ICGEB Strategic Plan 2020-2030 – Science for Development

ICGEB publishes its Strategic Plan – Science for Development – for the next decade.

Our Vision: to be the world’s leading intergovernmental organisation for research, training, and technology transfer in the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology; our Mission: to combine scientific research with capacity enhancement, thereby promoting sustainable global development

The ICGEB Strategic Plan 2020-2030 builds on the activities approved by the Board of Governors, and presents them in the context of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Agenda envisages “a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality and nondiscrimination”, with a strong emphasis on the empowerment of women and of vulnerable groups.

The aim is to reconcile global economic progress with social justice and the conservation of natural resources. Developing countries, emerging economies, and industrialised nations must all do their part to ensure the success of the Agenda.

The ICGEB Strategic Plan seeks to leverage the Centre’s strengths to maximize the Organisation’s contribution to the achievement of SDGs, in the spirit of openness and collaboration.

The ultimate goal is to empower ICGEB Member States in the use of the latest scientific developments and help them apply modern biotechnology solutions to end disease and achieve food and energy security, while fostering the development of human capital through education, training and provision of equal opportunities for all.