2017 NTI-NextGen Biosecurity in GHSA Competition
The NTI Biosecurity program is partnering with the Next Generation Global Health Security Network to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and its biosecurity-related targets. In preparation for the 4th Annual High Level GHSA Ministerial Meeting – which will be held in Kampala, Uganda from October 25-27, 2017 – we are launching a joint competition to foster a biosecurity professional track within the Next Generation GHS Network.
From October 25-27, 2017, the Government of Uganda will host the 4th Annual GHSA High Level Ministerial Meeting in Kampala. During this meeting, health security leaders from around the world will gather to discuss progress and next steps to further implement the GHSA and achieve its targets, which work in tandem with the priorities identified in the JEEs and National Action Planning processes. The meeting will also serve as a venue to discuss actionable next steps for countries to advance their national plans and financing to fill gaps identified during their JEE assessments.
Strengthening biosecurity is a crucial part of preparedness and is built into the GHSA and the JEE. We are therefore pleased to introduce the “Next Generation for Biosecurity in GHSA Competition.” The joint competition seeks proposals to develop and strengthen regional partnerships to support specific activities in this area. A panel of experts will select the three most innovative and constructive proposals as winners for the competition.