Capacity Building for the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The 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

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 Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
848,900 USD
Co-financing Total
919,260 USD
GEF Agency Fees
76,401 USD
Total Cost 1,768,160.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Nov 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Feb 2006
Project closed
01 Jun 2011