SBC has recognised the importance of public awareness and appreciation towards related biotechnology applications and initiatives.
The objectives of SBC’s Biodiversity-Biotechnology Awareness and Appreciation Programme are to:
Under the programme, SBC provides the platform and opportunities for the general public and specific target groups (e.g. scientists, researchers, policy makers, business/industry players, investors) to share experience and ideas, and to discuss trends, directions and issues relating to biodiversity, bioprospecting and R&D through seminars, workshops, conferences, forums, public lectures, dialogue sessions and exhibitions
SBC also provides opportunities for members of the public, particularly students from schools and higher institutions of learning to learn about the State’s rich biodiversity, the value of Traditional Knowledge of the indigenous communities, biotechnology applications in bioprospecting and career prospects in related fields through Appreciation Visits to SBC, talks at schools/institutions and organizations and career talks in schools.