Global Biosecurity Dialogue

Reducing biological risk and enhancing global biosecurity


Biological risks are becoming increasingly complex and global. Many countries do not invest in biosecurity assistance, and financial commitments are not well-tracked.


A new, international cross-sectoral dialogue to elicit and track specific actions to advance global biosecurity.  


Concrete steps for countries to fill gaps and overcome barriers to strengthening biosecurity capability.

Biosecurity is under-represented as a policy and financial priority among countries and international institutions working to address global health security and to counter the risks associated with weapons of mass destruction. Even among countries and regions that have made commitments to improve biosecurity capability, few mechanisms are available to track or account for them. In light of increasingly complex and widescale biosecurity threats, these limitations pose a serious concern for international security.  

NTI’s Global Biosecurity Dialogue brings together senior officials from ministries of foreign affairs, health, defense, agriculture and other relevant sectors to address these limitations and identify new and measurable actions to advance international biosecurity. Over time, this Dialogue seeks to:

  • Build cross-border collaboration to achieve specific biosecurity targets.
  • Increase the number of countries providing national, regional, or global financial and technical support to strengthen biosecurity.
  • Promote new actions and investments among senior officials to mitigate emerging biological risks.

The Global Biosecurity Dialogue will complement existing international efforts to mitigate biological threats, including the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and the Global Health Security Agenda. NTI’s Global Biosecurity Dialogue also should serve as a leadership model for identifying new actions and promoting change within other elements of health security.

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NTI | bio and Africa CDC Convene Biosecurity and Biosafety Experts from Southern Africa

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Taking Action to Advance Biosecurity and Biosafety Globally

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On Monday November 5, the Netherlands and NTI | bio co-hosted a side event in support of the GHSA Action Package on Biosafety and Biosecurity, “Taking Action to Advance Biosecurity and Biosafety Globally: Charting the Future for the Action Package on Biosafety and Biosecurity (APP3).”
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NTI | bio Announces Winners of Next Generation Competition, Advances Biosecurity Capability during Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial

NTI | bio will join senior officials and experts from around the world to advance global biosecurity capability during the 5th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Republic of Indonesia on November 6-8, 2018. The winners of NTI’s 2018 Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition, a collaboration with the Next Generation Global Health Security Network, will be honored at the Ministerial.
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NTI | bio Hosts Inaugural Global Biosecurity Dialogue in London

NTI | bio held its inaugural Global Biosecurity Dialogue this week in London, bringing together more than 60 government officials, experts, civil society leaders, and international organizations across the fields of foreign affairs, public health, defense, agriculture, and law enforcement, to identify practical solutions for strengthening biosecurity and biosafety globally.

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