NEPAD SANBio (Southern African Biosciences Network)
SANBio is an inter-governmental network which falls under the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's
Development)-African Biosciences initiative. Its main objective is to build and strengthen capacity in
biosciences through exchanging ideas, promoting scientific excellence, and harnessing indigenous
knowledge to utilise natural resources, and in turn address sustainability and wealth creation.
NEPAD SANBio has its hub at the CSIR, and through that Office is responsible for the SADC
high level panel on IP policy development under POL-SABINA.