Capacity building pursuant article 22 of the Cartagena Protocol

The capacity building aims to the development and strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Parties are encouraged to contribute to the scientific and technical training and to promote the transfer of technology, know-how and financial resources.

The COP-MOP adopted decisions to promote capacity-building for the effective implementation of the Protocol, through:

Courses on biosafety

ICGEB Biosafety Workshops

For information ask to:

"Risk Assessment: role of Science in GMO-making". Trieste 30 Giugno - 4 luglio 2014



Presentation and documents:

Day 1 
Welcome and introduction. Decio Ripandelli, ICGEB (ITA)

Environmental Risk Assessment. Alan Gray, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

Applying Risk Assessment Methodology. Wendy Craig, ICGEB (ITA)

Food and Feed Risk Assessment. Mike Wach, CERA (USA)

Socio-economic Considerations. Monica Racovita, ICGEB (ITA)

Biosafety risk assessment for GMOs: the problem formulation approach. Mark Tepfer, INRA (FRA)

Day 2

Application of the problem formulation approch, model case study. Mark Tepfer, INRA (FRA)

SuperCam catalog of harms.

Challenging Pathways to Harm. Wendy Craig, ICGEB (ITA)


Day 3

Hypothetical drought-tolerant biofortified white maize4 for release in Kenya Line HspArmar1. Monica Racovita, ICGEB (ITA)

Social Economic Risk Assessment. All resource Team

Case study: Hipothetical drought-tolerant biofortfied white maize for release in Kenya line HspAmar1


Day 4

Social economic risk assessment. Team

Food and Feed safety. Case study

Risk Communication. CERA (USA)

Risks 1.

Risks 2.

Risks 3.


Day 5

 Data Deficiency Letter. Committee of Biosafety and Risk Assessment

 Risk Management Post release Environmental Monitoring (PREM). Alan Gray (CEH)

Risk Communication. CERA (USA)

Socio-economic Letter. Committee of Biosafety and Risk Assessment


Case Study

ipothetical drought-tolerant biofortfied white maize for release in Kenya line HspAmar1

Maize Biology Document


UNIDO E-Biosafety 


On line courses relating to the risk assessment, the management and comunication of risk.


For information ask to:

E-learning master "Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology" , VI edition. Ancona, 23-27 june 2013


Presentation and documents:

Principles for the establishment of the Safety and Nutritional Status of Conventional and Novel Food. Harry A. Kuiper - Former Chair EFSA GMO Panel

GM food & feed safety from a policy perspective, new developments. G.A. Kleter, E.J Kok, H.A.Kuiper

NTO Risk assessment of BT maize Jeremy Sweet, Cambridge UK (Environment Working Group, EFSA GMO Panel)

Herbicide tollerant Rice: LL & IMI. Jeremy sweet, Cambridge UK

FURARN. Ine Perty

RNAi and the rootstock-Variety system. Silvia Sabbadini, Ph.D. Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University