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Centre for Research in Science and Technology


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The Centre for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Environmental Research was set up as one of the Centre of Excellence in the Academy. The key thrust of the centre is to promote indigenous research capacity in Scientific and Environmental issues for the Nigerian nation. Furthermore, the Centre has the background knowledge of addressing gaps in the training of cadets and military personnel in modern techniques of military warfare and armed conflict and also in the use of non-conventional weapons and research into combating the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents in warfare.

About the Centre


The Centre for Research in Science and Technology was set up as one of the Centre of Excellence in the Academy. The key thrust of the centre is to promote indigenous research capacity in Scientific and Environmental issues for the Nigerian nation. Furthermore, the Centre has the background knowledge of addressing gaps in the training of cadets and military personnel in modern techniques of military warfare and armed conflict and also in the use of non-conventional weapons and research into combating the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents in warfare.

Core Values

Excellence: To create a centre of Excellence in the research of Scientific ground breaking possibilities and Environmental Issues.

Collaborative Approach: To serve as a collaborative platform in the advancement of Scientific and Environmental research in Nigeria.

style=”text-align: justify;”>Bridge Builder: To foster linkages between environmental protection and national security in the advancement of nuclear research for economic growth

style=”text-align: justify;”>To inspire the spirit of Integrity, Openness, Innovation, Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Resourcefulness in the Scientific and Environmental Communities in the World.

Respect: To acknowledge pioneers and support researchers in the quest of improved scientific possibilities and quality living.

Objectives

To increase knowledge base and awareness on the application of science and technology in security management, environmental challenges, nuclear advancement and societal difficulties.

To provide effective and efficient recommendations and solution to both local and international social issues related to National Security, Natural Resources Management and Climate change. To conduct and promote research and development work using appropriate technology in sustaining the needs of the local environment.

To enhance academic excellence through research, entrepreneurship and also nuclear and renewable energy technology.

To carry out a variety of scientific educational technology activities such as lecture programs, seminars, collaborations with scientific communities and programs, partnership with universities, industry and other government agencies in the bid of enhancing scientific growth and technology.

Conduct independent research activities with the objective of developing concepts, techniques or prototypes in computationally related disciplines to enhance problem-solving capabilities in scientific and environmental research.

To carry out researches in the military technology in the bid to enhance and improve the overall ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other Para-Military Agencies to prevail in any armed conflict by developing new strategy and tactics.

To carry out indirect research activities with post graduate research students, which are beneficial to the Scientific, Military and Environmental bodies in Nigeria.

The Centre is structured into a simplified organisation that will make research activities more effective, efficient and rewarding. It has a Director, who is the overall head and five (5) distinctive units.

The Units are outlined below:

1. CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH UNIT.

This unit would be responsible in studies that will focus on biological and chemical war agents (CBWA). They would be investigated for their presence in war torn areas. Investigation of the antidotes to the BWA and research would include provision and protection against it. Decontamination of CBWA and monitoring equipment for the detection of CBWA would be acquired. The use of medical plants for healing of bullet wounds, nanotechnology and preventive measures to safeguard the military personnel from the effects of CBWA would be researched into. The unit would be responsible for translating research findings into products that will add value to the existing local knowledge and undertake project that involve adopting or adapting local technology to provide solution to the hazard of non-conventional chemical & biological warfare through research in biotechnology and bio-informatics. The unit will establish a working partnership or experimentation with such outfits like National Biotechnology Development Agency and Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis among others.

2. RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH UNIT.

This unit would be responsible for research activities in nuclear energy sources and Radiology with emphasis on renewable energy such as biofuels, solar and wind energy technology, energy efficiency as well as energy supply security. The unit will be responsible for translating research outcomes into products/fabrications that target particular solution/problem.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH UNIT.

This unit would be responsible for research activities in environmental fields at National and Global level with a view to finding the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the environmental systems and providing mitigation measures. The unit shall also undertake researches in waste management, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies as well as resource conservation and management.

4. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS

These are the research which will be conducted in this unit: Computerized Military program, Military Sensitivity Index Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Application in Armed Forces, GIS and Communication Intercepts in modern warfare, Simulation centres of Combat operation in Peace Support programmes , Development of Counter Explosive devices and IED’s,  Design of unmanned aircraft/monitoring systems, Manufacture of re-enforced fibre materials for armoured vehicles and bullet proof vests and formulation, Research into Military Biotechnology and Nano Technology, Military strategy, operational art and tactics, contemporary operations, conflict, future warfare, asymmetrical warfare, psychological operations, peace support ops, COIN, military support for civil authority, doctrine development, military theory and practice, lessons learned and identified, terrorism and counter-terrorism, organized crime, intelligence, military policing, international police operations, regional approaches, privatization of security, special forces.

5. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY EDUCATION.

These are the research which will be conducted in this unit: International organizations, actors, factors-threats, cooperation, security regimes, alliances and coalitions, interests, risk evaluation and management, international relations, scenario development, crisis management, security complexes, influence strategy, coercion, deterrence, modelling, game theory, defence diplomacy, ‘Nation-building, institutional gaps, military sociology, armed forces as societies, armed forces in society, civil-military relations, conscription and professional armies, gender-ethnicity-identity and minorities, military families, unions and soldier associations, social experimentation and social activism with armed forces, media, public opinion, democratic control of armed forces, security sector reform, international cooperation, privatization, Information systems, systems testing, impact of technology on operations, weaponry, interaction with human dimension, R&D agendas, industry connections, life cycles and defence acquisition, network centric warfare and network enabled capabilities, Curriculum development, pedagogy, standards and evaluation, professional development, academic freedom, case studies/simulations/exercises, professional collegiality in military education.

NB: The units shall comprise a research team of at least five qualified members; under the leadership of a coordinator who shall be answerable to the Director of the center.

PROPOSED STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CCBNER {2017 -2022}

SHORT AND LONG TERM STRATEGIES (GOALS) OF THE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH.

A. SHORT TERM STRATEGY

The Centre has the following Short term strategy which should be executed within a time frame of Two years (2):

1. Seminar presentation on Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and De-contamination procedures in the eventual case of attack. ( 3rd Quarter 2017)

2. Seminar presentation on Biotechnology Techniques in Scientific and Military warfare activities. 4th Quarter 2017)

3. Seminar presentation on Nuclear Security & Hazardous Chemical Management (1st /2nd Quarter 2017)

4. Establishment of an Advanced Post graduate Diploma in Nuclear & Homeland Security.

5. Establishment of a Diploma program in Environmental Soil Management and Water Resources

6. Establishment of a Forensic Model Crime Scene Training and Examination facility for Cadets, for Military and para military Personnel and Forensic Postgraduate students in the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.

7. Collaborations with various Private, State and National Research institutions in Nigeria (Nigerian Nuclear Energy Commission).

8. Mentorship and research support for Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate students/cadets in relevant military areas that will benefit the Academy and the Country.

B. LONG TERM STRATEGY

The following are the Long term strategy to be executed by the Centre in the next Ten (10) years:

1. Collaborative research with foreign organisation and exchange visit with United State of America (USA), Australia, India and Canada military institutions on military development and advancement.

2. Establishment of Nuclear energy Research Laboratory and Acquisition of the International Atomic Energy Research Certificate for nuclear facilities.

4. Establishment of an Advanced Integrated Research Laboratory for Chemical, Biological and Radiological studies.

5. Production of Military Sensitive Index Mapping for Nigerian States within the North –East and South –West region in Nigeria.

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The Centre for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Environmental Research

Nigerian Defence Academy

PMB 2109

Kaduna