Planning Research and Statistics

The Functions of this Department include:

(a) Propose for approval the overall policy guidance on issues of biosafety in Nigeria;

(b) Board matters;

(c) Research and Planning;

(d) Public awareness and enlightenment programs on Biosafety;

(e) Serves as the Secretariat of the National Biosafety Committee;

(f) Maintains a database on releases of GMOs in the country;

(g) Carry out capacity building activities;

(h) Biosafety Treaties, Bi-lateral/Multilateral land Conventions: (Matters on the Convention on Biological Diversity Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Supplementary Protocol on Biosafety, the biosafety clearing house, African Union on Biosafety and ECOWAS Biosafety);

(i) Liaise with relevant stakeholders i.e. civil societies on Biosafety matters.

(j) Serves as the Secretariat of the National Biosafety Committee Liaise with the Secretariat of the Convention and the biosafety clearing house with respect to the administrative functions required under the Protocol;

(k) Maintains a database on releases of GMOs in the country;

(l) Maintain the BCH website and Biosafety Data Base;

(m) Carry out such other duties as may be necessary for the full discharge of the functions of the National Biosafety Management Agency under the Act.