Project Leader, Organisation
John Lovett, Lovett Associates
The Workshop provided a unique opportunity for Indonesian and Australian interests in biosecurity to meet and discuss possible ways forward for bilateral activity. Held in Bogor with strong support by Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), this activity built on work carried out by the Bilateral Plant Biosecurity Initiative (BPBI) and Indonesian Biosecurity Foundation (IBF) supported by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) since 2015.
More than 100 participants from Government, the private sector, NGOs, the knowledge sector and the community represented some 48 entities. A major outcome was to approach and convince the Indonesian Government to assign one regulation that will become an umbrella for the existing regulations that specifically mention biosecurity. An agreed priority was to promote awareness of biosecurity – human, animal and plant – and its critical relationship to biosafety, biodiversity and bioterrorism.
The Workshop recognised that food security and conserving biodiversity, key objectives for Indonesia and Australia, are dependent on effective biosecurity.
The Crawford Fund
Indonesian Biosecurity Foundation