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.
Time and Date: 19 November 15:30-17:30 (CET)
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:
|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|
|Doc #||Agenda #||Title||Files||Publication date|
|Speaker biographies||En||18 Nov 2021|
|COMESA presentation||En||19 Nov 2021|
|New training tools for pest risk analysis and export certification||En||19 Nov 2021|