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Title: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Programme – Supporting Knowledgeable Decision-making and Building Capacities to Start and Implement Nuclear Power
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 6000030
Type of Partner: State
Country: Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, Turkey
Region: Eastern Africa, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Western Africa
Start Date: March 2018
Project Description: A three-week course to ‘train the trainers’ from Member States and provide them with tools to develop national training programmes on building the necessary skills and capabilities for nuclear infrastructure development. The overall focus of the course was on what makes a nuclear power project unique among other major projects and the characteristics of nuclear power that need special attention. These include nuclear safety, security and safeguards; implementing international legal instruments; enacting a comprehensive nuclear law and establishing a regulatory framework; financing and government involvement; and the need to accumulate funds for decommissioning and radioactive waste management. 
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program – Strategic Trade Management Licensing Tabletop Exercise
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 6000029
Type of Partner: State
Country: Philippines
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: October 2017
Project Description: A tabletop exercise was designed to help the STMO test their proposed licensing procedure in preparation for the full implementation of Republic Act 10697, otherwise known as the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). The STMA is designed to manage the trade of strategic goods and help prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Technical Visit to Assist Implementation of Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan (INSSP)
Donor/Funding Partner: Malaysia
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Malaysia Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)
Unique Project Code: 6000028
Type of Partner: State
Country: Lebanon, Oman
Region: Middle East
Start Date: June 2018
Project Description: The Malaysian Atomic Energy Licensing Board has hosted a technical visit for Lebanese and Omani atomic energy authorities to help strengthen their nuclear security practices. Malaysian experts exchanged information with their colleagues from the two countries and shared best practices and lessons learned in the development of a regulatory body responsible for nuclear security. The visit helped Lebanon and Oman consider steps involved in setting up a Nuclear Security Support Centre (NSSC). The support from Malaysia was a response to Lebanon and Oman’s request to the IAEA for assistance with further implementation of their INSSPs.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Programme – Detection of Novel Coronavirus
Donor/Funding Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 6000027
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America
Start Date: March 2020
Project Description: This assistance project will provide diagnostic kits, equipment and training in nuclear-derived detection techniques to countries asking for assistance in tackling the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Participants will be trained in biosafety and biosecurity procedures to protect health and veterinary workers during sampling and analysis and to prevent further external contamination. They will immediately receive emergency toolkits with personal protection equipment, specific diagnostic reagents and laboratory consumables. A number of national laboratories will also receive additional equipment, such as biosafety cabinets and real time RT-PCR devices. The training will include veterinary experts in an effort to increase countries’ preparedness in the early detection of viruses that cause zoonotic diseases – those originating in animals that can spread to humans. They will be trained to test domestic and wild animals implicated in the transmission of coronaviruses.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: SvPrevention
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Unassigned
Unique Project Code: 6000026
Region: Global
Project Description: This organization assists healthcare facilities and infrastructure with their vulnerability to not only infectious diseases, but high-consequence diseases like Ebola virus disease. For instance, the organization performed a gap analysis at a 5 hospital healthcare system in Phoenix, AZ, and is working with them to form a response subcommittee and prepare for potential patients with diseases like Ebola. Ultimately, this organization helps healthcare facilities identify their risks for infectious disease threats, whether that be healthcare-associated infections, or special pathogens.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Biorisks: Public Communication Strategies & Campaigns
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Biosecu.re
Unique Project Code: 6000025
Region: Global
Project Description: This project focuses on the development and implementation of biorisk communication strategies and campaigns directed towards multiple audiences.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biorisk Management & Biosecurity Professional Training
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Biosecu.re
Unique Project Code: 6000024
Region: Global
Project Description: A tailored on-site training to biorisk management and biosecurity professional international certification standard for laboratory staff at government, public and private biological facilities.
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Next Generation Biosecurity: 21st Century Biorisks Project
Donor/Funding Partner: United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: Biosecu.re, Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (CPACC), University of Bath
Unique Project Code: 6000024
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Project Description: This project is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) directed towards university-level life science students and young professionals to educate and raise awareness of the potential biorisks, including dual-use research of concern, and how to mitigate them.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Global Health Security (GHS) Index
Donor/Funding Partner: Robertson Foundation
Implementing Partner: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Unique Project Code: 6000023
Type of Partner: Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: The Index is the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across the 195 countries that make up the States Parties to the International Health Regulations. Over time, the GHS Index will spur measurable changes in national health security capacity and improve international capabilities to address infectious disease outbreaks that can lead to global epidemics and pandemics.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative
Donor/Funding Partner: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Implementing Partner: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Unique Project Code: 6000022
Type of Partner: Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: This Initiative catalyzes new incentives for researchers, funders, technology investors, publishers, insurers, philanthropies, and other stakeholders to identify and reduce biological risks associated with advances in technology. Initiative members work with global leaders to pilot new approaches to improve global biosecurity, enhance governance for new biological tools and technologies, and reduce the potential for deliberate or accidental misuse that could result in a high-consequence or catastrophic biological event.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Global Biosecurity Dialogue (GBD)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Unique Project Code: 6000021
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Project Description: This Dialogue is an international cross-sectoral platform to elicit and track concrete new actions to advance international biosecurity and biosafety capacity. The Global Biosecurity Dialogue (GBD) catalyzes regional approaches to achieve tangible, measurable, sustainable outcomes and system change. The GBD also provides a sustained impetus to identify barriers, and assist countries in taking new, aligned and collective actions to achieve internationally accepted biosecurity and biosafety targets.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Countering Global Catastrophic Biological Risks (GCBRs)
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project
Implementing Partner: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Unique Project Code: 6000020
Region: Global
Project Description: This assistance activity identifies innovative approaches for reducing biological risks with population-wide consequences; facilitates commitments and actions to bolster international norms against the development and use of biological weapons and to deter powerful actors from pursuing these weapons; develops new approaches to strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC); and fosters greater interaction between biosecurity policymakers and the global catastrophic risk reduction community.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Global Parliamentary Campaign to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
Unique Project Code: 6000019
Region: Global
Project Description: This Campaign aims at marshaling global parliamentary support for a strong, effective and universal implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and UNSC resolution 1540.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Reaching Critical Will (RCW)
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Unique Project Code: 6000018
Region: Global
Project Description: This assistance activity has loosely monitored meetings of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) over the years, and has at times published summary reports on its website. This activity also included conducting gender analysis of disarmament and arms control processes. This means that Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) can advise on gender diversity, the gendered impacts of biological weapons, how predominant gender norms pose challenges to the prevention and use of biological weapons, and similar issues.
