This capacity building workshop aims to familiarize participants with the key aspects of SEC and make them aware of the requirements, options and constraints of considering socioeconomic aspects in GMO policy–making. At the end of the workshop participants should: (i) Be familiar of the various dimensions of socio-economic issues, together with impacts and approaches as well as challenges in assessing these impacts; (ii) Be familiar of different options and challenges to include these aspects in policy making by drawing on illustrative examples, i.e. countries that have official procedures in place to deal with socio-economic considerations (both developing and developed countries); (iii) Be aware of possible facilitating and hindering factors in international law; (iv) Identify possible options and constraints for their country context.
This workshop is being conducted as part of the UNEP-GEF Regional Project for Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region, No. GFL/2328-2716-4C20.