BIOSAFETY COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES IN SSA:<br />THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE<br />
MAP OF NIGERIA SHOWING THE 36 STATES AND FCT<br />
OBJECTIVES OF PUBLIC AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION IN BIOSAFETY <br />Recognition of the public as a lawful colla...
BIOSAFETY REGULATORY FRAMEWORK<br />The Nigerian National Biosafety Framework (NNBF) deals with the regulation of all aspe...
STATUS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA<br />So far, Nigeria has commenced Confined Field Trials (CFTs) for Bio-Cassava plus, B...
THE CFTs IN NIGERIA<br />BIO-CASSAVA +<br />BT COWPEA<br />
COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOPS<br />In order to achieve the objectives of biosafety communication we...
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR<br />Workshops for parliamentarian and policy makers<br />Study tour for parliamentarians and decision...
CHALLENGES<br />Inadequate funds for the implementation of our annual work plan<br />
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Biosafety communication nigerian-exp[1]

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

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