Program Officer, Global Biological Policy and Programs
officials and experts from around the world in Geneva, Switzerland this week for
the , to highlight the importance of advancing preparedness
and response for deliberate biological events. from NTI’s biosecurity program (NTI | bio) joined government
As part of the MX4, NTI | bio and the Georgetown
University Center for Global Health Science & Security on Aug. 15 held a
side event, “Advancing Preparedness & Response to Deliberate Biological Events.”
The event: previewed an upcoming senior-level tabletop exercise that will elucidate
recommendations to strengthen response capabilities of international
organizations and humanitarian responders for deliberate biological events;
highlighted an online, interactive tool that maps activities and stakeholders during
a deliberate biological event; and showcased original research that identifies
and compares requests for Member States’ assistance.
NTI | bio also briefed international experts
on the . This is a new, cross-sectoral dialogue
to elicit concrete national and regional actions to advance biosecurity and
biosafety policy frameworks, in-country capabilities, and new approaches to
reduce risks associated with emerging threats. Recommendations from the Global
Biosecurity Dialogue were also provided to the Biological Security Working
Group of the .
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