This publication captures lessons from the  Global UNEP-GEF Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) Capacity Building Project project which has helped 123 countries effectively participate in the BCH through a network of trained regional advisors and a peer- reviewed modular training package.

One of these lessons has been the value of establishing a Regional Advisors system, since this has led to better acceptance of advice from experts by Encouraging language and cultural compatibility, similar work ethics and work styles. Another lesson has been the importance of developing peer-reviewed training tools that can be combined in multiple ways, depending upon the workshop objective and participants, in order to create dynamic and targeted training possibilities.