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INAUGURAL INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEES FORUM IN AFRICA (IBC- FORUM) Posted on September 15 2022

The African Genetic Biocontrol Consortium will host a 5-day workshop for professionals from African countries who are implementing genetic biocontrol technologies in their research and regulatory frameworks.

Target participants will include the Chair IBC, Institutional Biosafety Officer (BSO) and the Principal Investigator (PI) from each institution will be invited. This will be a total of 15 participants targeted. Read more

AFRICAN GENETIC BIOCONTROL CONSORTIUM HOLDS A TRAINING WORKSHOP ON NEW TOOLS FOR RISK ASSESSMENT AND THEIR APPLICATION IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESS FOR TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT OF NEW AND EMERGING GENETIC BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGIES Posted on July 29, 2022

During a training workshop held from 16th to 18th July in Nairobi, Kenya, participants who were a select group of African biosafety regulators were taken through an introduction to risk assessment and associated methods (qualitative and quantitative), in the context of genetic bio-control. Read more

Genetically altered mosquitoes to close gaps in malaria fight Monday, April 25 , 2022

In 2020, nearly 6.9 million cases of malaria and about 742 deaths were confirmed in Kenya according to the Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) 2020. Although the number of reported infections declined from 10.9 million in 2018, the disease is still one of the main health issues in the country despite being a largely preventable and treatable disease…Read more

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