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Isabela Hernández

Country of origin: Dominican Republic Currently in: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2019 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

In process of publishing the Dominican Sixth National Report on Biodiversity for the Convention convention on Biological Diversity. Working with the Scientific Fundation "Hispaniolana" in the project: Conservation of threatened species in the Natural Monument Las Dunas de las Calderas, Dominican Republic. In the process of thesis on the "Characterization of the Nervous System in larvae of Osteopilus dominicensis (Anura: Hylidae)".

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am a Technician in the Biosafety area in the Department of Genetic Resources of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic. My duties in the area of the Biosafety Division are to assist in the implementation of the Law on Biosafety (219-15). I serve as Secretary of the National Biosafety Commission (CONABIO) representing the Department of Genetic Resources. I am part of the technical team that draws up the draft CONABIO Regulations and I am in charge of coordinating with the other institutions, organizations, and universities the CONABIO meetings. Since 2018, I have been the counterpart of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for technical support in the preparation of the sixth national biodiversity report of the Dominican Republic, part of my work includes conducting workshops and meetings with relevant institutions and National Stakeholders that contribute to the National Strategy for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Action Plan 2011-2020 (NBSAP) compiling their contributions towards achieving the Aichi and national goals.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Mexico, Mexico City Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean in strengthening capacities for the integration and implementation of the Biosafety Protocol, and the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
2018 Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic Introduction to Open Standards for Conservation Practice
2018 Panamá, Panamá City Risk assessment of living modified organisms for Latin America
2018 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Training in the application of KAP surveys (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) within the framework of the UNDP-GEF ABS Global Project
2018 E-Platform: United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations System Staff College, Module 1: Public Access to Biosafety Information
2019 Bonao, Dominican Republic Workshop Training of trainers to support the implementation of the "Global Project for Strengthening Human Resources, Legal Frameworks and Institutional Capacities to Implement the Nagoya Protocol"
2019 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Regional workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on Negotiating contracts for access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing.
2019 Tokyo, Japan International workshop on “Implementing integrated approaches in production landscapes and seascapes in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)”


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