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MOP 4 Decision BS-IV/4

BS-IV/4. Roster of biosafety experts

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,

Recalling its decisions BS-I/4, BS-II/4 and BS-III/4 on the roster of experts on biosafety,

Taking note of the report on the status and use of the roster of experts and of the pilot phase of the Voluntary Trust Fund for the Roster of Experts (UNEP/CBD/BS/COP MOP/4/4/Add.2),

Recognizing the need to further strengthen the roster of experts,

Re-emphasizing the right of Parties and Governments to nominate their experts to the roster,

1. Adopts the criteria and minimum requirements for experts to be nominated to the roster of experts, contained in annex I to the present decision;

2. Adopts also the guidelines for the roster of experts, as well as the nomination form for the roster contained in annexes II and III to the present decision, respectively;

3. Requests Parties and other Governments to make fresh nominations in accordance with the new criteria and minimum requirements, using the revised nomination form;

4. Requests the Executive Secretary to remove all existing records in the roster within three months and refill the roster with those experts who are nominated or re-nominated by Parties and Governments;

5. Urges Parties and other Governments to ensure that their nominees meet the criteria and minimum requirements and possess the highest professional qualities and expertise in the fields for which they are nominated and to verify that the information submitted on the nomination forms is complete and accurate before submitting it to the Secretariat;

6. Authorizes the Secretariat to check all nomination forms for completeness and return to the nominating Governments any nomination forms that are incomplete and/or do not meet the criteria and minimum requirements;

7. Decides that experts shall be maintained on the roster for a period of four years from the last update of their information, after which they will be deleted from the roster unless re-nominated;

8. Requests Parties and other Governments to keep the information on their nominated experts in the roster up-to-date and to undertake, or require the experts to undertake, a general review and update of their information every two years;

9. Requests the Executive Secretary to produce and disseminate to all Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations a simple "Guide to the Roster of Biosafety Experts", to further sensitize them as to the nature, role and operational procedures for the roster, including the new minimum requirements for the experts to nominated to the roster and the measures to enhance its quality;

10. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a document for consideration at its sixth meeting in order to evaluate the performance of the roster;

11. Requests the Executive Secretary to extend the roster of experts to include a "BCH experts" category in the Biosafety Clearing-House, and invites Parties to nominate to the roster of experts those experts who have met or exceeded their country’s expectations;

Voluntary Fund for the Roster of Experts

12. Decides to revitalize the pilot phase of the Voluntary Fund for the Roster of Experts;

13. Invites developed country Parties and other donors to make contributions to the Voluntary Fund, and reminds Parties that without funds the roster cannot operate.

Annex I

CRITERIA AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF EXPERTS TO BE NOMINATED TO THE ROSTER

I. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS

Minimum academic and professional qualifications:

• A postgraduate degree and five years of experience;

• Demonstrated professional experience, including:

o Peer-reviewed publications, including articles in internationally recognized journals;

o Non peer-reviewed publications and reports;

o Presentations at conferences, workshops and scientific/technical symposia;

o Participation in relevant scientific and technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies; and

o Project-related experience.

II. LEGAL EXPERTS

Minimum academic and professional qualifications:

• A degree in law and five years of professional experience;

• Professional experience in relevant areas of expertise, including:

o In-depth knowledge of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;

o Knowledge of biosafety issues;

o Familiarity with sector(s) related to the Protocol (e.g. international trade, environment, agriculture, etc.);

o National and/or international experience in the relevant area of expertise (e.g. participation in policy, legislative or regulatory development);

o Experience in drafting and/or reviewing national legislation related to issues under the Protocol;

o An understanding of developments in international law;

o An understanding of other international rights and obligations.

III. POLICY AND REGULATORY EXPERTS

Minimum academic and professional qualifications;

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent and five years of professional experience;

• Professional experience in relevant areas of expertise, including:

o In-depth knowledge of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;

o Knowledge of biosafety issues;

o Familiarity with sector(s) related to the Protocol (e.g. international trade, environment, agriculture, etc.);

o National and/or international experience in the relevant area of expertise (e.g. participation in policy, legislative or regulatory development);

o Experience in policy formulation; and

o Experience working in a regulatory agency or agencies on issues related to the Protocol.

