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ZambiaZambia - BCH first National Workshop
The Zambian National Biosafety Authority in collaboration with the UN Environment organized the First National BCH capacity building workshop in the context of the UN Environment  – Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III) from 20-21 February 2018 In Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop aimed at providing the country's key stakeholders with a common understanding of: the common format of the BCH records as well as the methods for finding information and the procedures for registering and publishing biosafety related decisions and identifying national procedures and operational linkages to gather information to be put on the BCH in line with the NBF's implementation and sustainability and training plan. The workshop was attended by 20 participants from various institutions of the country. The opening remarks were given by Dr Paul Zambezi (Chairperson of the National Biosafety Authority) and Mr Lackson Tonga (CEO of the National Biosafety Authority) and facilitated by Dr Ossama AbdelKawy (anglophone Africa regional Specialist), and Lilian Nfor (regional Advisor) of the BCH3 project, UN Environment.