Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) (December 2021)

10 December 08:30-10:30 (CET)

Registration for this webinar is now open:

The IPPC Implementation and Review Support System (IRSS) invites you to an interactive webinar on IRSS’s journey, its milestones and impact on the plant health sector.

All are very welcome to join, whether you are an expert who has been involved with IRSS in the past or if you’re new to the System and have not heard it mentioned before. During the webinar, key speakers will also share the wealth of studies, topics and materials currently available as well as chart a new pathway for a better and more sustainable IRSS that will benefit the IPPC community, national and regional plant protection organizations, governance bodies, contracting parties to the IPPC, and beyond.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French, Russian and Arabic.


Implementation Review and Support System


Content Presenter Time
Opening Remarks Brent Larson, IFU Lead, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, FAO 08:30 –08:40
“Planting the seed” Presentation:
1. History of IRSS
2. EU Perspective: Investing in IRSS

1. Brent Larson, IFU Lead, IPPC Secretariat, FAO
2. Roman Vagner, Plant Health Administrator, European Commission and DG Health and Food Safety
08:40 –09:00
“Bearing fruit” Interviews:
1. IRSS Key achievements, milestones
2. Impact of IRSS tools

1. Melanie Bateman, Crop Health Adviser, CABI
2. Kyu-Ock Yim, Export Management Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea
09:00 –09:20
“Continued growth” Interview on ongoing IRSS work 1. Natalia Sherokolava, Consultant on Phytosanitary Diagnostic Protocols, FAO
2. Ringolds Arnitis, International Consultant on Phytosanitary Systems, FAO
09:20 –09:40
“Pruning” Interview on next steps on IRSS and best practices Descartes Koumba, IRSS Lead, IPPC Secretariat
Laure Weber-Vintzel, Program Manager, OIE Observatory
09:40 –10:00
Panel Q&A with speakers Facilitator  10:00 – 10:20
Online survey: Participant feedback on the webinar, Closing remarks Sarah Brunel, IFU Deputy Team Lead, IPPC Secretariat, FAO  10:20 – 10:30

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