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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