Technical Support to Burkina Faso on Gene Drive Stage 2 Dossier Review
AUDA-NEPAD in partnership with the National Biosafety Agency (ANB) in Burkina Faso organised a training workshop to support to the National Biosafety Committee (NBC) on stage 2 dossier review, on December 3 – 5, 2020, in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. In addition to the NBC members, and based on recommendations from previous in-country consultations, the meeting audience was extended to include researchers, faculty members and PhD students. The meeting brought together 25 participants. Amongst the countries piloting the gene drive research in the continent, Burkina Faso has successfully completed the activities in stage 1 of the process nd is now contemplating to commence stage 2. An application has been prepared and submitted to the national regulatory agency, following a successful pre-review by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
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