Regional Capacity Building Training for Leading and Young Scientists.

On September 19-23th 2016, the ISTC in collaboration with BACAC and Regional Biosafety Training Centre (Dushanbe) delivered a regional CCHFV/Ebola Capacity Building Training Seminar for 42 leading and young scientists in the Tajik Research Institute of Preventive Medicine (TRIPM), Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The scientists included participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The biosafety and biosecurity related training sessions and seminars focused on working with Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Zika and Ebola viruses. Laboratory-based training focused on ELISA, PCR and Rapid PCR, whilst Seminars included sessions on the current status of CCHFV in participating countries and presentations on recent Ebola and Zika virus outbreak in West Africa and South America.

The ISTC would like to thank the international experts and specialists from BACAC, UK PHE and WHO for their participation, and UK MOD for co-funding the event.  Since its inception, BACAC has led the delivery of improved biosafety and biosecurity knowledge and training across Central Asia and the Caucus regions.

Welcome to the web site of Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus!!!

The Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus (BACAC) was created in November 2008 to promote biosecurity and biosafety in the region and provide a forum for sharing of best practices taking into account that biosafety is a global problem, and it would not be possible to highlight any country in a separate category or niche. Cooperation between different countries in terms of biosafety/biosecurity, both in individual countries and globally is of outmost importance. BACAC members include more than 100 biosafety and biosecurity experts and specialists from various countries of the region and outside the region, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

Our Mission is spreading knowledge and building capacity for biosafety and biosecurity among professional groups and the population in Central Asia and the Caucuses.
Our Vision is a professional coordinator and agent for dissemination of knowledge around biosafety, employing international best practices, in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucuses.
Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus

During seven years of its existence, BACAC was able to achieve considerable progress in strengthening biosafety and biosecurity in the region as well as create a successful regional network of specialists in the field of biosafety in BACAC Member countries. Thanks to BACAC activities in BACAC countries had been implemented and started implementation of several national and regional projects in the field of biosafety (which had been funded by BACAC partners), had been created a network of professionals, which actively cooperates and exchanges experience, skills and knowledge in the areas of biosafety research, trainings, legislative instruments, etc., Were greatly improved legislative and educational activities in some BACAC countries.

Of course these are only the first steps of BACAC and we need to further unite our efforts and cooperate more closely to ensure biosafety in BACAC states. BACAC is a young organization, which has its shortcomings and we have to work together closely to address them. A lot of work is ahead. BACAC is a tool that helps us to solve successfully the biosafety issues and challenges in the region and we welcome more experts in the region to join us and to use this effective tool.

We are open for cooperation!
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More than 100 biosafety and biosecurity experts and specialists