National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2003-04-04 11:46 UTC (sarah.lukie@croplife.org)
Date of last update
2010-01-22 15:54 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-22 15:54 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Global Industry Coalition (GIC) projects: Fellowships, Study Tours and Internships
Contact person
Ms. Sarah Lukie
Managing Director
Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs
Food & Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Suite 900
Washington, DC
USA, 200024
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Global
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Scientists, policy makers and farmers from d eveloping countries.
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: The Global Industry Coalition
  • Type of Organization: Industry
Budget information
Rockefeller Foundation
William Brown Fellowship
AgrEvo GmbH, Cargill Seeds, Zeneca Plant Science (UK)
Availability of funds for participants
Activity details
Description of the initiative
Other source of funding
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Main outcomes
1) The ISAAA Biosafety Fellowship for Philippines (September 1998) led to the first field trial application by a national institution of transgenic corn in the Philippines.

2)  The ISAAA Biosafety Fellowships for Malaysia and Thailand (  August    and October 1998)  led to the development of a draft field trial application for delayed ripening papayas in Southeast Asia.

3)  The AGERI researcher from Egypt who was supported under the ISAAA/KWS Biotechnology Training Fellowship (9 weeks in 1995) is now conducting field evaluations of transgenic potato germplasm in Egypt.

4) The ISAAA Europe/North America Study Tour (September 1999) provided participating officials with an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of views on GM crops, as the group met with a range of individuals, from industry, government, academia and NGOs.
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Technology transfer
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
Additional Information
Additional Information
See a detailed list of other capacity-building initiatives supported by business and industry at the web link below: