APAARI Webinar Series on Applications of Gene Editing in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia-Pacific Region 18 August 2021


Applications of gene-editing to advance agricultural sustainability and nutrition security is receiving significant interest, with a rich pipeline of gene edited plants being developed by public and private sector organizations across the Asian continent. In anticipation of large-scale commercialization of gene-edited plants, important regional consultations have been convened to identify and address associated policy and regulatory issues. There is a clear need for science-based, predictable and proportionate regulations to encourage innovations in gene editing. It has also been stressed that the harmonization of approaches within the Asia-Pacific region is important for collaboration in research, capacity development, regulation, and trade.

To support advancement of these recommendations, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), a membership-based, apolitical and multi-stakeholder regional organization engaged in activities to bring about collective change in agri-food systems of Asia-Pacific, will host a Webinar Series on Applications of Gene Editing in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia-Pacific Region. The webinar series will take place over the course of 3-days and will cover key aspects, include presentations by subject specific experts and followed by panel discussion.

The webinar seris is FREE for all to attend, but pre-registration is required.
If you are interested in attending this event, please CLICK HERE to register.

Please see below for official agenda.

WEBINAR 1
Genome Editing Tools & its Applications for Targeted Plant Breeding
21 July 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ICT (GMT+7)

TIME (GMT+7) AGENDA
10: 30 am - 10:35 am

Welcome & Introduction

10:35 am - 10:40 am

Remarks by the Chair/Moderator

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Presentation on Applications of Gene Editing in Plants for Agricultural Sustainability and Nutrition Security

11:05 am - 11:25 am

Presentation on Advances in the Techniques for Gene Editing

11:25 am - 12:25 pm

Panel Discussions

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

WEBINAR 2
Advancing Genome Edited Plants From Lab to Land
4 August 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ICT (GMT+7)

TIME (GMT+7) AGENDA
10: 30 am - 10:35 am

Welcome & Introduction

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Remarks by the Chair/Moderator

10:45 am - 11:05 am

Presentation on Regulating Genome Editing in Agriculture – Context and Status

11:05 am - 11:15 am

Presentation on Status of Discussions in International Fora with a Focus on OECD

11:15 aam - 11:25 am

Presentation on Status of Discussions in International Fora with a Focus on Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

11:25 am - 12:25 pm

Panel Discussions

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

WEBINAR 3
Enabling Policies for Genome Editing in Agriculture
18 August 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ICT (GMT+7)

TIME (GMT+7) AGENDA
10: 30 am - 10:35 am

Welcome & Introduction

10:35 am - 10:40 am

Remarks by the Chair/Moderator

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Presentation on Need for Harmonized Policies for Research, Deployment and Trade of Genome-Edited Plants

11:05 am - 11:25 am

Presentation on Understanding the IPR Landscape of Gene Editing

11:25 am - 12:25 pm

Panel Discussions

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks