Date: 8th December, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT
Host: Every Woman Hope Centre (EWHC) in conjunction with UNEP Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The “Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, to Kunming, China, Action Agenda for Nature and People (Action Agenda), towards reversing biodiversity loss and promoting positive gains to 2030.” The EWHC has made the first biosafety commitment on the Action Agenda promoting the implementation on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity to ensure safe handling, transfer and use of living modified organisms
As an engagement platform, the Action Agenda will help to raise awareness on the urgent need to halt the loss of biodiversity and restore healthy ecosystems. This could be harnessed through a whole-of-society approach, for the transformative changes needed to achieve the 2050 Vision of Living in Harmony with Nature. The Action Agenda invites positive actions and commitments to set the stage for an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted by 2021 in China. The Action Agenda website is available at: https://www.cbd.int/action-agenda/
As of 9 November, 2020, a total of 150 global commitments, with key actions, have been published on the Action Agenda, including the commitment from EWHC. The EWHC commitment, the first commitment on biosafety is available at: https://www.cbd.int/action-agenda/contributions/action/?action-id=5f486c36b704c80001b000db
The webinar aims to mobilize strategic plans and actions for public awareness on biosafety and biodiversity to enhance partnership with nature. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety sets rules for the safe use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from biotechnology.
Mr. Mohammed Sabo Nanono
Honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Topic: Facilitating awareness raising activities on biosafety and biodiversity issues for government and other stake holders for informed decisions and policies on nature and man
Dr. Rufus Ebegba
Director-General / Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)
Topic: An overview of the rise of Africa biosafety commitment in the “Sharmel-Sheik to Kunming Action Agenda for nature and man”: the relevance and impact on ecosystem and livelihood
Dr. Fatoumatu Jahumpa Ceesay
Executive Chairperson, Family Rights Advancement & Protection, Kanifing East Layout, Banjul, The Gambia. Former Speaker” of The Gambia National Assembly (2007 – 2009).
Topic: Mainstreaming gender and youth in biosafety and biodiversity conservation, in partnership with nature
MS. Wadzanayi Mandivenyi
Head of the Biosafety Unit of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Topic: Fostering Biosafety Commitments -The Global Biodiversity Framework and the Implementation Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to regional and national frameworks and actions to ensure sustainable use of our biodiversity and environmental sustainability
MrsEdel-Quinn Ijeoma Agbaegbu
Founder and Executive Director, Every Woman Hope Centre (EWHC). Nigeria’s Country Representative, Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) Process, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (UNEP).
Topic: The significance of public awareness on biosafety and the urgent need to halt the loss of the biodiversity to restore healthy ecosystems”#
Dr Foncha Jacinta Nchangnwie
Head of Department, Development Studies/Programme Coordinator for Environment and Natural Resources Management, Pan African Institute for Development, West Africa (PAIDWA), Diplomatic Institution, Buea S.W.R. Cameroon.
Topic: The need to disseminate adequate information and knowledge on biosafety and biodiversity conservation and implementation strategies into the school systems”
Ms Ulrika Nilsson
Associate Information Officer, Biosafety Unit, SCBD Action Agenda
Topic: Environmental sustainability: mitigation strategies of energy carbon footprint of the built environment
Mr. Mathurin Rouamba
Burkina Faso Biosafety Clearing-House Focal Point
Topic: Fostering biosafety commitments as a strategic framework / tool to ensure sustainable use of our biodiversity