Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in the Conservation of Biodiversity and Participation in the National Clearing House Mechanism

Project Summary

The 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).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing, Lands and the Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
286,800 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 286,800.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Dec 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Apr 2005
Project closed