The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is not-for-profit non-governmental organization of regional and national Biosafety Associations from all areas of the world that has a common interest in advancing biosafety and biosecurity. TDV hosts the IFBA Secretariat and provides support activities to the IFBA as it strives “to become the global resource for biorisk management by: building, empowering and advocating for biosafety communities; establishing a platform for linking and leveraging expertise and support; delivering relevant resources and tools in response to emerging needs, and maintaining an independent Certification Body with responsibility for ensuring quality biorisk management through certification of individuals”.
Establishing consistent standards and identifying and sharing best practices is key to effective disease surveillance across regions encountering a diverse set of threats and challenges, particularly there is a high turnover rate of technical personnel. TDV resources Mr. James Dunlop and Ms. Judith Newland established a common strategic framework for CORDS, an overarching network of regional disease surveillance networks, including the identification of required streams of activity and critical action items via the facilitation of strategic workshops. Serving as the initial organizational secretariat, TDV focused on the establishment of a common understanding of key challenges facing CORDS members and a common direction to take the organization forward.
TDV Global was contracted to provide analytical support to the CIC Corporate Planning and Reporting Directorate in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Over a three year period, TDV Partner Brian McKay provided support for the rollout of the MRRS policy including developing the PAA and PMF for the department. Support also included the writing of Departmental Performance Reports (DPRs), Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP), Corporate Risk Profile, and the Annual Report to Parliament. Brian’s worked included facilitation over 20 workshops for designing the PAA and identifying performance indicators, designing systems for the capture and analysis of data, internal consultation processes across the department, analysis, writing and training on results-based management (RBM).