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Detail of GEF Project #1962

GEF Project ID1962
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAssessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in the Conservation of Biodiversity and Participation in the National Clearing House Mechanism
CountryBarbados
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Approval Date2005-04-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-09-29
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyMinistry of Housing, Lands and the Environment
DescriptionThe overall goal and objectives of the Strategy and Action Plan attempt to address the range of issues relevant to the management of biodiversity in Barbados. The specific objectives of the Strategy and Action Plan are as follows: 1.To mobilize adequate financial resources for the management and conservation of Barbados’ biodiversity; 2.To develop the human resource base and strengthen institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation and management; 3.To conduct essential research to inform the development and implementation of management practices for the sustainable use of biodiversity; 4.To use the results of the Research Programme to develop appropriate management techniques and mechanisms to ensure sustainable consumptive use and to preserve non-consumptive use values of biodiversity resources; 5.To revise, consolidate and formulate policy and legislation to achieve the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; 6.To promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use through incentives; 7.To incorporate conservation requirements into land-use planning; 8.To improve public awareness and education; 9.To establish effective in situ and ex situ biodiversity conservation measures; 10.To ensure equitable biodiversity and traditional knowledge access and benefit sharing; 11.To establish biosafety regulations in order to safeguard biodiversity; and 12.To promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in various sectors (agriculture, health, fisheries, tourism).
Implementation StatusProject stalled due to changes in the Government Ministry of Environment. Project coordinator transferred, and has been non-responsive. No progress or financial reports received. UNEP has written to the GEF Focal Point and copy to the Permanent Secretary to express concern over the events. No response was received from Barbados.
GEF Project Grant
286,800 USD
GEF Grant
286,800 USD
Cofinancing Total
57,700 USD
Project Cost
344,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
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