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Approaches to biosafety legislation in Africa

Ronald Naluwairo

Approaches to biosafety legislation in Africa

options to facilitate national decision-making

by Ronald Naluwairo

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Published by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment in Kampala .
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Edition Notes

StatementRonald Naluwairo [and] Godber Tumushabe.
SeriesACODE policy briefing paper -- no. 6, 2004
ContributionsTumushabe, Godber W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2008/00439 (Q)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22672758M
LC Control Number2008315658

  Niger Parliament approved the country biosafety law in a plenary session on 17 October, in Niamey. Among others, this law provides for safety measures in research and development with respect to modern biotechnology, and for transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) and products thereof. It also includes provisions for risk assessment, risk management [ ]. prove it better than the law on paper. The Origins of Biosafety Laws The origin of Biosafety frameworks and the need to enact Biosafety Laws can be traced back to the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD is an international agreement developed under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Scopes and objectives of the proposed national policy on biosafety 24 Priority areas of capacity building for biosafety in Bangladesh 25 CHAPTER 3 3. REGULATORY REGIME ON BIOSAFETY 26 Introduction 26 Laws and regulations relevant to biosafety 26 Need for a separate biosafety law in Bangladesh 28 In reviewing this application, the National Biosafety Board has followed the requirements of the Biosafety Act , which was created to strike a balance between promoting biotechnology and at.

However, CBMs could also be useful in other areas such as providing information on best practices in biosafety and biosecurity – a fact recognized by the Seventh Review Conference which decided to revise CBM Form E to include biosafety and biosecurity reporting on legislation, regulations and other measures (including guidelines). In her explanation on the law, the Nigeria Chapter Coordinator of Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), Mrs. Rose Suniso Maxwell Gidado said ‎Biosafety Law was signed to.


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Approaches to biosafety legislation in Africa by Ronald Naluwairo Download PDF EPUB FB2

ASSAf is the official Academy of Science of South Africa, recognised by government and representing South Africa in the international community of science academies. The Regulatory Implications of New Breeding Techniques () The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa. Biotechnology and Biosafety policies 2.

Biosafety Laws or Bills 3. Biosafety implementing regulations and 4. Any other legislation that may have clauses on biotechnology and biosafety. The approach to obtain the required data included desk reviews of relevant documents and interviews with key informants.

The. South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Togo and Mali reportedly already have biosafety laws. Again, biosafety, is the prevention of large-scale loss of biological life forms, with particular. A recent briefing paper published by the African Centre for Biosafety examines South Africa’s experience with Monsanto’s earliest insect-resistant Bt technology – MON maize – and has found that the product failed within 15 years of adoption.

The Regional Approach to Biosafety in West Africa Briefing Document June 2 These principles should be the foundation for development of biosafety laws and regulations. Otherwise, there is a risk of having laws and regulations that are de facto barriers to use of the.

5 African Strategy on Biosafety When the Model Law was adopted in the AU agreed to take a common approach to biosafety on the continentvii and began developing the African Strategy on Biosafety. This move has been spearheaded by the Science and Technology Secretariat of the New.

The Association of National Biosafety Agencies in Africa (ANBAA) held its first African Biosafety Leadership Summit on August 15 in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit, brought together over eighty delegates from local, regional and international organizations involved in biosafety.

According to a joint communique, ANBAA committed to work towards “development of regional. Biosafety, or more specifically laboratory biosafety – In the context of this document ‘biosafety’ refers to practices, procedures and proper use of equipment and facilities, in order to assure the safe handling, storage and disposal of (potentially).

legislation overview ii. food safety iii. plant health iv. animal health v. invasive animal species vi. biosafety vii. institutional set-up viii. conclusion 4. legal methodology i.

overview ii. analyse sectoral laws iii. review institutional mandates iv. consider creation of a new agency/ coordination mechanism vii: 1 3 5 6 9 10 12 15 17 17 A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development 1.

We are determined to eradicate poverty in one generation and build shared prosperity through social and economic transformation of the continent. We aspire that byAfrica shall be a prosperous continent, with the means- and resources to drive its own development, with sustainable and long. Law either for payment or free of charge.

u) Protocol: The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity approved for ratification under the Law # dated 17/06/ and ratified by the decision of the Council of Ministers #/ dated 17/07/ of the Nigeria National Biosafety Framework Project from which the Policy emanated.

In particular, the Africa Regional Manager of the Project, Mr Charles Gbedemah deserves special mention for his patience and constant advice. Mention must be made of the following.

A layered and cooperative approach would help Southern African countries harmonise their biosafety laws, says Julius Mugwagwa. African countries have debated the pros and cons of modern biotechnologies for the best part of two decades. For Southern Africa, the debate changed fundamentally with the – food emergency.

Biosecurity: An integrated approach to manage risk to human, animal and plant life and health SUMMARY NOTES • Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach to analysing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health and associated risks for the environment.

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and using the African Model Law on Biosafety; • Ultimate aim to incorporate biosafety issues into the political and institutional frameworks of the AU and into its support’s services for Member States. Capacity building in biosafety: NEPAD/ABNE approach to building functional biosafety systems in Africa - formatting and final publication of this book.

We are also grateful to Dr. Dilrukshi Hashini AML African Model Law ANB Agency National Biosecurite AU African Union. Opinion in Africa over the use of genetically modified crops for food has been divided, honed by more than a decade of arguments in Europe and elsewhere.

Fortunately, the perceived image of a passive Africa in this game is changing rapidly with clear. Share models, approaches and regional best practices to assist in developing and implementing legally embedded national programs for pathogen biosafety and biosecurity that would address risks posed by a range of activities involving pathogens: possessing, handling, using, producing, storing, permitting access to, transferring, importing.

LAWS OF KENYA BIOSAFETY ACT No. 2 of Revised Edition [] Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney-General [Rev. ] No. 2 of Biosafety 3 [Issue 1] NO.

2 OF BIOSAFETY. with evidence-based policies and legislation with respect to biosafety and biosecurity. Defining Biosafety and Biosecurity There is presently no universal consensus on definitions of biosafety and biosecurity accepted around the world.

For some in Africa, the term biosafety refers to genetic engineering applied to agricultural products (crops and. Kenya: implementing the law In Kenya, the Biosafety Bill (the third in Africa after South Africa and Burkina Faso) became law in Februaryfollowing a lengthy and polarised debate. By contrast, in the Philippines, both state regulators and civil society organisations (CSOs) had lobbied for an executive order rather than a law, in.biosafety committees; and provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[ 3rd May, ENACTED by the Parliament of Zambia Biosafety [No. 10 of Enactment GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA ACT No. 10 of I hereby signify my assent to the Bill.Biosafety legislation.

The legislation on biological safety in contained systems is made up of various acts and ordinances. They define various protection objectives for research, diagnostics and production.