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PRECA Project is implemented by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the European Team of Experts in close cooperation with the National Teams of Experts of the Partner Countries and the CBRN CoE Regional Secretariat in Central Asia and countries' CBRN CoE National Focal Points, as well as the respective EU delegations to the Partner Countries. The overall management is coordinated by the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

Independent CBRN Consultant, Brussels & UK Accredited Diplomat, NATO UK Royal Air Force Wing Commander (Retired) andrew@abxl.eu

Andrew Proudlove

Team Leader

Broad CBRN Backround: 

CBRN Trainer

UK Special Forces CBRN Response

UK Nuclear Accident Response - Field Team Leader

CBRN Civil Emergency Planning

10 Years NATO HQ, Brussels - WMD and Non Proliferation Centre – CBRN Task force – CBRN Outreach

CBRN advisor to: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Burundi, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, DRC, Gabon, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan,

High Level Adviser on Global Health Security Policy and Implementation President of Nigel Lightfoot Associates Ltd nigel@nlassociates.co.uk

Nigel Lightfoot

Technical Key Expert

Global Health Security Background:

Advisor to EC Foreign Policy, NATO Science for Peace, Amazon

A distinguished career in public health

Executive Director of CORDS (Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance) 2012 -2016 

Director of Emergency Response Health Protection Agency 2003 - 2012

Honorary Professor, Cranfield University, Milton Keynes

Visiting Professor Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Independent Food Safety Consultant B.Sc. jackieagibney@outlook.com

Jackie Gibney

Food Safety Expert

Broad Food Safety Background:

Independent Food Safety Consultant, Auditor and Trainer for Hospitality and Retail Sector with 20 years experience 

Microbiology scientist with extensive experience in accredited food and water testing laboratory

Experienced in food safety legislation compliance and food business operator requirements

Provider of  Food Hygiene Training programmes Level 1, 2 & 3 to food service sectors.

Recruitment, training and mentoring of Food Handlers

Liaising with Environmental Health officers on behalf of Food Business Operators


Water Quality Strategy Manager – Yorkshire Water. Programme Lead – Drinking Water Quality Research, UKWIR john.a.haley@outlook.com

John Haley

Water Safety Expert

Broad Water Operations, Strategy & Research background:

Water Quality safety professional with over 40 years of experience

Water Quality expert from source to tap

Water Safety Planning Leader

Consultation and guidance on water safety legislation and regulation

Recruitment, training and mentoring of Water Quality staff

Frequent Work with Environmental Health Officers, Directors of Public Health & Regulators


Head of Department, Chemicals and Environmental Effects, Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards (CRCE), Public Health England (PHE) r.duarte.davidson@gmail.com

Raquel Duarte-Davidson

Chemical Safety and Security Expert

Environmental Public Health and Health Security Specialist: 

30 years experience in chemical health threats, chemical incident response and chemical risk assessment. 

Lead for many multidisciplinary EU funded projects 

Advisor in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g. Serbia, Georgia), SE and Central Asia (e.g. Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam), Africa (e.g. Ethiopia, Sierra Leone), South America (Paraguay, Ecuador)

Honorary Professor, Exeter University School of Medicine and Health

Visiting Professor, Cranfield University  

Co-Director - WHO Collaborating Centre for the Public Health Management of Chemical Exposures

Commissioner of the UK National Poisons Information Service.



Global Health and Senior Medical Advisor CEO at Pan Global Products and Services (PANGPS) mark@pangps.com

Mark Salter

Public Health C3 Exper

Broad Public Health Background:

Over 40 years experience in global health security

Experience of Outbreaks

Central America (dengue haemorrhagic fever, measles and cholera)

Africa (Lassa, SARS, post-conflict, Ebola)

Asia (SARS, H5N1, and flooding response)

Leader of the WHO Clinical Response to SARS

Expert Advisor on the WHO IHR Emergency Committee relating to Ebola and the SARS-CoV-2 review committee

Global Outbreak Alert and response Group (GOARN) steering committee member 

Founding member of WHO Collaborating center for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security 

МНТЦ asainova@istc.int

Samal Asainova

Project Manager


Joined ISTC team in April of 2015 as an Events & Program Coordinator 

Project Officer for EU CBRN CoE Project 53, EU Export Control Project, DoE Projects

Supported activities of the Scientific Advisory Committee of ISTC

Prior to ISTC worked at the Libyan Embassy to the Republic of Kazakhstan

ISTC mubarakova@istc.int
+7 (705) 386-83-24

Dana Mubarakova

Project Officer


Joined ISTC team in March of 2019 as an Administrative Assistant  

Prior to ISTC worked at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Kazakhstan, In OSCE ODIHR.