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National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
166
Status
Published
Date of creation
2002-03-19 17:55 UTC (ISEES@umn.edu)
Date of last update
2010-01-20 12:05 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-20 12:05 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
ISEES Biosafety Governance Program
Contact person
Dr. Anne Kapuscinski
Director
Biotechnology and Governance Program
Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability (ISEES)
MacArthur Office
University of Minnesota
186 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN
United States of America, 55108
Email:kapus001@umn.edu,isees@umn.edu
Url:ISEES Biotechnology and Governance Program
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Global
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Policymakers, academics and general public.
Start Date
1996-01-01
Ending date
2006-08-16
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability (ISEES)
ISEES / MacArthur Office, University of Minnesota
186 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue,
St. Paul, MN
United States of America, 55108
Phone:+1 612 624 7723
Fax:+1 612 625 5299
Url:http://www.mbbnet.umn.edu/institutes/isees.html
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability (ISEES), University of Minnesota.
  • Type of Organization: Research / Academic
Availability of funds for participants
Yes
Activity details
Description of the initiative
National level activities
Human-resources development
Information exchange & data management
Public awareness, education and participation
Risk assessment
Risk management

International level activities
Publications
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Goals
To improve U.S. environmental governance of marine GMOs in order to protect marine biodiversity from new risks posed by releases of marine GMOs, ranging from finfish and shellfish to algae.

Objectives
To produce technically sound policy changes that will improve the safety governance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
Additional Information