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KazakhstanKazakhstan - Second National Workshop on BCH, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan’s Second National Workshop was held on 18-19 April, in Astana.  The Workshop was organized by National Center for Biotechnology within the context of the UNEP - GEF Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the  Biosafety Clearing House (BCH-III).
Participants to this workshop included   Government representatives with responsibilities for implementing the Biosafety Protocol, as well as experts in the field of genetics, biotechnology, etc.
During a two-day Workshop participants were provided with a clear understanding of the format of BCH records as well as the procedures for registering and publishing biosafety-related decisions, they were acquainted with technical BCH responsibilities to ensure common understanding of the requirements  to provide the necessary information to stakeholders, and with procedures and institutional mechanisms set forth for an effective participation to the BCH in line with national biosafey policy and biosafety framework.   Second Workshop was facilitated by Dr.Aleksej Tarasjev, Regional Advisor.