Workshop on

“Biosafety Capacity Building Project: Outcome and the Way Forward”

 

Organised by:              Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

In association with:      Biotech Consortium India Limited, New Delhi

 

Venue:            India Habitat Centre, New Delhi – 110 003

Date:               November 6, 2007

 

PROGRAMME

 

REGISTRATION                                                       :                       0930 to 1000 hours    

 

OPENING SESSION                                                  :                       1000 to 1030 hours

 

            Welcome and introductory address               :                       Shri A.K. Goyal, Joint Secretary,
                                                                                                            Ministry of Environment & Forests

 

            Inaugural address                                           :                       Shri B.S. Parsheera, Additional Secretary,
                                                                                                            Ministry of Environment & Forests

 

            Address                                                          :                       Dr. Eija Pehu, Task Manager, World Bank

 

            Vote of thanks                                                :                       Dr. Manoranjan Hota, Project Coordinator
                                                                                                            and Additional Director, MoEF

 

Tea: 1030 to 1100 hours

TECHNICAL SESSION                                            :                       1100 to 1330 hours

 

            Chair                                                               :                       Shri A.K. Goyal, Joint Secretary,
                                                                                                            Ministry of Environment & Forests

 

a.       GEF-World Bank Capacity Building                                      1100 to 1130 hours

Project on Biosafety: Overview of achievements

 

i.         Dr. Eija Pehu, Task Manager, World Bank

ii.       Dr. Manoranjan Hota, Project Coordinator and

Additional Director, MoEF

 

b.       Presentations on institutional strengthening by                        1130 to 1240 hours

project partners, information dissemination and

training

(i)                  Central Food Technological Research Institute

(ii)                National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources

(iii)               G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

(iv)              National Research Centre of Plant Biotechnology

(v)                International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology  

(vi)              Biotech Consortium India Limited

(vii)             National Academy of Custom, Excise and Narcotics

(viii)           International Services for Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications

 

c.       Presentation on proposed activities under Phase II                 1240 to 1250 hours

Capacity Building Project

Dr. Manoranjan Hota, Additional Director,

Ministry of Environment & Forests

 

d.       Open discussions/inputs for future activities   :                       1250 to 1330 hours

 

Lunch: 1330 to 1400 hours

 

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