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Record information and status
Record ID
46962
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-10-09 13:16 UTC (johanne.huppe@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2010-11-24 20:24 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-11-24 20:24 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB)
Coordinates
Coordinates
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB)
Suite 3, Clamard Road
Richmond
Johannesburg
South Africa, 2092
Phone:+27 (0)11 482 8915
Fax:+27 (0)11 482 8915
Email:mariammayet@mweb.co.za
Url:http://www.biosafetyafrica.net/index.html/
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Thematic areas
Biotechnology, trade and the environment
Environmental, food and feed safety
Organization’s profile
The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is a non profit organisation, based in Johannesburg South Africa. It provides authorative, credible, relevant and current information, research and policy analysis on issues pertaining to genetic engineering , biosafety and biopiracy in Africa.
Contact person
Ms. Mariam Mayet
Lawyer
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB)
Suite 3, Clamart Road
Richmond
Johannesburg
South Africa, 2092
Phone:+27 (0)11 482 8915
Fax:+27 (0)11 482 8915
Email:mariammayet@mweb.co.za
Url:http://www.biosafetyafrica.net/portal/
Additional Information
Additional Information
The ACB is active in playing an effective role in protecting Africa's biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity, from the threats posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy.

The African Centre for Biosafety aspires to contribute towards the building of a vibrant, mature, capacitated social movement in Africa to:

(a) protect Africa's biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity from the threats and risks posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy.

(b) to work with a range of partners on the African continent and elsewhere towards social justice, equity, food sovereignty, and'

(c) the empowerment of society to make informed choices about how resources are to be used, managed and conserved by focussing principally on the promotion of biosafety: a holistic approach to the assessment and regulation of GM and GMOs, based on the precautionary principle.

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