Status of Crop Biotechnology in Africa                                                                         Click to read more…





High level consultative meeting between government executives and board of directors of the NBA, Kephis, Kalro and Nema towards establishing a coordinated working approach on gmo matters on 12th may, 2017 in Laico regency Hotel, Nairobi





Partners and Stakeholders’ Coordination Meeting on Biosafety Capacity Development in Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon, May 3-4, 2017





ABNE Programme Officers’ annual meeting; 30th April – 1st May, 2017, Yaounde, Cameroon





Biosafety Training Forum for Regulators, Researchers, Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders in Ethiopia, 10 – 13 April 2017, Addis Ababa





Study tour to Columbia and Brazil to learn from their experience on the safe use of modern biotechnology to control mosquito-borne diseases; 3 – 9 April 2017





Biosafety Training for Members of National Biosafety Regulatory Committee & the National Agricultural Technology Approval Committee in Lilongwe, Malawi, 4 – 5 April 2017





Workshop on Risk Analysis, and Regulatory Compliance Monitoring and Inspection for GMOs, March 27 – 30, 2017 Happy Valley Hotel, eZulwini, Swaziland. Click to read more ..





NEPAD Agency CEO visits NEPAD’s West Africa Regional Office; 24 March, 2017, Dakar, Senegal Click to read more…





Meeting with the Committee for Science and Technology of the Uganda Parliament on the Uganda National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012; Kampala, March 15, 2017





January 20 – 29, 2017; Study Tour to India for Ministers, MPs, Regulators, and Scientists from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia





Field Visit to GM Cotton Confined Field Trials in Ethiopia, 21 November, 2016. Click to read more…





Meeting of NEPAD Agency ABNE’s Technical Advisory Committee in Kampala, Uganda: 17 – 19 November, 2016. Click to read more…





ABNE Program Officers training workshop on resource mobilization and proposal development; Kampala, Uganda; 13 – 15 November, 2016.





Meeting of staff from NEPAD Science, Technology and Innovation Hub in Midrand, South Africa; 9 – 11 November, 2016. Click to read more…





Africa Region Preparatory Meeting for the 8th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 26 – 27 October, 2016; Accra, Ghana.





3rd African biosafety lawyers training for select lawyers from West Africa; 17 – 19 October, 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.





Training Workshop on Biosafety Administration and Application Review in Cameroon;
Yaounde, 3-7 October, 2016





Regulators and Scientists forum on Biosafety in Malawi, 11 – 12
October 2016





Training on application review and decision making process for contained use of genetical modified mosquitoes. ABNE – BNR/Danforth Center – Burkina Faso NBC – Mali NBC
Dakar-Senegal August 8-10, 2016





Annual Institutional Biosafety committee (IBC) Training, June 29 – 30, 2016, Maanzoni lodge, Kenya





Ezulwini, Swaziland, 20-22 June, 2016; Technical Support for the Swaziland Biosafety authority





Saria – Burkina Faso, 11 Feb. 16: ABNE Program Officers’ visit to Bt X RRF maize Confined Field Trials (CFTs) at INERA Research Station.





International biosafety short course for policy and decision makers – Accra, Ghana





Burkina Faso farmers
Status of crop biotechnology in Africa  Read more….


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