History and Formation

History and formation

The African Biological safety Association (AfBSA) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit making through which its members shall work, co-operate and collaborate with one or each other, or with other associations, scientific or health organizations, institutions or individuals throughout Africa or elsewhere in the world. 

Objectives of AfBSA

  • To promote Biosafety and Biosecurity as scientific disciplines in Africa
  • To provide a professional body that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biological safety information.
  • To expand biosafety awareness and promote the development of work practices, equipment and facilities to reduce the potential for occupational illness and adverse environmental impact from infectious agents or biologically-derived materials
  • To enhance the knowledge and understanding of biological safety issues throughout Africa.
  • To support emerging legislation and standards in the areas of biosafety, biosecurity, biotechnology, transport and associated activities and will act as a focal point for the consolidation of views on these issues in Africa.
  • To establish links with other biosafety associations internationally

Primary Contacts

To send feedback, suggestions or register as a member please contact:

African Biological Safety Association

Fairlane House off Mbagathi Road

P.O Box 35749-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-714283195, +254-020-5256052 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.