Relevant Legislative Assistance Projects

Current projects

Enhanced biosecurity in South East Asia
Funded by the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative: Project 81
2019-2022
Project website 

Legislative Assistance for National Implementation of the BTWC and CWC
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2020-2022
Project overview
Project agreement

EU Council Decision 2019/97 in support of the BTWC
VERTIC:
Possible participation in Project 1 on Support for BTWC universalisation
Legal expert for Project 2 on Capacity development in support of BTWC implementation (legal advice for BTWC implementation)
2019 – 2022

Recently completed projects

Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialised Training on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asian Countries
Funded by European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative: Project 53
Project website, Biosafety and Biosecurity conference, Regional Workshop, WHO consultation, BTWC MSP side event, Project completion

Strengthening CBRN Waste management capabilities in South-East and Eastern European countries
Funded by the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative: Project 67
2018 – 2021 (VERTIC completed its project activities in 2019)
Project website, Kick off meeting, Project completion

Biosecurity Regulatory Analysis
Funded by the US Department of State Biosecurity Engagement Program
2011-2016 

To build ODA States capacity in their efforts to develop and adopt legislative and regulatory measures to implement their obligations under the BTWC
Funded by the UK FCO Counterproliferation Programme (with additional UNODA funding)
2017-2018 

National Biosafety & Biosecurity Implementation
Funded by Global Affairs Canada
2018-2019
Casablanca workshop, Project completion

Project 3 of the EU Council Decision 2016/51 in support of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC),
Implemented by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)/BWC Implementation Support Unit
Drafting workshops: Malawi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Nepal

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