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Zoonotic Diseases-Based Surveillance Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases (CeBGID)
Unique Project Code: 6000018
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Project Description: The aim of this project is to explore the presence of bacterial and viral zoonotic diseases in Mexico, such as anthrax, plague, brucella, filovirus in wild bats, dengue, zika, and others, in human and animal populations, as well as determining the genetic variability correlation with the current climate changes and human factors on the clinical progression of the diseases.
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Development of Biodefence Capabilities Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases (CeBGID)
Unique Project Code: 6000017
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Project Description: The aim of the project is to design and develop potential therapeutics against Risk Group 4 (RG4) agents or unknown pathogens in less than 3 months through advanced technology, such as aptamers, gene editing systems, and nanotechnology. The long-term goal is to develop effective therapeutics to be deployed to first responder Mexican entities and Latin American countries with limited response capacity.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Provision of Specialized Training to Enhance First Response Capacities Against High-Risk Biological Threats
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases (CeBGID)
Unique Project Code: 6000016
Region: Caribbean, Central America, North America, South America
Project Description: The aim of this project is to provide biorisk management training to first responder entities to achieve an effective response against biological threats, such as emergent pandemics, acts of bioterrorism, or the use of bioweapons.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Clinical Decision Support Training Initiative
Donor/Funding Partner: United States, World Bank
Implementing Partner: British Medical Journal (BMJ), United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Unique Project Code: 6000015
Type of Partner: State & Intl/Regional Org
Country: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan
Region: Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia
Project Description: This global health program supports biosurveillance and builds health system capacity and resilience through workforce development. The initiative equips healthcare professionals with evidence-based resources, BMJ Best Practice (a clinical decision support tool) and BMJ Learning (a multimedia learning platform), to improve their ability to detect, diagnose, and manage infectious diseases as well as non-communicable diseases. The Initiative currently operates in 7 countries with content translated into Russian, Azeri, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, and Georgian. To date, this program has trained over 12,500 primary care and infectious disease doctors across 1000 medical institutions. BMJ has the ability to scale this program to other countries and translate our evidence-based resources into other languages.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: IFBA Global Mentorship Program
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)
Unique Project Code: 6000014
Region: Global
Project Description: The IFBA Global Mentorship Program was successfully launched in the ASEAN and other regions to support and sustain the international biosafety and biosecurity community. The program pairs experienced IFBA Certified Professionals with scientists from around the world to discuss and explore topics related to biosafety and biosecurity. A new set of topics are introduced each month including risk-based biosafety solutions, sustainable laboratories, intersectional equity, gender-based interventions and other relevant subject material. In addition to increasing the number of certified professional worldwide, one of the goals of the program is to unite and engage individuals in discussion on key subjects, including biological non-proliferation and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: International Law Impact and Infectious Disease (ILIAID) Consortium
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
Unique Project Code: 6000013
Type of Partner: State & Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: This Consortium brings together legal and governance experts to examine the benefits and barriers of international law to responding to emerging and reemerging infectious disease outbreaks.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Georgetown Infectious Disease Atlas (GIDA)
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
Unique Project Code: 6000012
Type of Partner: State & Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: This project is a tracking dashboard that allows decision-makers to better understand the funding landscape in global health security by mapping the flow of committed and disbursed funds.
Description of Activities: Funds, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
Unique Project Code: 600011
Type of Partner: State & Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: This project engages with experts in infectious diseases, ethics, and law to discuss how multidisciplinary research can advance our understandings of the changing role of the material transfer agreement in infectious disease research.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Responding to Deliberate Biological Events Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
Unique Project Code: 600010
Type of Partner: State & Foundation
Region: Global
Project Description: This project provides decisions-makers with the necessary tools to better understand what a response to a deliberate biological event could entail. These tools include: the Stakeholders in a Deliberate Biological Event (DBE) tool which describes how a deliberate biological outbreak might unfold, including the stakeholders who would be involved in identifying, responding to, and recovering from the event; tabletop exercises to test questions of governance in response to DBEs; and the Georgetown Outbreak Activity Library (GOAL), which is an online platform that maps all activities and stakeholders involved in a response. The center also identified best practices and provided guidance to State Parties for requesting assistance and operationalizing Article VII of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Technical Training, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: HRG Trade Monitor
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Research Group for Biological Arms Control (Hamburg University)
Unique Project Code: 600109
Region: Global
Project Description: The HRG Trade Monitor can be used to visualize the global trade of biological culture media. It uses data from the declarations for imports and exports by national customs authorities. In order to identify the quantity of trade of biological culture media, it refers to the portion of the national customs declaration where the description of items is enumerated based on the classification system within the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System (HS). This website uses data gathered under code 382100: “Prepared culture media for the development of micro-organisms”, which encompasses simple bulk media for mass production that are traded in large amounts for low prices to media for the development of specific strains that are traded in small amounts for high prices (not covered is Agar, HS 130231). The aforementioned data that is being used for this website is publicly available from the COMTRADE database of the UN Statistics Division. Not updated since 2016.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: BioWeapons Monitor
Donor/Funding Partner: Bioweapons Prevention Project
Implementing Partner: Research Group for Biological Arms Control (Hamburg University)
Unique Project Code: 600108
Type of Partner: NGO
Region: Global
Project Description: A follow–up to the previous format of the Bioweapons Prevention Project BioWeapons Monitor has been made available. The new format of the Monitor is a database containing information with relevance for the implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), including the obligation for peaceful technical cooperation under Article X. Users can search the information end gross or by applying analytical selectors. More than that, users are invited to contribute additional information to the monitor. Not updated since 2017.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Biodefense Graduate Program
Donor/Funding Partner: Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Implementing Partner: George Mason University
Unique Project Code: 600107
Region: Global
Project Description: The program is designed to bridge the gap between science and policy by providing students with the knowledge and analytic skills to assess the risks posed by natural and man-made biological threats and to develop strategies for reducing these risks to national and international security.
