About Us Who we are


The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a Government statutory institution established under the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) by the Biosafety Act No. 10 of 2007. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiated under the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) auspices, was adopted in 1992, and entered into force in 1993. Zambia became party to the CBD in 2004. In 2007 the nation put in place the Biosafety Act.


Zambia benefiting from safe modern Biotechnology


To ensure safety in the development, use and handling of gene modification

Core Values

  • Efficiency
  • Fairness
  • Integrity and
  • Transparency