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ZambiaZambia - Second BCH Workshop
The Zambian 2nd National BCH Workshop oganized by The Zambian National Biosafety Authority in collaboration with the UN Environment was held 8-9 August 2018 IN Livinatone. The workshop was held in the context of the UN Environment  – Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III). it targeted key Government representatives with responsibilities for implementing the Biosafety Protocol, particularly those that will update and use the BCH as a means of fulfilling the national obligations set forth in the protocol. The representatives will include the BCH’s National Focal Point (NFP), National Authorized Users (NAUs), Competent National Authorities (CNAs), and other information providers and aimed at providing the country's key stakeholders with a common understanding of: the common format of the BCH records as well as the methods for finding information and the procedures for registering and publishing biosafety related decisions and identifying national procedures and operational linkages to gather information to be put on the BCH in line with the NBF's implementation and sustainability and training plan. The workshop was attended by 12 participants from various institutions of the country. The opening remarks were given by Dr Mr Lackson Tonga (CEO of the National Biosafety Authority) and Dr Soko (the Acting district commissioner, Livingstone) and Dr Ossama AbdelKawy (anglophone Africa regional Specialist, the BCH3 project, UN Environment).