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Strengthening and Assurance Project
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, United States Department of Defense
Unique Project Code: 600106
Region: Global
Project Description: This assistance activity aims at better understanding the activities and information that States Parties would find beneficial to increasing their assurance that others are adhering to their Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) obligations.
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Global Forum on Scientific Advances Important to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, United States Department of Defense
Unique Project Code: 600105
Region: Global
Project Description: The Global Forum addresses rapidly emerging advancements in biology and biotechnology and their impact on bioweapons nonproliferation policy. The Forum facilitates engagement between States Parties and scientists with the aim of (1) informing delegations of current/emerging capabilities and risks associated with advanced biology and biotechnology and (2) raising awareness of and support for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and bioweapons nonproliferation norms among the scientific community.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Southeast Asia Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue
Donor/Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Project, United States
Implementing Partner: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, United States Department of Defense
Unique Project Code: 600104
Region: Southeast Asia
Project Description: This Dialogue addresses the broad scope of biosecurity threats in Southeast Asia and the U.S, including naturally occurring infectious diseases; novel, emerging, re-emerging pathogens with pandemic potential; the deliberate or accidental misuse of biological materials; misinformation during public health emergencies; and the benefits and risks associated with rapidly advancing biotechnology, including dual-use research and capabilities.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Available
Title: National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union, Norway
Implementing Partner: European Union CBRN Centres of Excellence
Unique Project Code: 600103
Type of Partner: State & Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2008
Project Description: This assistance programme advises States on national implementation of the obligations in international instruments, including the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 1540. The NIM Programme’s cost-free legislative advice and assistance to States consists of: raising awareness of implementation obligations; undertaking comprehensive analysis (legislation surveys) of a State’s existing laws and regulations; providing assistance in the drafting of new legislation during workshops in capitals; reviewing and commenting on existing draft legislation; providing legislative drafting tools for States’ information and use; supplying examples of legislation in force; and providing examples of different approaches to CBRN regulation.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Ongoing
Title: Capacity Building on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada, Japan, Switzerland
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU)
Unique Project Code: 600101
Type of Partner: States
Region: Global
Project Description: Ongoing assistance activities that conduct regular awareness raising and/or training workshops, meetings and exercises on biosecurity for the diplomatic, NGO community and officials based in Geneva or taking part in Biological Weapons Convention Intersessional Meetings.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Enhancing UNSCR 1540 Capabilities in the Black Sea Region Under the Framework of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Unique Project Code: 600000
Type of Partner: State
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Region: Central Asia, Europe
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project supports the implementation of Container Control Programme (CCP) Strategic Trade and Export Control (STEC) training in the Black Sea Region. It aims to enhance the capacity of frontline customs and law enforcement officers to identify and interdict high risk consignments (while facilitating legitimate trade) and combats the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and related dual-use strategic materials.
Project Budget: C$1,700,000
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Australia Group: Strengthening Biological and Chemical Export Controls
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Australia Group (AG)
Unique Project Code: 600004
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to advance the shared objectives of both the Australia Group and the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction to ensure that exports of goods and technology do not contribute to the proliferation of chemical or biological weapons.
Project Budget: C$100,000
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS) Management Development and Removal
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 600013
Type of Partner: State
Country: Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia
Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to strengthen nuclear security in up to 18 countries by updating national inventories, develop regulations for the safe and secure storage of radioactive sources, and develop a strategy for the management of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS).
Project Budget: C$9,649,824
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Radiological
Status: Active
Title: INTERPOL Operation STONE in the Caribbean
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 600014
Type of Partner: State
Country: Bahamas, Jamaica, Panama
Region: Caribbean, Central America
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to raise law enforcement awareness and build interagency awareness and cooperation in the event of a nuclear or radiological security incident in these major Caribbean maritime shipping hubs.
Project Budget: C$835,181
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Radioactive Source Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 600016
Type of Partner: State
Country: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Region: Caribbean, South America
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to remove 32 disused sealed radioactive sources from 6 countries in Latin America.
Project Budget: C$5,955,535
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Radiological
Status: Active
Title: Enhancing the Capacity of Colombia to Detect Illicitly Trafficked Nuclear and Other Radiological Materials
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: National Police of Colombia
Unique Project Code: 600017
Type of Partner: State
Country: Colombia
Region: South America
Start Date: 2016
Project Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacities of the Government of Colombia to detect and respond to nuclear or radiological security events, particularly at its principle maritime ports and airports.
Project Budget: C$6,617,382
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Nuclear Security Support to Mexico’s Federal Police
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Federal Police of Mexico, United States Department of Energy
Unique Project Code: 600018
Type of Partner: State
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Mexico’s Federal Police to detect and recover nuclear or radiological material found outside of regulatory control.
Project Budget: C$3,000,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Enhancing Capacities to Prevent the Trafficking of Radiological and Nuclear Material in the Middle East
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Unique Project Code: 600019
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project seeks to improve capabilities of state security and law enforcement officials of Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq to devise, plan, and carry out intelligence operations to thwart nuclear or radiological trafficking attempts by creating groundwork towards a sustainable training system for law enforcement, intelligence officials and other concerned ministries and agencies and helping foster greater regional cooperation and sharing of information.
Project Budget: C$1,600,000
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Support for the 3rd International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Unique Project Code: 600020
Type of Partner: State
Region: Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project supports the participation of representatives from different regions to attend the 3rd International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security (IRCNS). This conference seeks to strengthen global nuclear security through the exchange of experiences, best practices, and lessons learned in securing nuclear and radioactive material, and strengthening regional and international cooperation.
Project Budget: C$300,000
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Network Development/Outreach, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Global Dialogue Forum on Nuclear Security Priorities (2019-2021)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Unique Project Code: 600022
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project supports the organization of 6 "Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security" meetings between 2019-2021 to gather key international stakeholders to share best practices, develop new ideas for promoting nuclear security, track the progress of ongoing work, and encourage action in order to strengthen nuclear security worldwide.
Project Budget: C$1,605,000
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Active
Title: Global Threat Reduction Programme (GTRP) – UK Global Nuclear Security Programme
Donor/Funding Partner: United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600029
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Project Description: This programme works both bi-laterally with partner countries and through partners to deliver programmes that improve the security of nuclear and radiological materials and to reduce the risk of such materials being obtained by non-state actors. The programme focuses on four thematic areas: 1) the security of nuclear materials; 2) security culture; 3) counter nuclear smuggling and border security; and 4) radiological source security and the promotion of alternative technologies. The UK’s bilateral security culture programme runs several courses a year both in London and for countries and regions on the principle of material security (both physical protection and insider threat). These courses are for operators, regulators, relevant authorities, and academia.
Project Budget: £8,000,000/Year
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Ongoing
Title: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program: Countering Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600030
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project works to counter the Islamic Republic of Iran’s acquisition of technology and materials related to its ballistic missile programs. Program activities include: 1) training government entities, such as financial intelligence units, and the private sector to identify Iranian WMD procurement networks and implement counterproliferation finance controls; 2) working with port operators and others to identify and deny services to sanctioned Iranian vessels; and 3) assisting partner countries to adopt public-private sector cooperation and utilize Know-Your-Customer due diligence to prevent Iran from acquiring technology to advance its ballistic missile program.
Project Budget: US$9,000,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Border/Export Control, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Ongoing
Title: Spent Fuel Nondestructive Assay
Donor/Funding Partner: Sweden, United States
Implementing Partner: United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600039
Type of Partner: State
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project developed and tested integrated technologies to improve nondestructive assay (NDA) measurements of spent nuclear fuel assemblies prior to placement in difficult-to-access long-term geologic storage to provide confidence that no nuclear material has been diverted.
Project Budget: US$942,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Completed
Title: Material Management and Minimization (MMM) Program
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United States National Nuclear Security Administration
Unique Project Code: 600100
Type of Partner: State
Region: Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania
Project Description: This program works with international partners at civilian sites across the globe to remove or confirm the disposition of high risk nuclear materials (e.g. highly enriched uranium and plutonium) that could be used by terrorists to make an improvised nuclear device.
Project Budget: US$13,000,000
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Ongoing
Title: Material Management and Minimization (MMM) Program
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United States National Nuclear Security Administration
Unique Project Code: 600040
Type of Partner: State
Region: Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania
Project Description: This program works with civilian facilities and government entities to convert research reactors from the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. This includes collaborating with international colleagues to develop and qualify a new high-density LEU fuel to support the conversion of some of the remaining high-flux research reactors.
Project Budget: US$80,000,000
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Ongoing
Title: Connecting One Health Science and Global Health Security Policy
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: One Health Platform
Unique Project Code: 600042
Type of Partner: State
Region: Africa, Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: The project supports the One Health Platform (which is a scientific reference network and a strategic forum of One Health stakeholders) to establish a bio-threats scanning group and support outreach to strengthen the global “One Health” community and connect disparate stakeholders from the Global Health Security sector.
Project Budget: C$679,500
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Maintenance Works and Technical Improvements at Ghana’s Veterinary Services Directorate (VSD)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Unique Project Code: 600043
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ghana
Region: Eastern Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project is a maintenance initiative to address technical and mechanical issues at three Veterinary Services Directorate (VSD)-laboratories in Ghana. It includes hands-on mentorship and training for locally-hired maintenance personnel to ensure that the facilities can be sustainably maintained going forward.
Project Budget: C$527,336
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Support for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Outreach in Africa
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: United States Department of State, Wilton Park
Unique Project Code: 600012
Type of Partner: State
Region: Africa
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to contribute to a successful outcome at the 2020 Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) by supporting the Argentinian NPT Review Conference Chairperson's outreach efforts in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Project Budget: C$465,809
Description of Activities: Funds, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Nuclear
Status: Ongoing
Title: Support to 1540 Resolution – Contribution to a Regional Assistance Conference in Asia
Donor/Funding Partner: France
Implementing Partner: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
Unique Project Code: 600009
Type of Partner: State
Region: Asia
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to raise awareness amongst states in Asia on obligations under resolution 1540 (2004), the assistance mechanism of the 1540 Committee, as well as the benefits of developing voluntary National Action Plans.
Project Budget: €50,000
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Active
Title: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program: Countering WMD Threats in Iraq Program – Enhancing the Interface Between Iraqi CBRN Field and Laboratory Teams
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600010
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project provided training for Iraqis from the Ministry of Interior's CBRN Teams and the Ministry of Health's Central Public Health Laboratory on biological weapons detection with a focus on the field laboratory interface. The training focused on how the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health can coordinate to detect and respond to biological weapons events, how to use field detection equipment, and how to securely and safely transport field samples to the laboratory to ensure timely analysis.
Project Budget: US$265,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Strengthening Global Mechanism and Capacities for Responding to Deliberate Use of Biological Agents – Phase 2
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 600055
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to strengthen global mechanisms and capabilities to investigate and respond to the use of biological weapons by both state and non-state actors.
Project Budget: C$879,238
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Enhancing the Sustainability of Ghana’s Veterinarian Services Directorate
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Unique Project Code: 600046
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ghana
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project is enhancing the biosafety, biosecurity and diagnostic capacity of Ghana's Veterinarian Services Directorate (VSD) Laboratories, with an emphasis on highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Project Budget: C$626,840
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Building Sustainable Diagnostic Capability for Eradication of African Swine Fever in Ghana
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Unique Project Code: 600045
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ghana
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: The project aims to mitigate the threat of African Swine Fever as a bioterrorism agent by providing specialized training in the use of the biosafety level (BSL) 3 modular lab for safe handling and proper storage of clinical samples and rapid detection of African swine fever at a laboratory in Ghana.
Project Budget: C$290,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biological Threat Reduction in Ghana
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Unique Project Code: 600044
Type of Partner: State
Country: Ghana
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to mitigate the threat of anthrax as a bioterrorism agent by providing specialized training on how to use the biosafety level 3 modular lab in Ghana as well as how to detect, handle, and properly store an anthrax agent.
Project Budget: C$359,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Maintenance Works and Technical Improvements at the Nigerian Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Unique Project Code: 600048
Type of Partner: State
Country: Nigeria
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project is a maintenance initiative to address technical and mechanical issues at the Nigerian Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI). The maintenance work includes a hands-on mentorship and training for locally-hired maintenance personnel to ensure that the facilities can be sustainably maintained going forward.
Project Budget: C$442,613
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Collaboration to Strengthen Sustainability Programming for Biosecurity Laboratories
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Public Health England (PHE)
Unique Project Code: 600047
Type of Partner: State
Country: Jordan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Region: Middle East, Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to enhance national capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental or deliberate in origin.
Project Budget: C$408,230.53
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Capacity Building for National and Regional Foot-and-Mouth-Disease (FMD) Control Strategy
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Unique Project Code: 600049
Type of Partner: State
Country: Nigeria
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project supports the Nigerian Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) to produce FMD-specific reagents and/or diagnostic kits for antigen detection, detection of antibodies to structural and non-structural proteins, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and pen-side tests. This collaboration will result in the development of better technical expertise and materials for adequate diagnosis of FMD at NVRI.
Project Budget: C$416,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Collaboration with Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Lab to Strengthen Global Biosecurity & Biosafety in Sierra Leone
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC)
Unique Project Code: 600050
Type of Partner: State
Country: Sierra Leone
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project supports the set-up, certification, and operation of a biobank and laboratory in Sierra Leone. In addition to establishing a microbiology laboratory, this project will establish standard operating procedures for overall lab functions and sample handling. This assistance activity is providing on-site training and ongoing capacity building to lab personnel to enhance capacity to perform sample handling, inactivating procedures, diagnostic testing, and scientific inquiry.
Project Budget: C$1,286,005
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Enhancing Regional Capacity in Big Data Analytics and Visualization Phase 3
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: BlueDot
Unique Project Code: 600051
Type of Partner: State
Country: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project is assisting ASEAN member states to receive early and rapid awareness of high consequence biological threats through real-time surveillance. The initiative supports: 1) the generation of rapid risk assessments by using big data analytics, 2) the conduct of effective evaluations of interventions, and 3) strengthening the timely risk communication and response capabilities, both prior to and during infectious disease emergencies.
Project Budget: C$1,029,428
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Mitigation of Biological Threats in the ASEAN Region Phase II
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: ASEAN Secretariat
Unique Project Code: 600052
Type of Partner: State
Country: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This assistance activity seeks to strengthen ASEAN Member States’ capacities to further address critical vulnerabilities and strengthen essential regional capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to a diverse range of biological threats. Specific initiatives focus on: 1) strengthening regional response capacity for health-security threats; 2) improving biosafety and biosecurity systems and capacities; 3) further developing the ASEAN Emergency Operations Centers network; 4) enhancing regional capacity in big data analytics and visualization for disease surveillance; and 5) strengthening the health-security interface capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat.
Project Budget: C$5,763,202
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: LINK – Improved Coordination and Investigation of Deliberate Biological Events
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Flinders University
Unique Project Code: 600053
Type of Partner: State
Country: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Global, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to improve health-security coordination and collaboration and develop new and more effective tools for prevention, detection, and response to deliberate biological incidents. Specifically, this project includes the development of a CBRN Global Database and Knowledge Management system, creation of a Smartphone App for the provision of resources and guidance for in-field investigation of deliberate outbreaks, and a comprehensive analysis of ASEAN agencies to assess and strengthen coordination across and within the health and security interface.
Project Budget: C$882,643
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response, Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Maintenance Works and Technical Improvements at Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services of Jordan
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Unique Project Code: 600054
Type of Partner: State
Country: Jordan
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project provides two years of maintenance services to a laboratory in Jordan as well as training to the Jordanian engineers who perform the maintenance of the laboratory.
Project Budget: C$269,372.28
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Security Upgrade of Facilities in Iraq
Donor/Funding Partner: United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Unique Project Code: 6000091
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: The United Kingdom has made a contribution to a larger United States Department of Defense-led biological security project in Iraq. UK funding is being focused on providing physical security upgrades for biological science facilities in Iraq that contain pathogens of security concern. The aim of the project is to improve local capabilities to deny terrorists access to the materials of concern and manage biological risks with potential international impact.
Project Budget: £625,000
Description of Activities: Funds, Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program: Countering WMD Threats in Iraq Program – Iraq CBRN Security Leadership Forum
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600011
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project conducted a Counter-CBRN Leadership Forum of 20 key Iraqi policy makers from the Kurdistan Regional Government and Central Government. The objective of this forum was to identify needs, vulnerabilities and concerns related to preventing CBRN material acquisition and development by non-state actors in Iraq. Upon the conclusion of the forum, the Iraqi stakeholders developed recommendations to improve interagency coordination in response to a CBRN incident and to improve CBRN preparedness and security at large.
Project Budget: US$130,000
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Contextualized Global Disease Threat Surveillance
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: BlueDot, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 600056
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to contextualize the global disease threat surveillance system aligning health, security and law enforcement to prevent, prepare for and respond to biological terrorism and other deliberate biological events.
Project Budget: C$1,174,810
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Phase II
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Unique Project Code: 600057
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project aims to accelerate the development of vaccines against priority emerging infectious diseases, as well as enable access to vaccines for affected populations during disease outbreaks, thereby helping to mitigate threats from outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases whether naturally occurring, accidental or deliberately caused.
Project Budget: C$10,000,000
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Global Health Security Conference 2019
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: The University of Sydney
Unique Project Code: 600060
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: June 2019
Project Description: This conference brought together over 800 stakeholders from over 65 countries working in global health security to measure progress, determine gaps, and identify new opportunities to enhance national, regional and global health security.
Project Budget: C$107,000
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Strengthening WHO Capacity to Respond to Deliberate Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: World Health Organization (WHO)
Unique Project Code: 600063
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project supports the World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergency Program to further strengthen its capacity to respond to the deliberate use of chemical and biological weapons through the Health Security Interface (HSI) Secretariat.
Project Budget: C$9,976,000
Description of Activities: Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: World Health Organization (WHO) Reducing Biological Proliferation Risks Posed by Dual-Use Research of Concern
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: World Health Organization (WHO)
Unique Project Code: 600064
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to better address the many sensitivities, complexities and threats posed by dual-use research of concern (DURC) through: the establishment of a Health Science Foresight Unit and foresight network, development of an international framework and normative guidance on DURC, and horizontal scanning.
Project Budget: C$4,500,000
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Online Development of National Policies and Oversight Mechanisms for Biosafety and Biosecurity
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC)
Unique Project Code: 600065
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project builds on previous efforts to create a guide for national policies and oversight mechanisms for biosafety and biosecurity by adapting the developed tools for online use through Public Health Agency Canada's (PHAC) online learning application. (This project builds on previous efforts described under project entry 'Analytical Approach for Biosafety and Biosecurity' on the ASI Database).
Project Budget: C$189,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Project 81: Enhanced Biosecurity in Southeast Asia
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, European Union CBRN Centres of Excellence, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Public Health England (PHE), Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions (SCJS), Verification, Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)
Unique Project Code: 600066
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Country: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Region: Southeast Asia
Start Date: December 2019
Project Description: The project aims at strengthening regional and national preparedness to biological threats by increasing awareness of relevant stakeholders and developing appropriate legislation for high-risk biological agents and dual-use biological materials. High-risk biological agents will be inventoried at the national level to ensure proper control and monitoring, including appropriate protection and security measures. The project will help in enhancing cross-sectorial information exchanges and coordination between various health services, law enforcement authorities/intelligence. Special attention will be given for increasing awareness at border and custom controls together with the development of better capacities for the accurate identification of biological threat agents, and capability to prevent and respond to pandemics due to natural causes, accidents or deliberate release of high-risk biological threat agents.
Project Budget: €172,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness/Response
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Strengthening Health and Biosecurity in Tanzania by Biodetection Capacity Building – Phase II
Donor/Funding Partner: Finland
Implementing Partner: Finnish Centre for Biothreat Preparedness, Finnish Centre for Military Medicine, Finnish Defence Forces, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development of Tanzania, Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA)
Unique Project Code: 600067
Type of Partner: State
Country: Tanzania
Region: Africa
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project uses Finnish expertise in rapid infectious disease diagnostics to help achieve Tanzania's national strategies and build local capacity by training local experts in biothreat management and reduction.
Project Budget: €750,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Several Biomedical Research Projects in Infectious Diseases
Donor/Funding Partner: France
Implementing Partner: French Armed Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA), Ministry of Armed Forces of France
Unique Project Code: 600068
Type of Partner: State
Region: Africa, Asia, Central Asia
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project conducts research on topics regarding the: characterisation of pathogens, study of phenotypic properties of bacteria, disease diagnosis and monitoring, and medical countermeasures.
Project Budget: €800,000
Description of Activities: Other
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP): Laboratory Network Enhancement
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Kenya Ministry of Health, Sandia National Laboratories, United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Unique Project Code: 600069
Type of Partner: State
Country: Kenya
Region: Eastern Africa
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project analyzed and optimized the Kenyan Laboratory system for especially dangerous pathogen (EDP) for sample referral management and EDP bio-surveillance capacity.
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Strengthening Compliance with International Health Regulations Relevant to Biological Threat Reduction
Donor/Funding Partner: United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: Georgetown University, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Unique Project Code: 600070
Type of Partner: State
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2017
Project Description: This project was designed to help partner nations understand requirements for an adequate governance framework to support disease surveillance under International Health Regulations (IHR), and to develop a legal and regulatory framework in order to strengthen detection and response capabilities. Through a series of workshops, partner countries were able to engage across sectors to develop joint action plans to assist in building capacity to detect, assess and report disease.
