oa Arms Control : Africa - Dealing with biosecurity in Africa



In May 2008, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) under its Africa's Development and the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) project, co-hosted a regional biosecurity workshop with the Center for International and Security Studies (Maryland), in Johannesburg, South Africa. The regional biosecurity workshop brought together government, scientific, international security and industry experts from various African countries to examine the opportunities and challenges posed by advances in the life sciences. As part of this effort, the workshop considered various national and international proposals aimed at helping promote legitimate research activities and prevent misuse, whether deliberate or inadvertent.


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