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