9 June, Thimphu: Representatives from various Asian countries are in the capital to participate in the 16th National Project Coordinators meeting. The participating countries- Malaysia, India, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Bhutan- that are at different phases of implementing the National Biosafety Framework are here following a practice which provides a platform for information sharing and to share technical knowledge on new and emerging developments in biosafety.
The twenty participants will discuss on the ongoing developments under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB), and experiences and challenges in execution of the project. Such meetings also provides an opportunity share experiences especially on monitoring and enforcement of the Biosafety framework.
The meeting which will conclude on 13 June 2014 will also provide training on the use of ANUBIS as a project management tool.
The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with Bhutan National Biosafety Framework Project, BAFRA, MoAF organised the meeting.
– Reported by Tandin Dorji, ICS with photographs by Choidup Zangpo, ICS
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