NIM Senior Legal Officer participates in Training Workshop for African BWC National Contact Points

On 17-18 October, NIM Senior Legal Officer Sonia Drobysz participated in a Training Workshop for African Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) National Contact Points at the African Union (AU)’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Organised by the AU’s Commission and the BWC Implementation Support Unit, the event brought together 22 States and assistance providers with a view to improve national implementation of the BWC. The capacity-building activity addressed existing challenges in the implementation of the BWC on the African continent and imparted practical information, skills and guidance pertaining to the roles and responsibilities of BWC NCPs.

Sonia Drobysz gave a joint presentation with the representative of Sierra Leone on “Putting into place national legislation for the BWC”, discussing the recent BWC national legislation workshop held in Freetown on 13-15 September.