EU CBRN CoE Projet 46 – NLEs Workshop in Mandalay, Myanmar

The National Laboratory Experts (NLE) Workshop on Biosafety, Biosecurity and Biorisk Management took place on 11-12 September in Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The workshop is organized within the framework of the European Union (EU) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE).

The abovementioned event is part of Phase 2 of the Regional Biorisk Expert Team (BET) training pathways of Project 46.  Dr. Wah Wah Aung from the Department of Medical Research (Ministry of Health and Sport) and Dr. Kinh Mar Mya from the Biotechnology Research Department (Ministry of the Education), who were previously trained as BET trainers under the same project, delivered the training for the benefit of the 15 participants selected at the national level.

This workshop was organized with the support of the CBRN CoE National Focal Point of Myanmar, Dr. Khin Maung Latt, Director General of the Department of Technical Promotion and Coordination (Ministry of Education).

The workshop followed Phase 1 (Workshop I and Workshop II) of the project, where 16 delegates involved in the program from the participating South-East Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, were trained as trainers in the field of Bio-Risk Management. The two BET trainers of Myanmar are now bringing their expertise gained through the project into practice.

These workshops are organized in the framework of Component 2 – Capacity Building in Bio-Risk Management, including Biosafety, Biosecurity and Waste Management – of Project 46 “Enhancement of CBRN capacities of South East Asia in addressing CBRN risk mitigation concerning CBRN first response, biosafety and biosecurity, awareness raising and legal framework”.

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