FAO and COLEACP partnership: New training tools for pest risk analysis and export certification



Announcing the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization, together with the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique (COLEACP) to promote global plant health.


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Time and Date: 19 November 15:30-17:30 (CET)

Recording: https://fao.zoom.us

Passcode: COLEACP21+


Languages: English with simultaneous interpretation into French, Arabic and Russian.


Join the event to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and COLEACP, to enhance global plant health.

COLEACP works through a network of companies, professional organizations and experts to strengthen the agri-food sector in 50 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

As e-learning courses are becoming an increasingly useful alternative to in-person training: the IPPC Secretariat and COLEACP have developed two courses for phytosanitary practitioners worldwide.


We will introduce two new e-learning courses, that will allow both self-training and long-distance tutoring:

Pest Risk Analysis (PRA): detailing all stages of PRA: Initiation, Pest risk assessment and Pest risk management, discussing the process of evaluating biological and scientific evidence to determine whether an organism is a pest, whether it should be regulated, and the strength of any phytosanitary measures to be taken against it.

Export certification: which covers the step by step aspects of the complex process of Export certification and the key processes for promoting safe trade of plants and plant products.

Funding of elearning courses: 11th European Development Fund (EDF) via the COMESA Secretariat


Get to know more through these links:

Pest Risk Analysis

Export Certification

Private Sector Partnerships Connect Portal

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Program

Content Presenter Time
Opening Remarks Beth Bechdol, FAO Deputy Director-General 15:30 –15:40
Welcoming remarks Avetik Nersysian, Officer-in-Charge for daily matters, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, FAO 15:40 –15:50
Welcoming remarks Jeremy Knops, General Delegate, COLEACP 15:50 –16:00
Official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Beth Bechdol / Jeremy Knops 16:00 –16:10
Demonstration of the private sector webpage for COLEACP Alexander Jones, Director of FAO Resource Mobilization and Private Sector Partnerships 16:10 –16:20
COMESA Secretariat involvement on e-learning courses Shawa Dingiswayo, COMESA Secretariat  16:20 –16:30
Demonstration of the course’s format including tutoring and follow up options David Sodade, Training Project Manager, COLEACP   16:30 –16:45
Brief Overview of the content of the courses Juan Rull, Phytosanitary Specialist, IPPC Secretariat 16:45 –16:55
Q&A session and zoom poll Sarah Brunel, Agricultural Officer, IPPC Secretariat, FAO 16:55 –17:20
Closing remarks  Jingyuan Xia, Director of FAO Plant Production and Protection Division and Officer-in-Charge for the IPPC Secretariat 17:20 –17:30
The seminar will be moderated by Jingyuan Xia, Director of FAO Plant Production and Protection Division and Officer-in-Charge for the IPPC Secretariat

This web page was last updated on 2021-11-26. For further information please contact [email protected].

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