Project Budget: £200,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) – CBRN Forensics Training for Turkish Laboratory and Law Enforcement Personnel
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), General Directorate of Gendarmerie (GDG), Ministry of Health of Turkey, Turkish National Police (TNP), United States Department of State
Unique Project Code: 600071
Type of Partner: State
Country: Turkey
Region: Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project brought together chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) scientists and first responders for trainings on CBRN evidence collection, processing equipment, and chain of custody procedures and protocols. Through a series of classroom lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and table-top exercises, the Turkish participants gained expert knowledge on advanced sensitive site exploitation and CBRN sampling, forensic science, chain-of-custody procedures, and promoting the prevention, investigation and containment of biological and chemical terrorism plots. This training will improve both coordination and standardization of forensics and chain of custody procedures between the Turkish stakeholder groups, thereby improving Turkey’s capacity to prevent, disrupt, and contain a bioterrorism incident.
Project Budget: US$11,000,000
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Symposia on Women in Chemistry
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 600076
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: The project supports the participation of female chemists at OPCW’s Symposia to: 1) raise awareness of the re-emergence of chemical weapons threats, 2) to identify capacity building opportunities for promotion and advancing women’s leadership skills, 3) to share women’s contributions and best practices in chemistry, and 4) for the promotion of international cooperation on these issues.
Project Budget: C$14,437
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Responding to Syrian Chemical Weapons Use and Threats
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 600075
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project will support critical security enhancements to the OPCW’s facilities to ensure the integrity of its work to analyze and investigate chemical weapons use as well as funding to support chemical profiling and forensics research.
Project Budget: C$2,300,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Funds
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Strengthening the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Investigative, Analytical and Security Capabilities
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Unique Project Code: 600074
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project supports the critical activities associated with the recently established mechanism to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons use. It also aims to redress IT infrastructure and security vulnerabilities to better safeguard organisational assets against future cyber-attacks.
Project Budget: C$2,000,000
Description of Activities: Infrastructure/Equipment Support
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Strengthening Security, Analysis, Research and Situational Awareness Capabilities to Respond to Chemical Weapons Use
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Unique Project Code: 600073
Type of Partner: State
Country: Syria
Region: Global, Middle East
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This project aims to produce a comprehensive publicly available overview of the Syrian chemical weapons landscape, including information on chemical weapons use.
Project Budget: C$368,000
Description of Activities: Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Import Permit Program (IPP)
Donor/Funding Partner: United States
Implementing Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Homeland Security
Unique Project Code: 600072
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Project Description: This program regulates the importation of infectious biological materials that could cause disease in humans in order to prevent their introduction and spread into the United States. The program ensures that the importation of these agents is monitored and that facilities receiving permits have appropriate biosafety measures in place to work with the imported agents. This program provides guidance and support to assist the regulated community in meeting the requirements of the import permit regulations. Training is provided through workshops intended to inform individuals of their responsibilities for complying with the regulations.
Project Budget: US$2,000,000
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Border/Export Control, Technical Training
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Ongoing
Title: Project 66: Combating Falsified Medicines in Eastern and Central Africa (MEDISAFE)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), Conférence Internationale des Ordres de Pharmaciens Francophones (CIOPF), Expertise France (AFETI), Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), Professional Association of Public Pharmacy Inspectors (APROPHISP), ReMed
Unique Project Code: 600077
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Start Date: March 2018
Project Description: This regional project seeks to support the fight against the production and trafficking of falsified medicines and medicinal products. Outcomes of this project will include: 1) enhancing capacities of partner countries to identify falsified medicines and medicinal products and combatting their production and trafficking in Eastern and Central African regions; and 2) enhancing regional cooperation in terms of harmonization of policies, networking, and joint operations to fight production and trafficking of falsified medicines and medicinal products.
Project Budget: €64,600,00
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Active
Title: Chemical Reviews (Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group)
Donor/Funding Partner: United Kingdom
Implementing Partner: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence
Unique Project Code: 600078
Type of Partner: State
Region: Global
Start Date: 2019
Project Description: This assistance activity developed an expert international chemical forensics lab network.
Project Budget: £45,000
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Chemical
Status: Completed
Title: Technical Assistance for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Implementation in the Americas Phase 2
Donor/Funding Partner: Canada
Implementing Partner: Organization of American States (OAS)
Unique Project Code: 600003
Type of Partner: State
Country: Colombia, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay
Region: Caribbean, South America
Start Date: 2018
Project Description: This project assisted Panama, Jamaica, Colombia, Uruguay, and Paraguay to advance full implementation of UNSCR 1540 by drafting and implementing strategic trade legislation to combat proliferation-related offences and their means of financing and finalizing National Action Plans.
Project Budget: C$665,000
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: National Capacity Building Workshop: Strengthening National Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Under the Framework of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), World Customs Organization (WCO)
Unique Project Code: 401450
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Country: Togo
Region: Western Africa
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This workshop increased awareness and broadened the understanding of national stakeholders in Togo of 1540 obligations, re-emphasized the importance of the full and effective implementation of the resolution to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons to non-State actors, and reviewed progress made towards Togo’s National Implementation Action Plan (NAP) for the period 2016 – 2022.
