National Center for Biotechnology - (has been assigned as Focal Point for the clearing-house mechanism on biosafety) organized the First National BCH Workshop in the context of the UN Environment – GEF Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III), from 12-13 December 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan.
The purpose of workshop was to set up procedures and mechanisms needed to achieve sustainability of an effective participation to the BCH; and establish national procedures and operational linkages to gather information to be placed on the BCH in line with national biosafety policy and biosafety framework;
Workshop participants included representatives from different stakeholder from government and non-government sectors.
During the Workshop participants were acquainted with technical national BCH responsibilities, methods of finding information and the procedures for registering and publishing biosafety related decisions.
Workshop was facilitated by Alexey Tarasjev, UNEP GEF BCH III Regional Advisor.
All workshop materials available on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology at the link http://www.biocenter.kz/sotrudnichestvo/kartakhenskij-protokol/novosti-po-kpb