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East Africa Grant Opportunity for IFBA Professional Certification

East Africa Grant Opportunity 2018The IFBA, in collaboration with the Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK) and the Biosafety & Biosecurity Association of Uganda (BBAU), is inviting applications for a Global Affairs Canada funded scholarship to certify the technical competency of individuals engaged in biorisk management and biosecurity practices in the East African region. This scholarship will provide funding to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with participation in a training workshop and examination session geared towards obtaining an IFBA Professional Certification in Biorisk Management or IFBA Professional Certification in Biosecurity. The session is tentatively scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2018. The examination in Biorisk Management will be offered in both the English and French languages. (Please note that only individuals who have successfully completed the pre-requisite Biorisk Management Certification are eligible for the Biosecurity Certification). For more information about the certification program, please visit www.internationalbiosafety.org 

Individuals who are interested in applying for the grant are requested to fill out the attached application form and forward by email together with a copy of their curriculum vitae to the IFBA Secretariat at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to submit your application is Friday December 15, 2017.

Please note that this scholarship opportunity is only available to candidates  who are currently based in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan) possess general knowledge of, and have some experience in the field of biorisk management; have responsibility for biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management programs; and, are familiar with the exam content of the IFBA's Professional Certification programs.

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