Recommendation to incorporate biosecurity in higher education curricula

To engage young individuals with biosecurity developments, Members of the National Biosecurity Committee have recommended to include education materials on biosecurity into the curriculum of universities and higher education institutes.

The recommendation came during the Committee’s second meeting which was held to discuss the preparations for the UAE’s fourth Biosecurity Conference.

“The regular meetings of the committee play a key role in implementing the National Biosecurity Strategy, approved by the UAE Cabinet in 2013,” said Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

The strategy behind the recommendation is to highlight the importance of engaging and qualifying the national workforce and ensuring effective community participation to achieve the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021.

The UAE Vision 2021 focused on mounting integrated biosecurity mechanisms that enhance the UAE’s overall safety and security.