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What we do

• Locally, AfricaBio is engaged in transferring information about biotechnology and biosafety to all levels of society. This is done through information days, workshops, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, websites, newsletters and technology demonstration.
• Nationally, AfricaBio carries out a range of programs that focus on education, technology demonstration and training on biotechnology and biosafety.
• AfricaBio Facilitates coordinated approaches to biotechnology and biosafety development.
• At a regional level, AfricaBio provides services and support to many countries in the SADC region on biotechnology education and training.
• At an international level AfricaBio seeks to build capacity in all aspects of biotechnology and biosafety in Africa and to articulate the needs of African biotechnology stakeholders to the world.

 

Biosafety our first Concern

The well being of humans, animals, and the quality of the environment are major concerns of any civilized society. They are fully shared by all of AfricaBio's members. AfricaBio and its members support a scientific based assessment of biotechnology and its products.

Why Work at AfrcaBio

WHY WORK AT AFRICABIO

AfricaBio's Ethical Code is a pledge of the safe and responsible use of biotechnology and its products. We believe that the rapid and steady development of science and technology calls for the identification and clarification of the ethical issues.

Please see our Job Posts page for available positions.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION

Is to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of biotechnology and its products by:


• Providing accurate information on biotechnology and biosafety to decision-makers, farmers, consumers, and the media.
• Providing a regular forum for the exchange of information.
• Facilitating training, education, research and development on biotechnology and biosafety in Africa.
• Providing biotechnology stakeholders with a strong voice to address decision-makers and interact with governments.
• Stimulate the development of new biotechnology products and companies for the benefit of Africa.


Our members are made up of a wide range of stakeholders, which includes consumers, retailers, manufacturers, biotechnology companies, industry associations, farmers and farmer organizations, students, professionals, scientists, research and tertiary education institutions.

AfricaBio seeks to understand and address all concerns on biotechnology and biosafety, and to build confidence in biotechnology's potential for Africa.

Project Manager

 

AfricaBio seeks to recruit a Project Manager who will oversee and coordinate the implementation of its projects. Reporting to the CEO, the Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of outreach, communication and capacity building initiatives designed to promote safe and responsible use of biotechnology in South Africa and other African countries

Our Management

   

 

Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh, Chief Executive Officer

 

Dr Bongani Maseko: Project Manager

 

Penelope Mahlangu, Project Administrator

 

Who we are

WHO WE ARE

AfricaBio is an independent, non-profit biotechnology stakeholders association. Our key role is to provide accurate information and create awareness, understanding as well as knowledge on biotechnology and biosafety in South Africa and the African region.

 

WHAT WE DO

• Locally, AfricaBio is engaged in transferring information about biotechnology and biosafety to all levels of society. This is done through information days, workshops, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, websites, newsletters and technology demonstration.
• Nationally, AfricaBio carries out a range of programs that focus on education, technology demonstration and training on biotechnology and biosafety.
• AfricaBio Facilitates coordinated approaches to biotechnology and biosafety development.
• At a regional level, AfricaBio provides services and support to many countries in the SADC region on biotechnology education and training.
• At an international level AfricaBio seeks to build capacity in all aspects of biotechnology and biosafety in Africa and to articulate the needs of African biotechnology stakeholders to the world.

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