BCH Training Workshop

Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf welcomed delegates to the Biosafety Clearing-House training workshop for developing countries on Saturday morning in Curitiba.

“The Secretariat recognizes how important it is for you to be able to access and use the BCH in order to take informed decisions and to implement the Protocol,” he said.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this training for developing countries with the generous collaboration of the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit and their Regional Advisors for the BCH”.
Delegates from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific Islands are attending the workshop, which offers training in how to access and use the BCH, how to fulfill legal obligations to provide information, and an opportunity to explore options for national participation in the global interconnected system that supports the BCH Central Portal.
   Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf opening the BCH Training Workshop, with Chris Briggs, Global Manager of the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit and Kirsty Galloway McLean, Scientific and Technical Information Officer of the SCBD.

Day 1 - Morning session

Workshop delegates participating in interactive BCH training

Lolita Raffoul, Environmental Officer of Dominica    Abdelbagi Mukhtar Ali, National Coordinator of UNEP-GEF Project of Sudan    Deon Stewart, Deputy Chief Environmental Officer of Bahamas

Raphael James Ogouchi, Directeur adjoint de l’environnement, Benin    Juan Carlos Menendez de San Pedro Lopez, Director CNSB, Cuba    Nhan Hoang Thi Thanh, Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment, Viet Nam

Day 1 - Afternoon session

Janet Wanja Mutiso, Assistant Chief Conservator of Forest, Kenya    Delegates participating in interactive BCH training    Delegates participating in interactive BCH training

CBD Staff, Kirsty Galloway McLean and Philippe Leblond    UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit Advisors, Ernesto Ocampo and Lamine Sano    Group photo

Day 2

Philip L. Bereano, Washington Biotech Action Council    Manoranjan Hota, India    Roger Krueger, Global Industry Coalition


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