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Workshop on development of national gene banks in OIC member states

July 5 - July 7

A 3-day Workshop is expected to examine various thematic issues relating to the acquisition, utilisation and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The major themes to be discussed are as follows:

  • Role and Importance of Gene Banks for Conserving Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
  • Country Experiences on Gene Banks and International Collaboration, including on-going initiative by COMSTECH on intra-OIC capacity-building on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture;
  • Overview of Global and Regional Agreements on PGRFA, including forests and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture;
  • Agricultural Bio-diversity and Resilient Food Systems;
  • Issues and Challenges on Conservation and Sharing of Genetic Resources ;
  • Developing National Capacities on Bio-Diversity and Role of Regional Centres of Excellence 65.

Presentations would be conducted by invited resource persons/delegates from member states of OIC/IOFS and invitees from partnering institutions, such as COMSTECH, IsDB, ICARDA, ICBA, NASEC (Kazakhstan) and FAO, among others. Rapporteurs for each thematic session would be selected from delegates of member states and representatives of partnering institutions.

All information and registration form available here

Venue

Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map

Please note, due to Coronavirus outbreak, many of the conferences are either postponed or cancelled.

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