Welcome to National Biosafety Authority
The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) was established by the Biosafety Act No. 2 of 2009 to exercise general supervision and control over the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are products of Modern Biotechnology that involve the manipulation of the genetic material of organisms through genetic engineering procedures.
The objective and purpose for which the Authority was established is to regulate research and commercial activities involving GMOs with a view to ensuring safety of human and animal health and provision of an adequate level of protection of the environment . To achieve this objective, the Authority shall establish a transparent science-based and predictable process to guide decision making on applications for approval of research and commercial activities involving GMOs.
The National Biosafety Authority implements the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety in order to address safety for the environment and human health in relation to modern biotechnology. The National Biosafety Authority is under the Ministry of Higher Education Science & Technology and has the following duties & responsibilities:
Mision and Vision
A World-class Biosafety Agency.
To ensure and assure safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms.Read more
BCH Central Portal
The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol. Global access to a variety of scientific Read more..
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