Mision, Vision and Core Values
The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a state corporation in Kenya mandated to ensure safety of human and animal health and provide adequate protection of the environment from harmful effects that may result from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Authority was established by the Biosafety Act, 2009 to regulate all activities involving GMOs in food, feed, research, industry, trade and environmental release and it fulfils its mandate by ensuring and assuring safe development, transfer, handling and use of GMOs.
NBA has made great strides in establishing strong biosafety framework in Kenya by developing and publishing Biosafety Regulations. These regulations laid a clear procedure on handling GMOs whether plants, animals or microorganisms.
NBA is the National Focal Point for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and is mandated to implement the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on all biosafety matters pertaining to GMOs.
A World-class Biosafety Agency.
To ensure and assure safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms.
The Mandate for which the Authority is established is to exercise general supervision and control over the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms with a view to ensuring -
(a) safety of human and animal health;
(b) provision of an adequate level of protection of the environment.
OUR CORE VALUES
In pursuit of our vision and mission, we shall be guided by the following fundamental core values:
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