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National Node of the BCH
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-08-23 14:16 UTC (philippe.leblond@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2021-03-29 15:09 UTC (kareem.bahlawan@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2021-03-29 15:09 UTC (kareem.bahlawan@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Valhallavägen 199
Sweden, SE-10525
Phone:+ 46 8 698 5000
Fax:+46 8 20 8864
Url:Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Government agency (National/Federal)
Thematic areas
General biosafety
Organization’s profile
Sida's goal is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions.
Contact person
Mrs. Gity Behravan
Research Advisor
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Department for Research Cooperation (SAREC)
Valhallavägen 199
Sweden, SE-10525
Phone:+46 8 698 5261
Fax:+46 8 698 5656
Additional Information
Additional Information
The East African Regional Programme and Research Network for Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biotechnology Policy Development (BIOEARN) is strengthening research capacity in several fields related to biotechnology and in issues related to biopolicy and biosafety. The participating countries share a similar biodiversity and all have to assess questions related to trade agreements, ownership of plant material, environment, etc. The build-up of regional research capacity and joint policy discussions related to biotechnology are of crucial importance when decision-makers and civil society are confronted with the growing importance of biological resource management. Capacity building in a sandwich model is a joint effort between Swedish universities and their African counterparts. It means that Ph.D. students from Africa study their own countries problems but divide their time between their home university and a Swedish institution. The Natural Science Council of Uganda and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) coordinate the programme.