National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2001-11-28 23:40 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org)
Date of last update
2010-01-11 11:42 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-11 11:42 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
APEC/ATC Workshops on Biosafety Regulation
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • CBD Regional Groups - Asia and the Pacific
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Member countries of Asia Pacific region.
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation/ Agricultural Technical Cooperation Experts' Group (APEC/ATC)
  • Type of Organization: Regional Organization
Budget information
Member countries
Availability of funds for participants
Activity details
Description of the initiative
The APEC/ATC Group held a number of workshops to address the imbalance between member economies in biosafety regulation. These covered: a) biosafety, b) risk assessment, c) information exchange, d) research and regulation and e) capacity-building for risk assessment and risk management.

National level activities
Development of national biosafety frameworks
Human-resources development
Information exchange & data management
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
To promote harmonization of biosafety regulatory requirements in the developed and developing country members of APEC.
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
Additional Information
Additional Information
Other collaborating organizations
Government ministries in participating countries