IV. BIOSAFETY SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION EXPERTS

Minimum academic and/or professional qualifications:

• A university degree or equivalent and five years of experience in biosafety systems;

• Professional experience, including:

o Participation in and/or facilitation of biosafety activities (e.g. workshops, negotiations, advisory and technical bodies, steering committees at the local, national, subregional, regional and international levels);

o Experience with and knowledge of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;

o Public awareness and participation; and

o Development and implementation of biosafety initiatives.

Annex II

GUIDELINES FOR THE ROSTER OF BIOSAFETY EXPERTS

A. Mandate of the roster

1. The mandate of the roster of experts shall be to provide advice and other support, as appropriate and upon request, to developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition, to conduct risk assessment, make informed decisions, develop national human resources and promote institutional strengthening, associated with the transboundary movements of LMOs. Moreover, the roster of experts should perform all other functions assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in future, in particular in the field of capacity-building.

2. The roster of experts is an instrument to build capacities and to aid developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition until adequate capacities have been built.

B. Administration of the roster

3. The Secretariat of the Convention/Protocol shall administer the roster. These functions will include:

(a) Establishing and reviewing, as necessary, the nomination form;

(b) Maintaining an appropriate electronic database to allow easy access to the roster;

(c) Maintaining a soft copy of the roster on CD-ROM, updated at least once a year, and distribute it upon request;

(d) Advising the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on coverage of all areas of expertise available through the roster, and on regional and gender balances on the roster;

(e) Assisting Parties, on request, in identifying appropriate experts; and

(f) Performing such other administrative functions as are set out in these guidelines or as directed by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in other decisions;

(g) Assisting Parties, upon request, in verifying the availability of experts.

C. Access to the roster

4. Access to the roster should be maintained through the Biosafety Clearing-House (via the Internet or non-electronic means). Every two years, the Secretariat will produce CD-ROM version of the roster for distribution to Parties, upon request, along with a description of how the different Internet search fields can be used to aid Parties to identify needed expertise. A Party may request an updated version between these publications.

D. Membership on the roster of experts

1. Nomination of members

5. Roster members shall be nominated by Governments in accordance with the criteria and minimum requirements (contained in annex I to decision BS-IV/4). Governments are responsible for ensuring that nominees meet the criteria and minimum requirements and possess the highest professional qualities and expertise in the fields for which they are nominated. Governments are also responsible for validating the accuracy of information provided in the nomination form. Governments should consult with relevant stakeholders and seek interested individuals, including from national and sub-national governments, research and academic institutions, industry, civil society, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations (e.g. OECD, CGIAR centres, etc) for the purpose of providing balanced, high-quality nominations.

6. Governments are encouraged to consider active retired experts with accumulated knowledge and experience, and with no current institutional affiliations, as potential nominees.

7. Governments may nominate experts from other countries, including their nationals in the diaspora, who meet the criteria and minimum requirements.

2. Mechanism for nomination

8. The nomination form contained in annex III to decision BS-IV/4 shall be used for all nominations. Electronic submissions of the form are encouraged. Nominating governments should ensure that the information submitted on all nomination forms is complete, accurate and meets the criteria and minimum requirements. The Executive Secretary will undertake periodic review of the nomination form with input from governments, in particular review the specific areas of expertise under the broad categories, and make necessary revisions to the nomination form.

9. In accordance with the quality control mechanism for the roster, governments shall endeavour to keep their nominations to the roster of experts up-to-date and shall undertake a general review and update of the records of their nominees every two years. Experts shall be maintained on the roster for up to four years. After that period, governments may re-nominate their experts in accordance with the criteria and minimum requirements. Two reminders shall be sent to the respective national focal points and if no action is taken, the names of the experts will be automatically removed from the roster.

