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Capacity Development Initiative (CDI)

published: 08 Nov 2002 last updated: 25 Jan 2010

General information
Cuba Capacity Building Project for the Implementation of National Biosafety Framework
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- Person: Mr. Jose Rodriguez Dueñas | BCH-CON-SCBD-223-3
Person
Mr. Jose Rodriguez Dueñas
Director,
Calle 28 No. 502e/5ta and 7ma Ave.Playa
La Habana,
, Cuba
Phone: +537 223 281, +537 238 040,
Fax: +537 241 188, +537 238 040,
Email: cnsb@ama.cu,
Website:
Related Organization
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA)
Calle 28 No. 502e/5ta and 7ma Ave.Playa
La Habana,
, Cuba
Phone: +537 223 281, +537 238 040,
Fax: +537 241 188, +537 238 040,
Email: cnsb@ama.cu,
Website:
01 Jan 1999
31 Dec 2005
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Information on thematic coverage of the initiative
Information on funding
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Capacity development outcomes
Results
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Additional Information
Responding to the increasing complexity of research and the potential risks of biological contamination for organisms and micro-organisms as well as for human health, a Decree-Law on Biological Safety was approved in 1999. Such a Decree was the answer to the public demand for a proper legal framework on biological safety.

Cuba is therefore developing and consolidating its National Biosafety System by implementing mentioned Decree and drafting complementary regulations in order to guarantee the fulfillment and management of safety in biotechnology as per the Cartagena Protocol. It aims at protecting human health, improving the environment and reducing to the minimum the negative effects on the preservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.

The National Centre of Biological Safety is in charge of the co-ordination and fulfillment of the project through the establishment of a working group identified as NEA which has been responsible for planning and carrying out the above activities. This working group has been carrying out quarter meetings to check the results and the progress of the project taking proper measures for each case.

Other collaborating organizations
UNEP/GEF
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