National Biotechnology Development Agency
The Agency was established under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to implement the policy that is aimed at research, promoting, coordinating and development of biotechnology for Nigeria.
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NABDA STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH ICGEB FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Press Briefing by the Director General, NABDA on the significance of the NABDA Establishment Act 2022 to national development
NABDA POISED TO STIMULATE RAPID INDUSTRIALIZATION
DG/CEO NABDA, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha at the Inauguration of Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee and Technical Working Group on Local Vaccine Manufacturing.
As part of efforts to build capacity for sustainable local vaccine manufacturing, the Nigerian Government increased its advocacy and request to international partners and donor agencies to support the country.
In view of this, the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed Nigeria among the six countries to be supported with the mRA technology transfer for vaccine development and manufacturing. However, Nigeria must provide an enabling environment for the technical knowledge transfer.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NABDA ACT 2022 TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Director General/CEO of NABDA, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha has urged farmers to use modern biotechnology to tackle challenges of low soil fertility, changing climate conditions and high pressure of insects, pests and diseases towards ensuring food security.
NABDA FOSTERS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS NABDA BILL INTO LAW ALONG FIVE OTHERS
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Biotechnology Development Agency NABDA Act, 2022 along five others.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Mr. Shehu said the bill was one of six recently signed into law by the president.
A statement signed by Garba Shehu, list the law thus:
The National Biotechnology Development Agency Act, 2022.
“This Act provides legal framework for the National Biotechnology Development Agency to carry out research, create and develop public awareness in biotechnology in order to encourage private sector participation in biotechnology industry in Nigeria.”
Ghana Commends Nigeria’s Success Story in Agricultural Biotechnology
The Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency NABDA, Prof. AbdullahiMustapha received a high leveled delegation of biotechnology and biosafety team members on a fact finding tour from Ghana to Nigeria on Monday.
SENATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION’S OVERSIGHT VISIT TO NABDA
The Senate Committee Chairman on Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Uche Ekwunife, has assured NABDA of the committee’s support and collaboration to enhance the agency’s budgetary allocation and ensure an improvement in its funds releases, considering the critical role it plays in engendering economic growth for the nation.
ICGEB provides support for the organisation of scientific events in the Life Sciences in ICGEB Member States. Funding is available for Meetings, to be held in the three ICGEB Components (Trieste, Italy; NewDelhi, India, Cape Town, South Africa); Workshops, co-sponsored by local organising institutes; Courses, providing theoretical and/or practical training. The “Future of Science” programme supports scientific events on currently hot scientific topics, with open communication to media and public; Seeds for Science, supports small meetings aimed at building networks for future research collaborations; Sponsorship is also provided to scientific events relevant to the ICGEB mandate in the ICGEB Member States.
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021
Scientific institutions located in ICGEB Member States are encouraged to apply.
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