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Declaration of Products Derived from or Containing Genetically Modified Organisms for Purposes of the Biosafety ACT, 2006 (ACT NO. 7 OF 2006) A
Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to administer the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006), which provides for measures to regulate activities that involve the research, development, production, marketing, transportation, applications and other uses of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and specific products derived from these GMOs. Biosafety Regulations that will support the implementation of the Biosafety Act, 2006 were published in the Government Gazette No. 6116 under Government Notice No. 210 on 1 September 2016. These regulations came into operation on 1 November 2016 as per Government Notice No. 232.
In order to raise awareness and build the capacity of individuals and institutions that will be involved in the implementation of the Biosafety Act, 2006, the NCRST intends to host regional workshops in the following regions:
1. Erongo Region: 23 March 2017 at 09H00, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Auditorium, Swakopmund
2. Omaheke Region: 30 March 2017 at 09H00, Kalahari Convention Centre, Gobabis
These workshops will give an overview of the Biosafety Regulatory Framework and Biosafety Procedures and Guidelines to stakeholders. A series of similar workshops were held in Khomas region, Otjozondjupa region, Kavango East region, Kavango West region, Zambezi region, Hardap region, //Kharas region, Oshikoto region, Ohangwena region, Oshana region, Omusati region and Kunene region.
In light of the above, the NCRST herewith kindly invites your office to participate in the above workshops and assist in inviting relevant stakeholders to the same.
For more information or enquiries, contact Ms Lavinia Mbongo at 061 431 7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org