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Detail of GEF Project #1374

GEF Project ID1374
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSupport for the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework for Bulgaria
CountryBulgaria
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-06
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2002-07-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-08-28
Project Completion Date2006-05-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyABI-AgroBioInstitute
DescriptionThe overall objectives of this demonstration project on biosafety is to provide support to strengthen capacity building for the implementation of national biosafety framework in compliance with the obligations of the Cartagena Protocol. The specific objectives are: a) to support the establishment of the regulatory and administrative biosafety management system in to enable an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology, with a specific focus on transboundary movements in Bulgaria. b) to establish procedures for risk assessment and monitoring; c) to strengthen capacity building through training of trainers on LMOs related to risk assessment and management, testing and monitoring, legal issues, institutional set ups and intellectual property rights; d) to promote and strengthen information sharing and dissemination among the relevant stakeholders, and enhance public awareness.
Implementation StatusProject Completed
GEF Project Grant
407,879 USD
GEF Grant
407,879 USD
Cofinancing Total
96,380 USD
Project Cost
504,259 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
407,879 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
96,280 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
504,159 USD
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