Dr. Patrick Okanya is a Senior Lecturer of Biochemistry at the Technical University of Kenya and the Secretary General of the Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK). He previously served as member of the IFBA Certification Body for two terms. Patrick holds a doctorate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Saarlands, Germany and IFBA Professional Certifications in Biorisk Management, Biosecurity, Biological Waste Management and Cyberbiosecurity. He has research interests in the broader field of biotechnology and biosafety. Since 2016, Patrick has actively been involved in issues relating to biosafety and biosecurity within the country, regionally and internationally. He is an accomplished trainer in various topics in biosafety and biosecurity and has facilitated in many workshops. He has attracted funds to conduct the Biosafety and Biosecurity workshops from the Global affairs Canada through IFBA, The National Institute for Public Health and Environment of Netherlands (RIVM) and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Besides facilitating biosafety trainings, Patrick has also participated as a stakeholder in several committees including the development of an MSc curriculum in Biorisk Management for the University of Nairobi, The Kenya Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Curriculum and recently in the development of a BSc. curriculum in Biosafety and Biosecurity for the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). Additionally, Patrick is also an IFBA Global Mentor for Biosafety and Bioseurity and together with other International Partners they have published their mentorship work in the One health Outlook.( https://doi.org/10.1186/s42522-021-00050-x). As a team player, he is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of bio-safety and bio-security issues globally.