3. Balanced representation

10. All Governments are encouraged to nominate experts to ensure regional balance in the roster. Governments should utilize regional centres of excellence in developing countries, in particular the least developed and small island developing States among them, and countries with economies in transitions, as sources for the nomination of experts. The Secretariat will ensure that the roster database allows for a regional breakdown of roster members as a primary "filter" in searching the list of members.

11. Governments are encouraged to promote gender balance in their nominations.

12. The Executive Secretary shall prepare a report on the sectoral, regional and gender composition of the roster for consideration by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol at its regular meetings.

4. Required information on experts

13. Information required for each nominee is defined in the criteria and minimum requirements contained in annex I to decision BS-IV/4 and set out in the nomination form. The Secretariat shall ensure each form is complete prior to listing a nominee on the roster.

5. Institutions

14. Involving experts from existing and independent institutions with relevant expertise in biosafety would allow access to a wide base of multidisciplinary knowledge. Therefore, experts are required to indicate on the nomination form whether they are members of any institution.

E. Scope of expertise required

15. The areas of expertise required for members of the roster are identified in the criteria and minimum requirements contained in the annex I and on the nomination form in annex III to decision BS IV/4.

F. Choice of experts for assignments

1. Choice by requesting Party

16. The choice of experts for any given assignment is to be made by the requesting Party.

2. Assistance by Secretariat

17. When requested by a Party seeking an expert, the Secretariat shall provide assistance to the Party to identify experts listed in the specific area(s) of expertise in the roster. Where feasible, the Secretariat should include a list of potential experts that reflects regional and gender balance.

3. Secretariat facilitating initial contact

18. The Secretariat may facilitate the initial contact of a Party seeking assistance with any expert on the roster, upon request. When a Party contacts an expert directly, the Party shall report the contact and its result to the Secretariat in order to compile and maintain full records on the operations of the roster.

G. Obligations of individuals on the roster

1. Ensuring complete and accurate information on nomination forms

19. Experts are responsible for ensuring that the information on their nomination form is complete and accurate.

2. Agreement to release nomination form information to the public

20. All information on the nomination form should normally be made available to the public, including on the Biosafety Clearing-House, after a nomination is completed. However, a roster member may request the non-disclosure of direct contact information (telephone, address-, fax and e-mail) if she or he chooses.

3. Acceptance or refusal of a request for assistance/advice

21. Members of the roster may accept or reject any proposed assignment.

4. Declining to act if there is a real or perceived conflict of interest

22. Experts should decline any assignment where an assignment may raise a real or perceived conflict of interest. Prior to undertaking any assignment through the roster or being put forward on a secretariat shortlist, each roster member will complete a conflict of interest declaration, indicating if they have any personal, institutional or other professional interests or arrangements that would create a conflict of interest or that a reasonable person might perceive as creating a conflict.

23. If the declaration raises concerns, the Secretariat or Party concerned may seek further information from the expert. If legitimate concerns remain, it is recommended that any judgments as to whether a conflict exists should err on the side of caution, consistent with maintaining the highest level of credibility of the roster process.

5. Acting in a personal capacity

24. Each expert shall act solely in his or her personal capacity, regardless of any other governmental, industry, organizational or academic affiliation.

6. Exhibiting highest professional standards

25. Any expert carrying out an assignment is expected to comply with all applicable professional standards in an objective and neutral way and to exhibit a high degree of professional conduct in undertaking an assignment. These standards should extend to any discussions that assist a Party in choosing an expert. Experts are expected to perform their duties in a timely manner.

7. Contributing to training of local personnel when possible

26. Experts may be asked, when appropriate, to contribute to on-the-ground training and capacity-building of local personnel as part of their assignment.

8. Confidentiality and transparency

27. Unless otherwise authorized by the requesting Party concerned, experts on the roster undertaking assignments shall not divulge confidential information obtained through or as a result of performing their duties. Confidentiality should be as stipulated in the agreement between the Party and the expert.

28. The final written advice of the expert shall be made available through the Biosafety Clearing-House, respecting confidential information.

