As part of the R4HC-MENA Conflict & Health work-stream, on the 15th of May, King’s College London hosted David Hewitson and Colin King from Fenix Insight and Annica Waleij, Oscar Björnham and Per Wikström from FOI to discuss research approaches to research capacity building in biosecurity, bioweapons and CBRN; medical and health intelligence, and; toxic and explosive remnants of war. A report will be published on this in due course. FOI, based in Sweden, is one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the areas of defence and security. Fenix Insight focuses on understanding and managing the consequences of explosive ordnance across the world.