5th edition of Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication (ABBC 2023) Symposium

This year, reflections on the progress that Africa has made in research and governing of new breeding tools for transforming agriculture and improving planetary health in line with AU’s Agenda 2063 will be discussed. Proposed resolutions will be shared widely within the African Union member states and beyond for informing policy and practice.

Since 2015, ISAAA AfriCenter and partners have been hosting this international biennial bioscience communication symposium dubbed ABBC, to share trends in science communication as this relates to emerging modern biosciences. The symposium, which is an Africa-based and African-led platform plays a fundamental role in addressing pressing communication issues needed to propel biosciences innovations in the continent and globally.

This year, One Health conversations will be included  in ABBC2023 as informed from lessons learnt so far while implementing the COHESA project, on the importance of effective stakeholder engagement for pitching innovations that would enhance systems thinking on One Health.

COHESA is one of the 12 initiatives supported by the ACP Innovation Fund, with funding from the European Union.