9. Setting clear expectations

29. It is the responsibility of the Party and the expert to ensure that the expectations and terms of reference of the Party are clear and that these have been understood by the expert.

10. Submitting a report

30. Brief reports should be prepared by the expert following completion of the assignment, including overall assessment of the process, the results achieved and constraints encountered, as well as suggestions that might be considered for future assignments.

H. Payment of roster members

1. Pro bono assignments

31. Any expert may choose to undertake an assignment on a pro bono basis. The same principles relating to conflict of interest, acting in a personal capacity, and other obligations under section G would apply to such pro bono assignments.

2. Secondment

32. Any organization may permit experts affiliated with it to undertake an assignment as a secondment from their usual duties. Transparent and full disclosure of any such arrangements should be made. No government or institution is obligated to cover any or all of the cost of a nominated expert.

3. Payments fixed by contract with requesting Party

33. Legal arrangements for fees and/or expenses associated with an assignment should be addressed in contractual agreements between the Party and the expert in question.

I. Liability

34. Decisions taken by the requesting Party on the basis of advice provided will be the sole responsibility of the Party.

1. Liability of nominating Party

35. Nominating governments shall not be liable for the personal conduct, inputs or results arising from or connected with the work of an expert it has nominated.

2. Liability of the Secretariat

36. The Secretariat shall not be liable for, or subject to any legal process arising from or connected with, the use or advice of an expert from the roster.

3. Liability of experts

37. Liability of the expert and the applicable law should be addressed in the contract between the Party seeking assistance and the expert.

J. Reports

38. Parties and other Governments using experts from the roster are required to provide the Secretariat with an evaluation of the advice or other support provided by the experts and the results achieved. Such evaluations should be made available through the Biosafety Clearing-House and shall form part of expert’s profile.

39. The Secretariat shall prepare, for each regular meeting of Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, a report on the operations of the roster. The reports shall include factual information on the number of experts on the roster as well as regional, gender and discipline breakdowns of the roster. The reports shall also include information on direct contacts initiated by Parties and their results or contacts facilitated by the Secretariat and their results, including the individual experts contracted by each requesting Party, a note on the topic and description of the assignment, results of the work undertaken and the availability of written products. These reports shall be made available through the Biosafety Clearing-House.

K. Periodic review

40. The operation of the roster shall be subject to independent periodic reviews. The periodic reviews shall take place every five years in accordance with Article 35 of the Protocol. These periodic reviews shall be broad-based, looking at appropriate balances in the roster membership, its uses, successes, failures, quality control of roster assignments, the need for additional advisory services in administering the roster, and other possible recommendations for revisions to the mandate or these rules of procedure to respond to the findings.

Annex III

NOMINATION FORM FOR THE BIOSAFETY ROSTER OF EXPERTS

Fields/sections marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

I. BRIEF PROFILE (150 words)*

 
 
 

II. BASIC PERSONAL INFORMATION*

Please provide full names rather than only acronyms or initials

Title:

Ms.

Mr.

Professor

Dr.

Other:__________________

Name:

Employer / Organization:

Job Title:

Address:

Telephone:

Facsimile:

Email:

Web Site:

Year and Place of Birth:

Gender:

Male

Female

Nationality:

Second Nationality:

III. DETAILS OF CURRENT EMPLOYMENT*

Start Date of Employment (year):

Organization Type:

Academic

Government

Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO)

Industry

Non-Governmental Organization

Other:__________________

Name of Organization and the Department/Division/Unit

Name of Supervisor

Main Areas of Responsibility:

(Briefly describe how your work relates to the area(s) of expertise for which you're being nominated)

Specific Biosafety-Related Duties

(Briefly describe the duties/tasks performed and indicate the average % time spent on each)

Main relevant accomplishments

IV. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY*

Main Countries or Regions Worked:

Please give details of previous employment beginning with the most recent previous employer.

