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
Following a creative and open discussion, the high-level
participants agreed to the following:
- The Global Biosecurity Dialogue (GBD) will be a
forum for enabling action.
- The GBD will work with regional biosecurity
experts to overcome barriers and inform development, prioritization, and
tracking of biosecurity actions. Proposed work streams will address policy frameworks, capability
development, and emerging biological risk.
- Experts will focus on: identifying
specific barriers, developing creative solutions to national and regional
biosecurity capability, creating linkages between identified gaps and
concrete actions to fill them, engaging new
partners, and enabling and tracking progress.
The GBD complements existing international efforts to prevent,
detect, and respond to biological threats, including the Global Partnership Against the Spread ofWeapons and Materials of Mass Destructionand
the GlobalHealth Security Agenda.
The GBD also serves as a leadership model for identifying new actions and
promoting change within other elements of health security.
The project is made possible by generous support from Global
Affairs Canada and the Open Philanthropy Project.
Resource: “Current Trends in
Global Biosecurity and Biosafety” by Ernesto Gozzer and Simo Nikkari.