Advancing International Commitments on Biosafety and Biosecurity Capacity Building Through the International Experts Group of Biosafety and Biosecurity Regulators (IEGBBR) Secretariat
To strengthen global health capacity-building initiatives, this project will develop an IEGBBR Compendium of International Biosafety and Biosecurity Oversight Mechanisms, Dual-use Oversight Mechanisms, and IEGBBR External Communication Strategies. This project will also facilitate outreach towards International Biosafety and Biosecurity Capacity Building.
This project supports the development of action items related to enhancing best practices (operational, policy, and regulatory oversight mechanisms) and approaches to address challenges from the implementation of national and regional biosafety frameworks, valuable lessons learned from recent laboratory incidents, inspections and reporting, challenges in the interoperability and compatibility of international biosafety standards, as well as challenges and mechanisms to strengthen international regulatory preparedness to address biosafety and biosecurity issues related to emerging technologies (e.g. novel gene drives, CRISPR-Cas, etc.).
Providers and Implementers ?
|Implementer||Global Affairs Canada||State|
|Implementer||International Experts Group of Biosafety and Biosecurity Regulators (IEGBBR)||International Organization, Global|
|Implementer||Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC)||State|
Related Projects & Programs
|Mr Trevor Smith||Head & CWC Point of Contact||
Global Partnership Program
|Mr Simon Collard-Wexler||First Secretary||
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
|Mr Allen Brown||Deputy Director||
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control and Disarmament Policy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Division (IGN)
Global Affairs Canada