Previous Employer 1

Name, Address and Contact Details of the Employer / Organization:

Name and title of Supervisor:

Job Title:

Duration of Time Employed:

Main Areas of Responsibility:

(Briefly describe how your work related to your area(s) of expertise)

Main relevant accomplishments

Previous Employer 2

Name, Address and Contact Details of the Employer / Organization:

Name and Title of Supervisor:

Job Title:

Duration of Time Employed:

Main Areas of Responsibility:

(Briefly describe how your work related to your area(s) of expertise)

Main Relevant Accomplishments

Previous Employer 3

Name, Address and Contact Details of the Employer / Organization:

Name and Title of Supervisor:

Job Title:

Duration of Time Employed:

Main Areas of Responsibility:

(Briefly describe how your work related to your main area of expertise)

Main Relevant Accomplishments

Other Relevant Work Experience

(Consulting experience)

Description of the Consultancy:

(Briefly describe how the work undertaken relates to your main area of expertise)

Responsibilities:

(Briefly describe your specific responsibilities and how they relate to your area(s) of expertise)

Main Relevant Accomplishments

Other Relevant Work Experience

(volunteer work experience)

Description of Work Done:

(Briefly describe how your work related to your main area of expertise)

Responsibilities:

(Briefly describe how your work relates to your main area of expertise)

Main Relevant Accomplishments

V. EDUCATION

Formal Education*

Primary Degree or Other Academic Distinction and the Subject* (e.g. BSc. in Microbiology):

Name of Academic Institution:

Dates (From To):

Academic Supervisor:

Second Degree or Other Academic Distinction and the Subject* (e.g. MSc. in Microbiology):

Name of Academic Institution:

Dates (From To):

Academic Supervisor:

Third Degree or Other Academic Distinction and the Subject* (e.g. PhD in Microbiology):

Name of Academic Institution:

Dates (From To):

Academic Supervisor:

Other Professional Qualifications

(List 3 other relevant specialized training and certifications obtained)

 
 
 

VI. AREAS OF EXPERTISE*

BROAD AREA OF EXPERTISE

Specify your main area of expertise:

1. Scientific and technical expertise

Botany, forestry and plant agricultural sciences

Zoology, aquaculture and animal agricultural sciences

Microbial sciences

Human health sciences

Ecological and environmental sciences

Socio-economic sciences

Information and communication technology

Biosafety Clearing-House

2. Legal expertise

3. Policy and regulatory expertise

4. Biosafety systems development and implementation expertise

(Please select only one of the above areas of expertise)

SPECIFIC FIELD OF EXPERTISE

(Please indicate up to a maximum of three specific field(s) of expertise or discipline(s) under your respective broad area of expertise):

A. Scientific and technical expertise

• Agricultural economics • Biotechnology • Environmental education
• Agrobiodiversity • Communication • Environmental impact assessment
• Agro-ecosystems • Containment • Environmental monitoring
• Agronomy • Cost-benefit analysis • Epidemiology
• Animal breeding • Crop protection • Evaluation
• Animal health • Database design and management • Evolution
• Animal nutrition • Ecology • Evolutionary ecology
• Biochemistry • Ecological genetics • Extension
• Biodiversity • Ecotoxicology • Forest ecosystems
• Bioethics • Entomology • Fresh water ecosystems
• Bioinformatics • Environmental economics • Gender studies
• Gene ecology • Pest management • Website design
• Gene flow • Physiology • Others (please specify)
• Genetic engineering • Plant breeding
• Genetics • Plant health
• Genomics • Population genetics Organism traits
• Health safety • Proteomics • Abiotic stress tolerance (drought, heat, cold, etc)
• Hematology • Risk assessment • Antibiotic resistance
• Human health • Risk management • Biotic stress resistance (bacterial, fungus, nematode resistance)
• Human nutrition • Risk communication • Herbicide tolerance
• Husbandry • Risk research • Industrial traits (e.g. product quality)
• Information systems analysis • Soil ecosystems • Insect resistance
• Impact analysis • Soil science • Marker genes
• Immunology • Social impact assessment • Nutritional traits
• Invasion biology • Statistics • Performance traits (e.g. altered growth, yield)
• Knowledge management • Sustainable development • Pharmaceutical traits
• Life cycle analysis • Surveillance • Virus resistance
• LMO detection • Taxonomy • Others (please specify)
• LMO documentation • Teaching
• LMO identification • Technology assessment
• Marine ecosystems • Trade impact assessment
• Microbiology • Traceability
• Molecular biology • Toxicology
• Mycology • Virology
• Pathology • Web-based learning

