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    Biosafety communication nigerian-exp[1] Biosafety communication nigerian-exp[1] Presentation Transcript

    • BIOSAFETY COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES IN SSA:
      THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE
    • MAP OF NIGERIA SHOWING THE 36 STATES AND FCT
    • OBJECTIVES OF PUBLIC AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION IN BIOSAFETY
      Recognition of the public as a lawful collaborator
      Provision of timely, accurate and consistent information through credible sources
      Raising awareness amongst the various stakeholder
      Documentation and dissemination of relevant information
      Encouragement of public presentations and open debate
      Acknowledge that biosafety issues are multi-disciplinary
    • BIOSAFETY REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
      The Nigerian National Biosafety Framework (NNBF) deals with the regulation of all aspects of modern biotechnology
      The National Biosafety Committee (NBC) was established as a technical advisory body to the National competent authority (NCA)
      The NBC with membership from all relevant stakeholders reviews all applications for biotechnology activities in the country and advises as appropriate.
    • STATUS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA
      So far, Nigeria has commenced Confined Field Trials (CFTs) for Bio-Cassava plus, Bt Cowpea, and more recently Bio-fortified Sorghum at Umudike, and Zaria respectively
    • THE CFTs IN NIGERIA
      BIO-CASSAVA +
      BT COWPEA
    • COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOPS
      In order to achieve the objectives of biosafety communication we have adopted the following communication strategies:
      Workshops, seminars
      Press conferences, Press releases, Media Roundtable etc
      OFAB
      Study tours,open days, field days,, farm walk etc
      Media briefings (print and electronic)
    • ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
      Workshops for parliamentarian and policy makers
      Study tour for parliamentarians and decision makers
      Sensitization workshop for the media
      Training workshops for the project team
      OFAB
      Development of country communication team
      The anti-GMO vigor was damped
      The passage of the Nigerian National Biosafety Bill was the climax of the effectiveness of our communication strategies
    • CHALLENGES
      Inadequate funds for the implementation of our annual work plan