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Detail of GEF Project #2648

GEF Project ID2648
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCapacity Building for the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1; 2; 3; 4; 13
Approval Date2006-02-08
GEF Agency Approval Date2007-01-22
Project Completion Date2011-06-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources
DescriptionThe overall objective of the project is to implement in Tunisia, by 2008, a workable, responsive and transparent NBF, in line with the national development priorities, the Cartagena Protocol and other international obligations. The project will provide the necessary financial and technical assistance to: - Transform Tunisian National Biosafety Framework to a legally binding national biosafety regulatory regime through the enactment of Laws, and drafting of implementing regulations, decrees, orders; - Prepare specific training guides and manuals; - Train decision makers, scientists, administrative and technical staff on legal, scientific and technical matters;· - Enhance existing institutional facilities and infrastructures to undertake GMO detection and monitoring activities;· - Set up a mechanism for monitoring of enforcement; -·Strengthen channels for communication and information dissemination nationally, as well as through the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH);· - Promote public awareness and participation
Implementation StatusProject in appraisal.
GEF Project Grant
848,900 USD
GEF Grant
848,900 USD
Cofinancing Total
919,260 USD
Project Cost
1,768,160 USD
GEF Agency Fees
76,401 USD
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