National Training Course in Myanmar was finished successfully NEW!!

The 3rd National Training Course of the project “Strengthening Food Safety Standard Setting and Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in Myanmar” was finished successfully in Yangon, Myanmar from 20 to 21 December 2016.  The National Training Course was organized by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar.

The main objectives of the training course were to provide participants with:

1) An enhanced understanding of the structure and function of Codex Alimentarius Commission and National Codex Committee
2) An enhanced knowledge about effective participation in Codex activities
3) Draft road map for improving standard development activities and strengthening Codex activities

The training course methodology consisted of lectures, sharing of other country experiences followed by discussions and group work.

Report (will be posted soon)

Agenda (incl. Presentation Handout Link) NEW!!

Concept Note

List of Participants

Photo Gallery NEW!!

Newsletter 12th issue NEW!!

The 12th Newsletter was issued and uploaded in November 2016.

Main contents of the 12th issue are as follows;

■Forthcoming events

Regional Training Workshop on Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in ASEAN Countries

National Training Course in Myanmar on capacity development for Codex standards setting and implementation

■Report of recent food safety events in FAORAP

Workshop on “Implementation of Good Agriculture Practices in SAARC Countries: Sharing Experiences of the SAARC GAP Scheme”

National Training Course on capacity development for Codex standard setting and implementation in Lao PDR

Side-event “Revitalization of Regional Coordinating Committees (RCCs) and Strengthening Standard-setting and Implementation of Codex Standards” at CCASIA 20

■From Project Team

Mr. Sridhar Dharmapuri has joined FAORAP as Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer effective 1 October 2016

Feedback from ASEAN countries on achievements and challenges of the previous Codex capacity building project, GCP/RAS/280/JPN

Project website has been remodelled

 

 

Full version of the newsletter is available <please click here>

Regional Training Workshop in Thailand was finished successfully NEW!!

The 5th Regional Training Workshop entitled “Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in ASEAN Countries” was finished successfully in Bangkok, Thailand from 9 to 11 January 2017.

The main objectives of the regional training workshop were to provide participants with:

1) An enhanced understanding of  the impact of Codex standards on international trade, structure and function of CAC, up-to-date information of recent Codex meetings,  food safety risk analysis and risk assessment including the role of scientific expert bodies such as JECFA, JMPR, and JEMRA

2) An opportunity to share knowledge and experience on current national Codex activities in ASEAN countries and;

3) Training on development of regional/national positions through mock sessions to enhance participants capacity to contribute effectively to Codex work

The training workshop consisted of lectures, case study, and group work (including a mock training session).

Report (will be posted soon)

Agenda  (incl. Presentation Handout Link) New!!

Concept Note 

List of Participants

Logistic Note for Participants

Photo Gallery New!!

Side-Event of our project was organized successfully on 30 Sep 2016, in New Delhi, India during the CCASIA 20

A Side-Event “Revitalization of Regional Coordinating Committees (RCCs) and Strengthening Standard-setting and Implementation of Codex Standards” was organized on the occasion of the 20th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia (CCASIA 20), on Friday, 30 September 2016 11.00 – 13.00 hours, which was attended by more than 40 persons represented from more than 15 countries and international organizations.

This event was dedicated to CCASIA Members to share their lessons-learned on the process in strengthening standard-setting and implementing Codex text at the national level.

Mr. Makoto Sakashita, Project Coordinator of the project GCP/RAS/295/JPN shared information through a presentation titled “FAO activities relevant to strengthening standard-setting and implementation of Codex standards in the region.” Three ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao PDR) also shared their Codex activities with participants.

For your information, the further information of the CCASIA 20 is here.

National Training Course in Lao PDR was finished successfully

The 2nd National Training Course of the project “Strengthening Food Safety Standard Setting and Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in Lao PDR” was finished successfully in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 27 to 29 June 2016.  The National Training Course was organized by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with Ministry of Health of Lao PDR.

The general objective of the training course was to enhance capacity for food safety standards setting including contributing to Codex standards work. Specific objectives of this training course were as follows:

1)      Enhanced understanding of the structure and function of Codex Alimentarius Commission in relation to SPS/TBT Agreements and elaboration of Codex standards

2)      Enhanced knowledge of the basic concept of Codex risk analysis framework and its link to standard development and data collection and utilization

3)      Enhanced understanding of  strengthened National Codex Contact Committee

4)      Enhanced knowledge about effective participation in Codex activities

5)      Draft road map for improving standard development activities and strengthening Codex activities

 

The training course methodology consisted of lectures, sharing of other country experiences followed by discussions and group work.

Report NEW!!

Agenda (incl. Presentation Handout Link)

Concept Note 

List of Participants

Logistic Note for Participants

Photo Gallery