Call for experts and technical materials: IPPC Guide on Pest Status

Publié on jeu, 25 Avr 2019, 16:50
Deadline on sam, 15 Jui 2019, 16:08

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

  • Nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Working Group to develop the IPPC Guide on Pest Status (2017-048)

  • Submissions of any existing relevant materials for the development of the Guide on Pest Status (2017-048)

Purpose of the Guide:

The IPPC Guide on Pest Status is meant to support the implementation of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 8 Determination of pest status in an area. ISPM 8 is currently in the final stages of revision and is expected to go for the second consultation on 1 July 2019 (Specification 59). The development of the Guide on Pest Status is being initiated in order to provide relevant resources in a timely manner and to facilitate the implementation of the revised ISPM 8 by IPPC contracting parties (CPs), after it has been adopted by CPM. Aligning the development of IPPC guides with the development of ISPMs is considered as a way to establish a holistic approach to the implementation of the IPPC.

Deadline: Nominations and Submissions are due 15 June 2019

Who can Apply and Contribute:

  • Nominations for qualified experts and Submissions of relevant technical materials are accepted from:

    • National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs)
    • Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs)
    • Relevant scientific or regulatory institutions AND
    • Standards Committee (SC)
  • Nominations for qualified experts to be accompanied by a Summary of Expertise, an up-to-date CV and a signed Statement of Commitment.

  • Specific Practical Expertise Required:

    • Managing phytosanitary systems
    • Pest risk analysis
    • Surveillance and/ or eradication programs for regulated pests
    • Determination of pest status and verification of pest records
    • Development of phytosanitary guidance, manuals and/or training materials
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: EXPERTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE WORKING GROUP MEETING, TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019 IN ROME, ITALY. ANY CHANGE WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE IPPC CALENDAR (2019).

  • Submissions of relevant technical materials should be accompanied by a statement granting the IPPC Secretariat permission to use the materials, except any materials that are specifically excluded, as deemed necessary.

Nominations and Technical Materials should be submitted to:

  • the IPPC Secretariat e-mail (ippc@fao.org.)
  • with the copy to Ms. Barbara Peterson (barbara.peterson@canada.ca.)
  • the name of the nominating NPPO/RPPO/institution and the words “Call for Experts: IPPC Guide on Pest Status” or “Technical Materials: IPPC Guide on Pest Status” should be placed in the subject line.

The deadline is 15 June 2019.

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