B. Legal expertise

• Animal health issues • Legislative drafting and review
• Environmental justice • Liability and redress
• Farmers rights • Local community rights/issues
• Food and feed safety • National biosafety legal systems
• Human health • National environment legal systems
• Indigenous peoples issues • National legislative analysis
• Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, confidential information) • Phytosanitary issues
• International environmental law • Plant breeders’ rights
• International treaties and standards • Plant genetic resources
• Plant variety protection • Plant protection
• Public health • Trade agreements
• Trade and business • Others (please specify)

C. Policy and regulatory expertise

• Customs/border control • Policy/programme development
• Database management • Policy analysis
• Emergency/contingency planning • Public participation
• Enforcement/compliance/prosecutions • Regulations/guidelines development
• Food and feed regulatory systems • Regulatory compliance oversight
• Field trial regulation/ inspection • Risk-assessment audit
• Import/export control • Risk-assessment advice
• Identity preservation • Risk-management advice
• Laboratory quality audit and management • Others (please specify)
• Laboratory services (testing/diagnostics)
• LMO Audit/inspection/ monitoring systems
• LMO detection and analysis
• LMO field monitoring
• Notifications handling/administration
• Plant protection/ quarantine

D. Biosafety systems development and implementation expertise

• Administrative procedures and enforcement • LMO research and development
• Agricultural and rural development • LMOs traceability system development
• Biodiversity policy • Poverty reduction, development and biosafety
• Biosafety Clearing-House operations • Project management
• Biosafety legislation and regulation • Public awareness & participation
• Biosafety policy • Public information/ communications
• Biotechnology policy • Risk assessment and risk management
• Co-existence rules/measures • Socio-economic considerations regarding LMOs
• Data management and information-sharing • Sustainable development and biosafety
• LMO decision-making • Others (please specify)
• LMO identification and documentation
• LMO import/export and transboundary movement oversight
• LMO monitoring for environmental impact

VII. PUBLICATIONS*

List your three most important and relevant publications (in particular those related to your main field of expertise): 1.
2.
3.
List other publications (please list complete citations of all peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, conference papers and other publications; you may send a file if the list is long)): 1.
2.
3.

VIII. AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

List up to 3 most relevant scientific/ professional awards received:  
List relevant professional societies or organizations in which you have membership, (e.g. Member or Chairperson of the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) since 2001):  
List relevant technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies on which you have served and briefly describe your specific responsibilities:  

IX. KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES*

Mother Tongue:
Arabic  English  Russian
Chinese  French  Spanish
Other: __________
Other languages (Speaking)
Arabic  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Chinese  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
English  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
French  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Russian  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Spanish  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Other: __________ NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Reading:
Arabic  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Chinese  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
English  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
French  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Russian  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Spanish  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Other: __________ NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Writing:
Arabic  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Chinese  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
English  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
French  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Russian  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Spanish  NA/Excellent/Good/Fair
Other: __________ NA/Excellent/Good/Fair

X. REFERENCES*

Please give name and detailed contact information for key professional references

Reference 1:

Reference 2:

Reference 3:

XI. ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Please list any other information relevant to your role as an expert.

 
 
 

XII. CONFIRMATION AND AGREEMENT*

I hereby confirm that the above information is correct and agree for its inclusion in the Roster of Experts on Biosafety under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity. I have no objection to this information being made publicly available.

Signature:__________________________________________  Date:___________________

XIII. CONFIRMATION BY NOMINATING GOVERNMENT*

This section must be completed by a national focal point

Government:  
Name of Government Representative:  
Focal Point Type:

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety national focal point

Biosafety Clearing-House national focal point

CBD national focal point

Date:  
Signature:  

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme