IUBMB/ICGEB Advanced School on “The role of the Microbiome in Disease” – Cape Town, South Africa 13-18 September 2015     «     Postgraduate course “Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology”     «     International Biosafety Short Course for Policy and Decision Makers in Ghana and Nigeria     «     A Biosafety Short Course for African Regulators Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda     «     ABNE latest newsletter (January-March, 2015). Click to read or download     «     2015 IIBN Forum : Towards a Generic Market for Genetically Modified Crops – Ghent, Belgium     «     2nd International Biosafety Course – Ghent, Belgium     «     ABNE TAC meeting in Cape Town     «     Building the capacity of Ethiopian stakeholders to implement a functional biosafety system     «    AU chairperson’s quote on Africa capacity building in biotechnology and innovation     «     MSU and NEPAD Agency ABNE join hands to enhance African capacity in agricultural biotechnology     «    Two new articles about : Nutritional content and natural toxins of African crops   and   Coexistence of GM and non GM Crops     «    An article from Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA) about biotechnology in African countries    «     ABNE latest Policy Brief on Environmental Biosafety   and   Food Safety.     «     President Obama provides clear endorsement of agricultural biotechnology    «    ABNE latest Policy Brief on Agricultural Biosafety   «     Study tour to Bt Cotton Farms in Burkina Faso West African policymakers    «    Frequently Asked Questions about Genetically Modified Crops    «

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ABNE in action

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 6-8 August 2015

NEPAD Agency’s CEO working visit in Burkina Faso. Click to read more ...

Status of Crop Biotechnology in Africa

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Abuja, Nigeria 17-20 August

Stakeholder consultative meeting to review biosafety regulations and guidelines towards operationalizing the Biosafety Act

Nairobi, Kenya; 11-14 August, 2015

Fourth annual national biosafety conference of Kenya

Accra, Ghana; 30 – 31 July, 2015

Biosafety law experts roundtable discussion.

Accra, Ghana, 28 - 30 July, 2015

International biosafety short course for policy and decision makers.

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 13 - 17 July, 2015

Biosafety short course for African regulators.

Ezulwini, Swaziland, 2 July, 2015

Biosafety workshop for general stakeholders. Click to

Bogota, Colombia, 30 June, 2015

NEPAD Agency team meet with their Colombian counterparts at the Ministry of Agriculture. This mission is to identify possible areas of cooperation between NEPAD Agency and the Colombia institutions on thematic areas, especially agriculture.

Nairobi, Kenya, 29 June 2015

Strengthening regulatory capacity of Institutional Biosafety Committees in Kenya.

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 16-18 June, 2015

Biosafety in Agricultural Biotechnology workshop for key stakeholders. Click to read more...

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso June 12 2015

Mr. François Traoré (middle), distinguished leader of farmers’ associations in Burkina Faso and Africa, visits NEPAD Agency ABNE in Ouagadougou”.

Khartoum, Sudan, June 2 – 4, 2015

Biosafety Training Workshop for Regulators and other Stakeholders in the Sudan

Lusaka, Zambia, 26-29 May, 2015

Technical support to Zambia for review of the Biosafety Law

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia , 27 - 29 March 2015

Biosafety sensitization workshop for Ethiopian Parliamentarians and Decision Makers. Click to read more

Accra, Ghana, 8-10 April 2015

ABNE staff capacity building in resource mobilization.

Nairobi, Kenya, 23 – 24 March, 2015

Workshop on strengthening regulatory capacity on risk assessment during review and processing of applications for environmental release of GM crops.”

Londrina, Brazil, 15 – 20 March 2015

International biotechnology and science communication study tour. Click to read more

Malawi, Lilongwe, 17 March 2015

Training workshop for regulators on key issues of a food crop CFT

Lomé, Togo, 2-3 March, 2015

Technical meeting with the Togolese Working Group on the revision of the biosafety law.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (USA), Feb. 23 – 26, 2015

Study Tour for Experience Sharing and Collaboration Building on Containment of GE insects. Regulators of Burkina Faso, Kenya and Mali. By ABNE and BRN (Danforth Plant Science Center)

Lusaka, Zambia, 23 – 26 February 2015

Biosafety capacity building workshop. Click to

Accra, Ghana, 3-6 February 2015

Legal and Socioeconomic Biosafety Course

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