Program Overview:

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has created a Biosafety Recognition Award Program to identify and celebrate exemplary individuals who have made significant contributions to help others in the field of Biosafety in Kenya. The Program also honours exceptional and inspiring individuals who have made a difference in promoting Biosafety, served as role models and contributed to food security, the fight against infectious diseases, environmental, animal and public health protection.

Three (3) individuals who have excelled in ANY of the following areas will be awarded:

  Medical, laboratory , research and Public health
  Agriculture, environment , plant and animal Biosafety
  Facilities and Maintenance

 Awards are given at the annual NBA Conference.

Selection criteria:

    Nominees are selected on their uniqueness, the specific accomplishments he or she has achieved that are truly remarkable, and the impact their work has had on others.
    Specific activities that might qualify a nominee include (but are not restricted to):

  Raising awareness of Biosafety among scientists, policymakers, donors, or the public
  Demonstrating a commitment to promoting the growth of Biosafety in their Institutions, in the country or region
  Outstanding concern for the welfare of others, which has led to an improvement in the protection of individuals, animals and environment exposed to biohazards
  Developing new, or improving existing, procedures that resulted in significant improvement in work methods that have had positive outcomes
  Consistently sharing their knowledge, skills and abilities with others for the improvement of Biosafety
  Demonstrating a high level of service, dedication, conscientiousness, compassion, and applied skill
  Creating innovative ideas to improve Biosafety
  Establishing a culture of Biosafety where it did not formerly exist
  Promoting sustainable, efficient Biosafety solutions
  Improving Biosafety at a facility
  Promoting responsible conduct of sciences or dual use research and ethics

    Preference is given to individuals who

  Operate in an environment where Biosafety funds are limited, and/or where the importance of Biosafety is not fully appreciated.
  Have not yet been recognized with other Biosafety awards.

Nominations are welcome for people at all stages in their careers.

Selection mechanism:

    Nominations can be made by anyone by filing the Biosafety Recognition Award Nomination Form.
     Nominations should be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2012
    Staff from National Biosafety Authority and the NBA Board do not qualify for this Award
    Awards to be presented during the 1st National Biosafety Conference in Nairobi on August 8, 2012
    Winners will be chosen by a selection committee based on the criteria outlined above.

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