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Detail of GEF Project #3012

GEF Project ID3012
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSupport the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework
CountryTanzania
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Approval Date2006-03-09
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-10-13
Project Completion Date2011-04-01
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyVice President's Office
DescriptionThis project will help the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen the existing institutional and technical structures and infrastructures needed to meet the obligations of the Protocol and have a National Biosafety Framework fully operational and will contribute to: i) The development and implementation of biosafety regulations; ii) The implementation of the country's legislative framework on the safe use of biotechnology through decrees, orders, guidelines and manuals; iii) The preparation of specific technical guidelines; iv) The strengthening of appropriate institutional structures for risk assessment, risk management, detection of GMOs and decision making; v) The development and implementation of policies for biotechnology and biosafety; vi) The training of regulators, decision makers, scientists, and administrative and technical staff on legal and technical matters relates to GMO application; vii) The reinforcement of the existing infrastructures (laboratories) to strengthen monitoring and detection of GMOs; viii) The setting up of a mechanism for monitoring and enforcement; ix) The strengthening of communication and information exchange relating to biosafety both at the national level as well as through the global BCH; and x) Putting in place systems for strengthening public awareness, education and participation in decision making on GMOs.
Implementation Status
GEF Project Grant
777,300 USD
GEF Grant
777,300 USD
Cofinancing Total
614,300 USD
Project Cost
1,391,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
69,957 USD
Project Documents

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