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Competent National Authority (CNA)

published: 22 Mar 2005 last updated: 14 Apr 2021
General Information
National Biosafety Authority
NACOSTI Building, Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
Nairobi,
Nairobi
28251--00100,
Kenya
  • (+254) (20) (2678667)
Additional Contact Information
- Person: Prof. Dorington Okeyo Ogoyi | BCH-CON-KE-100557-6
Person:
Prof. Dorington Okeyo Ogoyi
Chief Executive Officer,
Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) Building. Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
NAIROBI, NAIROBI
BOX 28251, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254-202678667,
Fax:
Related Organization
National Biosafety Authority (NBA)
Government agency (National/Federal)
Responsibilities
No
The functions of the NBA are provided for by the Biosafety Act 2009 as follows:-

a)To consider and determine applications for approval for the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms, and related activities in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

b)To coordinate, monitor and assess activities relating to the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organism in order to ensure that such activities do not have adverse effect on human health and the environment;

c)To co-ordinate research and surveys in matters relating to the safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms, and to collect, collate and disseminate information about the findings of such research, investigation or survey;

d)To identify national requirements for manpower development and capacity building in biosafety;

e)To advise the Government on legislative and other measures relating to the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms;

f)To Promote awareness and education among the general public in matters relating to biosafety;

g)To establish and maintain a biosafety clearing house to serve as a means through which information is made available facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information and experience with, living modified organisms; and

h)Perform any other function which is incidental to the performance of any of the foregoing functions.

Additional Information
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Biosafety Law, Regulation, Guidelines and Agreements Competent National Authority (CNA) responsible for performing the administrative functions required by the Cartagena Protocol and/or competent authority (SPCA) under the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress. 6