Description of Activities: Border/Export Control, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Multiple CBRN
Status: Completed
Title: Public Messaging in a Biological Event Workshop
Donor/Funding Partner: Unassigned
Implementing Partner: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Unique Project Code: 40149
Region: Global
Project Description: This workshop directs law enforcement agencies towards the main considerations before, during and after a biological incident. It also includes the type of information that should be conveyed to the public based on the nature of the threat and incident.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Extended National Implementation Assistance Programmes
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40148
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: July 2012
Project Description: This project consisted of extended national Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation assistance programmes for several countries. Each programme consisted of an initial national workshop to introduce the BTWC, using the existing Confidence Building Measures (CBM)-guide and the National Implementation Guide, developing and executing a structured Action Plan, and a wrap-up workshop.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Regional Workshops to Raise Awareness and Identify Needs
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40147
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: July 2012
Project Description: This project raised awareness amongst national officials and experts on different aspects of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation (including Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs)) and identified needs for enhancing regional and national activities to implement the BTWC by organizing regional and sub-regional workshops.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Enabling Tools for Awareness-Raising, Education and Engagement I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40146
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project produced concrete and practical tools, materials and approaches in order to enable wide dissemination of informational materials about the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and the wider issues relating to the potential misuse of biology.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support to the UN Secretary-General’s Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Biological and Toxin Weapons (SGM)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40145
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project supported the strengthening of the United Nations Secretary-General's Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Biological and Toxin Weapons (SGM) by continuing to support the provision of regular basic and specialised training courses for experts, convening a meeting of SGM stakeholders, and organising trainings to utilise and better coordinate existing resources and best practices.
Description of Activities: Funds, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Technical Training, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support for the Intersessional Programme and Preparations for the Eighth Review Conference
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40144
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project organized regional/sub-regional workshops and offered opportunity to reflect on and discuss key topics of the 2012-2015 inter-sessional programme to mobilise Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) States Parties to actively participate in the Eighth Review Conference. The objective of these workshops was to facilitate common understandings on a regional or sub-regional basis by discussing proposals for moving issues forward.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Capacity Development for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Implementation I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40143
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project consisted of extended national Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) implementation assistance programmes for several countries. Each programme consisted of an initial national workshop to introduce the BTWC, using the existing Confidence Building Measures (CBM)-guide and the National Implementation Guide, developing and executing a structured Action Plan, and a wrap-up workshop.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Interaction with Non-Governmental Stakeholders on Science and Technology
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40142
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project aimed to enhance the interaction between the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) process and non-governmental stakeholders, such as the scientific community and industry by organizing regional workshops on scientific and technological issues and on biosafety and biosecurity. This project directly engaged scientists and biosafety professionals in developing countries in order to raise awareness of the BTWC, to develop capacities for more effective implementation of the BTWC and to facilitate international cooperation for peaceful purposes.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Support for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Universalisation I
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40141
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2016
Project Description: This project promoted universal adherence to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) by encouraging States not party to the BTWC better to understand the benefits of joining the BTWC and getting more involved in BTWC meetings and other activities. A number of in-country universalisation activities were conducted at the request of States not party to the BTWC, particularly those which are close to BTWC membership. Focus areas for the activities included provision of specific informational materials on the benefits of joining the BTWC, awareness raising among national stakeholders, including parliamentarians and other political decision makers, the establishment of national coordination, and sponsorship for key individuals to attend BTWC meetings or other relevant events.
Description of Activities: Legislative/Regulatory Assistance, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Network Development/Outreach, Funds
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Completed
Title: Enabling Tools for Outreach, Education and Engagement II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40140
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project aims to produce concrete and practical tools, materials and approaches in order to enable wide dissemination of informational materials about the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and the wider issues relating to the potential misuse of biology.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Preparedness of States Parties to Prevent and Respond to Attacks Involving Biological Agents
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40139
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project will consist of training courses, tabletop exercises and/or national or sub-regional workshops for selected States Parties to examine cross-government decision making, and promote information exchange and provision of assistance between relevant national and international organisations in order to prevent and mitigate the risks and the impact of an attack involving biological agents. This will exercise and evaluate the national prevention of, preparedness for, and response to a biological incident and will increase awareness of possible measures to be taken to enhance the level of preparedness. This project will also include an initial expert workshop in Geneva to explore needs in relation to the implementation of Article VII of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and to design activities to meet these needs.
Description of Activities: Technical Training, Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness/Response, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Support for the Inter-Sessional Programme and Preparations for the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40138
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project focuses on mobilising Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) States Parties towards active participation in the Ninth Review Conference by organising four regional or sub-regional workshops and by offering opportunities to reflect on and discuss key topics of the 2018-2020 inter-sessional programme. The objective of these workshops is to facilitate common understandings on a regional or sub-regional basis by discussing proposals for moving issues forward.
Description of Activities: Conference/Workshop, Knowledge Sharing/Best Practices
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Fostering Biosecurity Networks in the Global South
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40137
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Oceania, South America
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project aims to provide capacity-development opportunities for young policymakers, scientists and academics from the Global South engaged in fields related to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Two seminars will be organised in Geneva to bring together youth from the Global South to expose them to the concept of multilateral disarmament negotiations and enabling their engagement with diplomats and high-level experts in the field. Particular emphasis will be placed on encouraging the participation of young women from the Global South.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach, Conference/Workshop
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
Title: Capacity Development in Support of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Implementation II
Donor/Funding Partner: European Union
Implementing Partner: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Unique Project Code: 40136
Type of Partner: Intl/Regional Org
Region: Global
Start Date: January 2019
Project Description: This project seeks to establish active cooperation with Member States, experts and national institutions able to provide high-quality and relevant assistance. In addition, this project seeks to partner with relevant national institutions that have particular expertise and, inter alia, have carried out assistance projects in the past. Also under this project, up to three peer review exercises will be undertaken in order to further broaden support for this concept.
Description of Activities: Network Development/Outreach
CBRN Risk Addressed Code: Biological
Status: Active
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