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Session 2 -Country experience [#911]
Reading the proposal made by Mr JOHN komen from the PBS Programme for Biosafety system, I would like to add my experience in Guinea Bissau process of Biosafety integration, on National Programmes , Plans and Policies.
i)- The National Developpemnts plan the Povrety reduction Programme and the Milenium Developemnts Goals all were ready beafore the starting Biosafety process in country, once there is no implementation of all these planed activiies we are working on that of the Biosafety interation on them once these programmes plans and strategies implementation shall start.The same situation is related to the Environmental National Plan of Action - PNGA.

ii)-In the PNGA wich the MAin ENvironmental Code is now waiting for Governmental aproval as far as the NBF Developments documents, will alowed the interation of NBF in the PNGA and its implementation , even that same programmes identified in PNGA allready implicitlly refer to the Biosafety aspects as the programmes VI, VII, VIII, and XIII.
Even that also, the National Public Investment Programme - PIP, bellonging to the Minstry of Economie and Planning, include since 2006 the Biosafety in the planned PIP, and it is programed for the next camming years, with dotation of 11. 500.000,00XOF on 2007 as un exemple.
At the new cieated Secretariat of Estate For Environment and Sustenable Development , it will be A biosafety progrmme in its  Polocy structures.
iii) There are  same NGOs that are desinforming about the Cartagena Protocol and Biosafety thinking on it as un danger insted of un opportunity to Build and renforce ours capacity intitutionally and Human capacity building oportunities using the International regional and nacional coperation and interaction.
We need to informme more people and desition makers about the these opportunity and the real need for the Cartagena Protocol for the Biodiversity Convention implementation. We intent to subcontact the cumunities radios for these purposes.
posted on 2009-01-27 15:20 UTC by
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RE: Session 2 -Country experience [#925]
My country, Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean has begun to mainstream biosafety into some of its national programs. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has brought biosafety considerations on board in the development of an action plan for food management after disasters and the Health Ministry has included biosafety issues into food safety guidelines.  We still have to work with the Poverty Reduction and Millenium Goals Systems to get biosafety mainstreamed into these activities.
posted on 2009-02-06 15:40 UTC by Ms. Anita James, Saint Lucia
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RE: Session 2 -Country experience [#926]
Dear Ms Anita, from Santa Lucia, Ms Milena Ronda Ms Lucy from Neederland . First of all I would ike to thank you all for the mensage.

I agreed With all of you in your country experience about mainstraming the nationals plan and programs or policies with the Biosafety.
I was in past at Jamica, and my country is one of the African counties with about 80, small and big islands at the Atlantic Ocean that are not far away from the countinental part of the country.
All you are refering in your counties are in same instancies the same as in my county, since 2002 i am working wiht the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety I newar sow sach cros crosing and knowledge sharing among people and I have about 28 years of woorking time in my country and most of that time I use to work on the developent activies between county side people and the in town people.

Ms Lenia Hernandes Angela Lozan and M Fee Chow Low, I  wothed to answer you beafore but since End of January till today we Had the WAEMU subregional meeting, where abou 2 to 3 people from 8 countries came fto my countre to addopt together the Regional trianual environmental programme where three priorities components are, Water supplyer and sanitation, Coastal management and Foresty , at list but not the last Biosafety.

Thank for all you to share with me and others fellows your very grait experiences.
Ivone da Costa
posted on 2009-02-06 16:36 UTC by
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RE: Session 2 -Country experience [#931]
MY NAME IS LILIANA TOVAR AND I WORK AT THE NATIONAL SERVICE FOR ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH, FOOD SAFETY AND FOOD SECURITY (SENASICA) FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE IN MEXICO.

I WANT TO SAY THAT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE HAS A RECENT TEAM THAT WORKS WITH GMOS’ REGULATION, AS WELL AS THE ACTIVITIES DERIVED FROM PERMITS (INSPECTION, SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING). HOWEVER, WE FACE THE PROBLEM THAT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH HUMAN RESOURCES WORKING NO THIS SUBJECT. ADITIONALLY, SOME PEOPLE WHO USED TO WORK ON GMOS HAS QUITTED AND ALL THEIR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN LOST.

HOWEVER, IS ALSO TRUTH THAT THE MINISTRIES INVOLVED IN GMOS’ REGULATION ARE TAKING DIVERSE ACTIONS IN ORDER TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE WORKING ON GMOS. ALSO, THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A PUBLIC POLICY THAT INCLUDES IN ONE OF HIS LINES, THE MAINTENANCE OF HUMAN CAPACITY ON GMOS.

AT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, WE ARE PLANNING A SERIES OF TRAININGS THAT ALLOWS OFFICIAL STAFF TO MAKE DECISIONS ON CONCERNING GMOS. THIS EFFORT IS RELATIVELY RECENT AND WE ARE HOPING TO COUNT ON MORE TRAINED STAFF AS WELL AS FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO IMPROVE OUR WORK, BECAUSE NOWADAYS IS SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO TAKE CARE OF ALL ITEMS RELATED WITH GMOS AT THE APPROPIATE TIME AND WAYS.

WE HAVE A SERIES OF INTERESTING PROJECTS NOW UNDER EVALUATION AND APPROVAL OF THE SUPREME AUTHORITIES THAT WILL ALLOW US TO TAKE AN IMPORTANT POSITION IN THE WORLD, MOSTLY RELATED WITH DETECTION, QUANTIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF GMOS DERIVED FROM LICIT AS WELL AS ILLICIT RELEASES. WITH THE APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECTS THE NEED WILL RAISE FOR SPECIALIZED STAFF ON DIVERSE SUBJECTS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL FACE THE OBLIGATION FOR CREATING AND MAINTAIN THE HUMAN RESOURCES AT THAT MOMENT AVAILABLE AND THE ONES FOR COME.
posted on 2009-02-13 19:11 UTC by MS ALMA LILIANA TOVAR DIAZ, SERVICIO NACIONAL DE SANIDAD, INOCUIDAD Y CALIDAD AGROALIMENTARIA
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