ISAAA is running several communication activities together with like-minded credible institutions in the agricultural biotechnology sector. These communication partnerships seek to maximize the amount of information reaching the public on biotechnology and also ensure a coordinated flow to avoid unnecessary duplication.
Some of AfriCenter’s partners include the Program for Biosafety (PBS), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), African Biotechnology Stakeholders’ Forum (ABSF), African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), and development partners as well as scientists drawn from local and international research institutes.
The products of these partnerships include:
OFAB is a platform that brings together stakeholders in biotechnology and enables interactions between scientists, journalists, the civil society, industrialists, lawmakers and policy makers. OFAB – Kenya is organized under a collaborative agreement between the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the AfriCenter. Impact of the monthly meetings has seen the expansion of OFAB from the Kenya Chapter in 2006, to seven other chapters namely; Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
BioAWARE is a public initiative that provides a framework within which strategies and specific actions can be undertaken in promoting awareness and understanding of the role of biotechnology in the country’s development agenda. The AfriCenter has facilitated various activities under BioAWARE, and participated in the drafting and official launching of the national biotechnology awareness strategy.