Wednesday 23 August 2023 marked a significant milestone for Somalia when the country’s 1st National Codex Committee (NCC) meeting was held, following two days of intensive capacity building sessions involving national stakeholders.
The sessions, held on 21 and 22 August in Mogadishu, Somalia, provided training on Codex work management and were attended by 27 different state and non-state stakeholders who are members of the NCC. Somalia has been a Member of Codex since 2009.
The broad objective of the training was to enhance the capacity of these national stakeholders to support the effective functioning of the national Codex infrastructure. It focused heavily on an introduction to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, including its relevance to Somalia, Codex standards development procedures and processes, approaches for effective stakeholder engagement at national level, the functions and responsibilities of national Codex committees, different Codex deliverables (standards, codes of practice, guidelines) and the role of science and risk analysis in Codex. The training also offered hands-on practical exercises on the use of the Codex website and online tools such as the Electronic Working Group Platform and Online Commenting System, use of the Codex Trust Fund Diagnostic Tool and how to generate and draft Codex positions.
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