Education in Biosecurity. Raising awareness on dual use issues

Topics:

Science Education, Biosecurity, Health

Project Type:

Workshop, Conference

Latest Update: 4 Oct 2013

The National Academies (U.S.), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Cuba, the Royal Society, Nigerian Academy of Sciences, Australian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt). The major objective of this, started in 2011, project is to raise knowledge of the scientific community on biosecurity and risks connected with the misuse of developments in science, especially in the life sciences. It is being achieved by a number of educational and dissemination activities such as organization and active participation in workshops and conferences, releasing reports, enlarging the network of academies directly engaged in discussion on the issue by inviting new members to join the IAP Working Group on Biosecurity, and strengthening current ties with such organizations as: Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Implementation Support Unit, World Health Organization, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and International Council for Science (ICSU).

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