BIOSAFETY CLEARING HOUSE
PROJECT PHASE II

 

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REGIONAL ADVISORS FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Aleksej TARASJEV, PhD
Serbia
Languages: Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian, Russian and English 

Ecological geneticist and evolutionary ecologist from the Institute for Biological Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Chair of Serbian Expert Biosafety Council. Served as a member of BCH IAC, Steering Committee of Coordination Meetings for Biosafety Capacity-Building Activities and Liaison Group on Capacity-building for Biosafety . Worked at a position of Officer for Agricultural Research and Biotechnology in FAO REU and as FAO International consultant for risk analysis. Following COP MOP request conducted a Study of BCH Users and Potential Users for SCBD. Organizer and trainer in several courses, seminars and workshops on various topics for different and usually diverse target groups (advanced students, specialists, teachers, media, regional and national competent authorities including EU member states, phytosanitary and customs officers, general public). Worked as RA since the beginning of UNEP GEF BCH projects. Fluent in Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian, Russian and English.

 
Vida Marolt  Parabucki
Slovenia
Languages: English, Serbian,Macedonian,Bulgarian,Italian and French

Vida Marolt  Parabucki is IT professional working on different positions in IT industry from development to organizing and delivery of IT education for past 25 years. Currently she works with multinational company on delivery of IT courses in South Eastern Europe and CIS countires. She organizes more than 20 events per week providing environment and instructors with adequate skills.

She participated in BCH I project as Regional IT BCH Advisor organizing and delivering national and global workshops for UNEP-GEF project for Capacity Building.

  • National Workshops conducted From 2005 till March 2009 in Latvia (2  workshops), Lithuania (2 workshop), Estonia (1 workshop), Slovenia (2 workshops), Czech+Slovak (1 workshop), Croatia (4 workshops),   Montenegro ( 1 workshop),   Belarus (1 workshop)

  • Global Workshops conducted:
  • EU – Ljubljana September 2007

  • Train the trainer – Geneva October 2007

  • Regional workshop for CEE and Asia – Kairo March 2008

  • Regional workshop for CEE and Asia – COP-MOP Bonn May 2008

  • Regional workshop for CEE and Asia –  Seul   December 2008

  • She participated in COP-MOP in Bonn in  May 2008 as member of Slovenian delegation.
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    Anastasiya Idrisova
    Tajikistan
    Languages: English, Russian

    Anastasiya Idrisova holds a Medical Diploma, as well as multi-disciplinary Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from four leading European Universities (Lund University, University of Manchester, Central European University, and Aegean University). She also completed the postgraduate Biosafety Course “Holistic Foundations for Assessment and Regulation of Genetic and Genetically Modified Organisms” at the University of Tromso. Anastasiya has been working on biosafety and biodiversity conservation issues for the last ten years both at national and regional levels and has thorough experience in development and implementation of projects as well as strategic documents and guidelines. She has more than 12 years’ experience in developing training curricula and materials and delivering workshops and trainings on various environmental issues at different levels and for various target groups.  

    Anastasiya Idrisova joined UNEP-GEF as a BCH Regional Advisor in 2005 sharing her knowledge and experience with countries from Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. During the BCH I Project she provided assistance to six countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Tajikistan and Ukraine) and delivered more than 12 national trainings and workshops, and a sub-regional workshop. Prior to serving as a Regional Advisor on the Cartagena Protocol, Anastasiya worked as a National Project Coordinator for the UNEP-GEF Project on the Development of National Biosafety Framework for the Republic of Tajikistan. She also served as a BCH National Focal Point for Tajikistan and as a Member of the Informal Advisory Committee for the Biosafety Clearing-House, SCBD. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at Central European University in Budapest. Anastasiya is fluent in English and Russian.