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Preparatory workshop for African delegates to the COP- MOP5. 25- 27 th August 2010 Nairobi, Kenya. Workshop objectives. The workshop justification o bserved incoherence and lack of preparedness of African delegates in international negotiations

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Preparatory workshop for african delegates to the cop mop5

Preparatory workshop for African delegates to the COP- MOP5

25- 27th August 2010

Nairobi, Kenya


Workshop objectives

Workshop objectives

  • The workshop justification

    • observed incoherence and lack of preparedness of African delegates in international negotiations

    • impediments to getting an African position for a harmonized approach to implementation of the Cartagena Protocol

  • Major objective

    • To familiarize African delegates on Liability and Redress, and, risk assessment issues that will be decided upon at the MOP-5 meeting in October 2010, and build capacity for productive participation at the international event.


Workshop objectives1

Workshop objectives

  • Specific objectives

    • To share progress on implementation of the Cartagena Protocol and expose participants to the Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

    • To create awareness about different approaches on Liability and Redress and their implications on Africa’s biotechnology development

    • To prepare country positions on Liability and Redress and other pending issues in the Protocol

    • To strengthen the mechanism for implementation of functional biosafety legislations and capacity for risk assessment in Africa


Expected outcome

Expected outcome

  •  A strong mechanism for implementation of functional biosafety legislation that facilitates development and trade with biotech crops

  • Exploration of issues of high relevance to Africa and possible alignment with like-minded regions with similar socio-economic situations


Meeting expectations

MEETING EXPECTATIONS

  • More informed and Africa to speak with one voice

  • Understanding the political interest behind Liability and Redress

  • Establish Networks

  • Biotech / Biosafety updates


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