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University of Babylon Prepares for Fourth National Conference on Safety and Security

Published Date : 08/01/2019
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Edited By : University of Babylon

The University of Babylon prepares for the fourth National Conference on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Safety and Security, to be held under the patronage of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Qusai Abdul Wahhab al-Suhail under the slogan "Working together for a secure Iraq" at the Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies in Baghdad for the period from 14-16 April 2019. 

The general coordinator of the Conference, Prof. Dr. Falah Hassan al-Khafaji, chairman of the organizing committee, said that the conference, which will be chaired by the Chancellor of the university Prof. Dr. Adil Hadi al-Baghdadi, comprends four axes: the first is on safety and chemical security; the second on safety and biosecurity; the third on radiological safety and security, while the fourth one relates to nuclear safety and security. 

Dr. Falah al- Khafaji also noted that the Conference will involve (CBRN) Iraqi and foreign experts from various sectors to discuss and raise awareness of the security situation (CBRN) with regard to ongoing and emergency threats, strategic frameworks, supply management, capacity-building, multidisciplinary training and border security priorities, law enforcement, as well as response and coordination capacity.

The conference aims to provide a forum for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security stakeholders, apart from successes, challenges and following steps required to address the remaining security gaps, and to identify opportunities to strengthen existing laws and regulations decreed to secure chemicals, biological, radiological and nuclear expertise and sensitive information, as well as understanding the vulnerabilities of universities and private sectors of government ahead of commencing coordination among them to reduce the risks of such materials. The conference will also be an opportunity to build national capacities to develop, standardize and apply the best security practices in areas devoted to the storage, production, transport and disposal of these materials, as well as the construction, development and training of national capacities towards the use of modern and sophisticated devices to detect such materials accurately. 

The Accepted researches, Dr. Falah added, will be published in the conference proceedings book.