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Detail of GEF Project #1371

GEF Project ID1371
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSupport to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework
CountryKenya
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-06
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2002-07-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-09-20
Project Completion Date2006-07-01
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyKenya National Council for Science and Technology
DescriptionThe main goal of the project is to support the implementation the National Biosafety Framework by establishing a biosafety management system, and strengthening capacity building and infrastructure for LMOs development, import/export, handling, transport and release in the country. The National Biosafety Framework will be established through the approval and the entry into force of the draft biosafety Act, and the implementation of the national regulations and guidelines for safety in biotechnology as well as the institutional Biosafety guidelines. Specific objectives are as follows: a) support the establishment of the regulatory and administrative basis for the implementation of the management and monitoring system related to the safe environmental release, commercial production and transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) in Kenya, in appliance of the obligations of the Cartagena Protocol; b) strengthen capacity building on biosafety policy, management, administration and risk assessment/management (in order to provide guidance and design risk management options and strategies); c) strengthen national facilities for LMOs managing, handling and monitoring activities, d) strengthen national biosafety research activities, and e) promote and strengthen information sharing and dissemination among the relevant stakeholders and enhance public awareness on biosafety related issues
Implementation StatusProject Completed
GEF Project Grant
510,879 USD
GEF Grant
510,879 USD
Cofinancing Total
108,658 USD
Project Cost
619,537 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
510,879 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
108,658 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
619,537 USD
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