1st Global Congress On Emerging Genetic Biocontrol Technologies

The African Genetic Biocontrol Consortium is delighted to announce the 1st
 Global Congress on New and Emerging Genetic Biocontrol Technologies to
take place in Nairobi,Kenya in August 28 – August 31, 2023. The aim of the
Congress is to bring together experts from around the world to share
learnings across diverse disciplines related to genetic biocontrol
technologies in a four-day event at the Safari Park Hotel.

Theme: Emerging Genetic Biocontrol Technologies: Progress made in the Science, Research, Testing, and Environmental Release of Experimental Genetically Modified Biocontrol Products


The Congress is characterized by

  • Two full days of intensive Pre-Conference Workshops/Symposia/Courses
  • Two full days of the state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panel discussions
  • Exhibits on genetic biocontrol products and services.
  • Invaluable networking

Topics for consideration

The following topics applicable to genetic biocontrol agents and or products are used as guide to develop proposals for Pre-Conference Courses/Workshops/Symposia as well as Abstracts for presentations during the Conference:

  • Genetics and genetic engineering tools
  • Public health
  • Agriculture, conservation, livestock, and wildlife health
  • Approaches and disease-carrying insects
  • Biosafety, Biosecurity and Biocontainment
  • One health
  • Training and capacity building
  • Policy and Regulatory science of field trials and releases
  • Classical biocontrol
  • Non genetic/Wolbachia studies
  • Stakeholder and public engagement
  • Quality control and certification of facilities
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Risk Assessment and decision-making
  • Science communication
  • Leadership, governance, and related management issues
  • Innovation, stewardship, entrepreneurship, and related topics
  • Product registration and labelling of GM products

Important Dates

Join us for the 1st  Global Congress on Emerging Genetic Biocontrol Technologies 2023 and be part of the globe’s premier Congress to advance the Genetic Biocontrol agenda.

Call for Abstracts : Feb 15, 2023

Submit your Abstract, Preconference courses/Workshop and Symposia to congress@genbioconsortium.africa

Exhibits: This is an excellent opportunity to display and discuss your products and services to an international audience. Anyone who supplies, manufactures, provides services or products used in biomedical research, pest and disease control, food and feed products, biosafety and biosecurity should exhibit.  Description of the packages may be accessed here on this page or by contacting the Congress Secretariat congress@genbioconsortium.africafor more details on exhibition opportunities.

Sponsorship Packages: There are opportunities for sponsorship of the conference through Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver-level packages. Each package includes exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the event (e.g., a session focused on an important industry topic, an off-site program, a social networking reception, etc.). In addition, each sponsorship package delivers other great benefits, such as maximizing speaking opportunities, the promotion of your company brand and expertise internationally—both in advance of the conference and at the event itself, offering complimentary delegate registrations, and much more.  Description of the packages may be accessed here on this page or by contacting the Congress Secretariat congress@genbioconsortium.africafor more details on sponsorship opportunities.

For more information https://www.genbioconsortium.africa or contact us using the email congress@genbioconsortium.africa

Our Vision

The Vision of the Consortium is to build an informed local leadership to support the requirements for development, decision-making and on the utility of genetic biocontrol technologies for animal, public health, and conservation in Africa.

Our Mission

The Mission of the African Genetic Biocontrol Consortium aims to expand African self-determination of the course of research, development, and use of Genetic Biocontrol approaches for animal, public health and for conservation of the environment in Africa.

Our Focus Areas

As a consortium, we are focusing on the following thematic areas.

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