety capacitity-building initiatives. The outcomes of the Forum will contribute to the comprehensive review of the capacity-building Action Plan to be considered by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 6).

Discussion Groups

This Forum is organized into the following discussion groups:
  • Discussion Group 1: Findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the capacity-building Action Plan
  • Discussion Group 2: Framework for assessing biosafety capacity-building needs at national and regional levels, and
  • Discussion Group 3: Strategic approaches to capacity-building for the effective implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Guiding questions will be proposed under each of the groups to facilitate focussed discussions. Visit the discussion groups for more information.


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Note: Participation to the online forum is limited to registered user. To register click on the Sign Up for an Account link in the top-right corner of any BCH page.


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Forum schedule

The Forum will open on Monday, 20 February 2012 at 01:00 (GMT/UTC) and will close on Friday, 4 May 2012 at 23:00 (GMT/UTC). The first discussion group will run from 20 February to 2 March 2012. The subsequent discussion groups will take place on the dates indicated below.

Dates Discussion group Status Remarks
20 Feb – 2 March 2012 Findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the Action Plan    
26 – 30 March 2012 Framework for assessing biosafety capacity-building needs at national and regional levels   No discussion groups between 5-23 March because of the coordination and Liaison Group meetings
2 – 13 April 2012 Framework for monitoring and evaluation of capacity-building under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety   This discussion group will run over two weeks because of the Easter holidays in between
16 – 20 April 2012 Coordination Mechanism for capacity-building efforts under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety    
23 – 27 April 2012 Strategic approaches to capacity-building for the effective implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety    
30 April – 4 May 2012 General conclusions and recommendations    

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Expected outcomes

In accordance with decision BS-V/3, it is hoped that this Online Forum will contribute to the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: A revised draft Action Plan or, as proposed in the independent evaluation report, two separate but complimentary documents:
  • a Capacity-Building Action Plan for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and
  • a Strategic Framework for Capacity-Building under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
 
Outcome 2: A revised capacity-building needs assessment framework;
 
Outcome 3: A new monitoring and evaluation framework for the Action Plan, including the proposed:
  • monitoring and evaluation methodology (how and where to collect the data and by whom),
  • targets and baselines against which to measure progress,
  • indicators for monitoring and assessing progress;
Outcome 4: A Revamped Coordination Mechanism for Capacity-Building under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and
 
Outcome 5: A draft guidance document on strategic approaches to biosafety capacity-building at national and regional levels.

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Update on 2012-07-17
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