Calls on Implementation and Capacity Development Activities


Calls on Implementation and Capacity Development activities


Call for experts to develop e-learning materials on “Pest Risk Analysis”

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting: 

  • Nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in Virtual Working Groups (WG) to develop e-learning materials on “Pest Risk Analysis”; 
  • Submissions of any existing relevant materials for the development of training resource(s) on pest risk analysis, as described in a previous call;
  • In-kind contributions to support the development of the above described resource(s).

These materials will be prepared under the framework of the FAO project to support the COMESA trade facilitation programme (GCP/INT/387/COM).

Deadline:  Nominations and Submissions are due 14 June 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at: http://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-experts-to-develop-e-learning-materials-on-pest-risk-analysis/


Call for experts to develop e-learning materials on “Phytosanitary export certification system”

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting: 

  • Nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in Virtual Working Groups (WG) to develop e-learning materials on “Phytosanitary export certification system”;
  • Submissions of any existing relevant materials for the development of additional resource(s) on phytosanitary export certification system;
  • In-kind contributions to support the development of the above described resource(s).

These materials will be prepared under the framework of the FAO project to support the COMESA trade facilitation programme (GCP/INT/387/COM).

Deadline:  Nominations and Submissions are due 14 June 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at: http://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-experts-to-develop-e-learning-materials-on-phytosanitary-export-certification-system/


Call for case studies related to Plant Pest Surveillance Guide (2017-049)

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting:

Case studies to support implementation of ISPM 6 (Surveillance), which may be appended to the Plant Pest Surveillance Guide (2017-049).

The Plant Pest Surveillance Guide provides general guidance to National Plant Protection Organizations to support the implementation of ISPM 6 (Surveillance). The Guide is currently under revision, aligning it with the revised ISPM 6 which was adopted in 2018.

The IPPC Secretariat is looking for case studies that provide detailed examples of surveillance programmes or materials used to support a National Surveillance System as illustrated in ISPM 6.

Deadline: Submissions are due 05 June 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at: http://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-case-studies-related-to-plant-pest-surveillance-guide-2017-049/


Call for phytosanitary technical resources related to e-Commerce, PRA and Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems that may be shared with the IPPC community

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting:

• Phytosanitary technical resources and case studies (e.g. manuals, standard operating procedures, advocacy materials, factsheets, infographics, training materials, risk assessments, guidelines, tools)

The IPPC Secretariat periodically issues calls for existing phytosanitary technical resources developed by NPPOs, RPPOs and other organizations that may be shared with the IPPC community. The submitted materials are reviewed by the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) against established criteria. Suitable materials are made available on the IPP as Contributed Resources (https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/guides-and-training-materials/contributed-resource-list/).

The aim of this call is to collect additional resources that may be shared among NPPOs and other stakeholders.

Deadline: Submissions are due 30 June 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-phytosanitary-technical-resources-related-to-e-commerce-pra-and-pest-outbreak-alert-and-response-systems-that-may-be-shared-with-the-ippc-community/


Call for case studies related to Pest Status determination

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions of case studies to support implementation of ISPM 8: Determination of Pest Status and enhance the Pest Status Guide (2017-039), which is currently under development.

The objective of the Pest Status Guide is to provide general guidance to national plant protection organizations and to support the implementation of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area (2009-05). Selected case studies will be included as appendices to the Guide.

Deadline: Submissions are due 29 March 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-case-studies-related-to-pest-status-determination/


Call for Pest Outbreak Alert from Contracting Parties

The IPPC Secretariat is currently involved globally in the prevention of Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) and of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (TR4) (Fusarium Wilt TR4) and these pests will be included in the IPPC programme on Strengthening Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems. Contracting Parties are therefore invited NOT to provide an update on these two pests but rather provide alerts on other pest outbreaks which could have regional impacts.

Please send your proposal to Sarah Brunel (sarah.brunel@fao.org) by the 6th of March 2020 (no proposal will be accepted after that date), with a one page summary addressing the points listed above in an FAO official language.

Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-pest-outbreak-alert-from-contracting-parties/


Call for proposals for Success and Challenges in Implementation

Please send your proposal to Sarah Brunel (sarah.brunel@fao.org) by the 28th of February 2020 (no proposal will be accepted after that date), with a one page summary in an official FAO language detailing the following five points:

  1. The proposed title of your presentation
  2. What is the challenge or success you are dealing with
  3. How you dealt successfully with it
  4. What the effect – or anticipated effect - of your action
  5. How your story can inspire or help others

Deadline: Submissions are due 28 February 2020

Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-proposals-on-the-successes-and-challenges-of-implementation-of-the-convention/


Call for Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) members

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting Nominations for regional representative and experts to be members (and replacement members) of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC).

Nominations should be submitted by the national IPPC Official Contact Points or Regional Plant Protection Organizations(RPPOs) official contact points to the IPPC Secretariat. Clearly marked in the subject line as regional nominations (will be submitted to the Bureau member from your region for selection) or expert nominations (selected by the Bureau).

All nominations are due 14 February 2020.

Further details are available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/call-for-implementation-and-capacity-development-committee-ic-members/


This web page was last updated on 2020-04-10. For further information please contact Descartes.Koumba@fao.org.

Title Files Publication date
Nominee details and summary of expertise form - IPPC Guide on Pest Status En 25 Apr 2019
Statement of Commitment - IPPC Guide on Pest Status En 25 Apr 2019
Additional information: Guide for Pest Status En 26 Apr 2019
Additional information for the ISPM 15 Implementation resource En 10 May 2019
Nominee details and summary of expertise form – ISPM15 Implementation Resource En 10 May 2019
Statement of Commitment – ISPM15 Implementation Resource En 10 May 2019
Statement of Commitment - Beyond Compliance Project En 29 Nov 2019
Abstract Submission Form for IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas and Surveillance En 24 May 2019
Nominee details and summary of expertise form - Avocado production, ASBVd, phytosanitary risk assessments and ISPMs En 24 Oct 2019
Trade Cases Template - Beyond Compliance Project En 29 Nov 2019
Project reporting template(2019-08) En 15 Aug 2019
Case study Template for IPPC Implementation resources En 28 Jan 2020
Nominee details and summary of expertise - IC Members En 10 Dec 2019
Regional SPS Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, 27-30 April 2020 En 10 Feb 2020
Form for Technical Resources - Contributed Resources En 20 Mar 2020
FAO Permission Request Form - Contributed Resources En 20 Mar 2020
Statement of Commitment - IC Members En 10 Dec 2019
Statement of Commitment - eLearning Export Certification En 22 May 2020
Nominee details and summary of expertise form - eLearning Export certification En 22 May 2020
Additional Information - eLearning Export certification En 22 May 2020
Statement of Commitment - PRA eLearning En 22 May 2020
Nominee details and summary of expertise form - PRA En 22 May 2020
Additional Information - PRA eLearning En 22 May 2020

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