Developing Countries of Asia, the Pacific and Oceania


Many of the Asian and Pacific countries (27 in total) have signed the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol but have yet to ratify it.
Following the adoption of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in January 2000, in November of that year the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) adopted the GEF Initial Strategy on Biosafety, which is aimed at assisting countries in their preparation for the coming into force of the Biosafety Protocol.

Training materials for this review include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations and interactive group practice exercises.

A number of selected law and policy files are also available as reference materials.

Additional handouts to enrich the training include a summary of overheads for each presentation, references to the full-text of relevant laws and policies and a bibliography for further reading.

Other materials for trainers include an overview with a complete list of handouts, workshop schedule, an evaluation form and instructions for trainers with a timed schedule of activities and handouts. See also Information for Trainers , for a selection of templates, tips, and step-by-step guidelines for planning and delivering a successful training workshop.

Selected Law and Policy files

Reference Materials

 Access regulations
 (334 KB)

 SPC-RGC Germplasm release - Policy statement (77 KB)


Additional information

Other Handouts

Information for Trainers

 Summary of overheads
 (424 KB)

 Reference Materials (91 KB)

 Bibliography (40 KB)

 Instructions for trainers (163 KB)

 Objectives and schedule (26 KB)

 Schedule (63 KB)

 Overview and list of handouts (55 KB)

 Checklist for trainers (69 KB)

 Evaluation of Strengths and Weaknesses (197 KB)

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