Biosafety Council

Biosafety Council

The Minister responsible for science and technology (current Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation) through the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has under section 5 of the Biosafety, 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006) established the Biosafety Council (BSC) and appointed members in seven areas of expertise shown below:

Members of the council shall serve a term of three (3) years. The Biosafety Council members are as follows:


Area of Expertise

Dr. Martha Kandawa-Schulz (Chairperson)

Molecular Biology

Mr Jakobus Etuna L. Josua (Deputy Chairperson)


Dr. Ronnie A. Bock

Public Health Issues, including Food Hygiene & Food Safety

Dr. Herbert Schneider

Animal Health & Welfare


Environmental Issues

Ms Caroline !Garus-Oas

Research, Science & Technology


Trade and Economy


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