Projects

Bio-Surveillance Sustainability Project

MESIS is the developer and implementer of a project designed to increase linkages, integration, and utilization of bio-surveillance infrastructure across Jordan. Project components included inter-laboratory comparison testing for high-containment labs to assess SOPs, sample handling and transport, and best practices for diagnostic testing.

Oleander Exercise

The Oleander Tabletop Exercise was developed by MESIS and jointly implemented with INTERPOL’s Bioterrorism Prevention Unit. The exercise was designed for key personnel from law enforcement and health agencies to simulate the response to a biological incident. It was implemented in Jordan and Lebanon.

Metrics Project

MESIS heads an international task force developing best practices on measuring the impact of nuclear security trainings. This effort explores the role of culture, and how an increased level of cultural awareness could improve nuclear security training, performance, and assessments.

CTBTO IFE’14

MESIS was a member of the National Committee that was overseeing the preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization’s (CTBTO) “Integrated Field Exercise 2014.” MESIS was the only non-governmental organization to have participated.

NSS Gift Baskets

MESIS supported Jordan’s “Gift Basket” at the Nuclear Security Summit calling for the establishment of a Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) team; MESIS was subsequently recognized in the National Progress Report submitted by the Government of Jordan at the Summit.