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BS Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

To assist Ecuador to have a workable and transparent national biosafety framework in place, to fulfill its obligations as a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and thus contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection of biodiversity and human health from modern biotechnology.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
16,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
665,818 USD
Co-financing Total
1,072,427 USD
GEF Agency Fees
68,182 USD
Total Cost 1,754,245.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 May 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Sep 2008
Concept Approved
08 Jul 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
25 May 2010
Project closed
15 Dec 2015