Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership - Hosting a Biosecurity Fellow in Australia

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Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership
Hosting a Biosecurity Fellow in Australia

Following the prioritisation workshop in Nairobi in October, the partnership facilitated short-term placements of African biosecurity specialists in relevant biosecurity Australian agencies and related institutions.

Australian tertiary institutions, businesses and research organisations can benefit from hosting a Biosecurity Fellow. The aim is to build skills and capacity of middle level managers and decision makers involved in plant biosecurity control in eastern Africa.
 

  • Hosting a Biosecurity Fellow develops skills and knowledge, builds resilient people, country to country and professional links, and has the power to influence positive change.
     
  • Biosecurity Fellows can promote and foster long-term goodwill and international understanding between Australia and Africa.
     
  • Australian businesses willing to host Biosecurity Fellows can develop enduring commercial relationships and work towards improved phytosanitary (plant health) compliance in the bilateral trade of plants and plant products.
     
  • Recipients return home with new ideas, knowledge and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field.  
     
  • Hosting a Biosecurity Fellow also demonstrates Australia's commitment to providing education opportunities that improve living standards and stimulate economic growth in developing countries.

For more information, contact the project team at: Africa@pbcrc.com.au

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