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July 27th, 2017 / ISAAA, US

Biosafety regulators from various African countries have embraced and appreciated the importance of biosafety communication in creating public trust with the regulatory process of GMOs. This was during the Agri-biotechnology and Biosafety Communication (ABBC) 2017 Africa Symposium held in Entebbe, Uganda July 18-20, 2017. It attracted over 120 participants from 22 countries in Africa and around the world under the theme of strengthening communication for improved biosafety management. The participants included leaders of biosafety agencies in Africa and their communication staff, government officials, scientists and communicators. The symposium provided an opportunity to discover innovative techniques for communicating biosafety concepts, processes and decisions with a view to strengthening biosafety management in Africa. It was attended by CEOs of select African biosafety agencies, their biosafety communicators/spokespersons, biosafety experts, and renowned professional communicators. Read more