National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-05-05 16:10 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org)
Date of last update
2010-01-22 11:39 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-22 11:39 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Australian Training in non-APEC International Fora
Contact person
Ms. Caroly Irving
Department of Foreign Affairs
Environment Australia: Environment Strategies Section and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Australia, ACT 2600
Url:Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Australia
  • CBD Regional Groups - Asia and the Pacific
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Asia and Pacific Island Countries
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Government(s) sponsoring the initiative
  • Australia
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service)
  • Type of Organization: Bilateral Donor Agency
Availability of funds for participants
Activity details
Description of the initiative
AQIS resource officials ran the International Course for Masterclass in New Technologies for Plant Qurantine Management held in Malaysia 5-7 October 1998. This was jointly organised by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research and Department of Agriculture Malaysia for participants from 8 Asian coutries. AQIS ran a risk analysis training session, amongst other things, at the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation and South Pacific Commission SPS workshop that was run in Fiji, February 15-19 1998 for 22 Pacific Island Countries. AQIS was also involved in the following: 1) an APEC workshop on Pest Risk Analysis, held in Cairns 15-18 June 1999; 2) an APEC Training course for China for 1999-2000 involving 15 trainees; 3) an AusAID/China Structural Adjustment Course for 1999-2003.

National level activities
Human-resources development

Regional level activities
Centres of excellence and training
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
To provide risk analysis training

To provide training in New Technologies for Plant Quarantine Management
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
Additional Information
Additional Information
See the full list of Australia's capacity-building activities in the field of biosafety at the following web link:


Other collaborating organizations
Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research