Project 81 – BIOSEC Enhanced Biosecurity in South-East Asia

The overall objective is enhanced biosecurity in South-East Asia achieved in a holistic manner through multi-sectoral involvement.

The purpose of this project can be summarised as follows:

  • Providing a set of recommendations for improving biosecurity management system in South-East Asia addressing: biosecurity awareness, legislation and guidelines, enforcement, high-risk biological materials and facilities, microbial forensics, physical and information security framework for facilities (taking into account emerging technologies), information exchange;
  • Provide effective tools to enhance capabilities to respond to highly communicable diseases or global catastrophic biological events, such as pandemics.

The beneficiary of these support activities is the South-East Asia (SEA) Region, which is currently grouping 10 countries, are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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