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Calendar of Activities

Date Activity Remarks
28 February 2011 Deadline for Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to nominate representatives to participate in online discussion groups on socio-economic considerations Nominations to participate in the online discussion groups may be made by completing and submitting the nomination form available in English, French and Spanish
28 February 2011 Deadline for Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to submit to the Executive Secretary relevant information on socio-economic considerations, including guidance material and case studies on, inter alia, institutional arrangements and best practices The submissions received from Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations will be compiled for the consideration of the Liaison Group when it meets in April 2011 to provide advice on the organization of the workshop on capacity-building for research and information exchange on socio-economic impacts of living modified organisms.
21 March to 8 May 2011 Online discussion groups on socio-economic considerations  
7-8 April 2011 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova Eighth meeting of the Liaison Group on Capacity-Building for Biosafety to provide advice on the organisation of the workshop on socio-economic considerations The official documents for the meeting are available here
15 April 2011 Deadline for Parties and other Governments to submit to the Biosafety Clearing-House their capacity-building needs and priorities regarding socio-economic considerations  
June-July 2011 Online regional conferences on socio-economic considerations Information on the regional online conferences, including participation and logistics, will be circulated in a separate notification. Please see the page on the regional online real-time conferences.
14-16 November 2011, New Delhi, India Workshop on capacity-building for research and information exchange on socio-economic impacts of living modified organisms The outcomes from the online discussion groups and regional online conferences along with the submissions received and the advice of the Liaison Group on Capacity-building for Biosafety will be used in the organization of the workshop which is planned for November 2011.

Participants in the workshop will be selected by the Secretariat from among the participants in the online discussion groups and regional online conferences, taking into account geographic distribution and gender balance.