Development of a National Clearing House Mechanism and Capacity Assessment for Taxonomy and Indigenous Knowledge(Add-on) (New title as of March 19, 2009)

Project Summary

The GEF Biodiversity Add-On Project has 3 main objectives:(i) Objective 1: To establish and operationalise a CHM to improve information sharing and management and to enhance implementation of Article 18 on scientific and technical cooperation within and between countries, for effective implementation of the CBD. The CHM will help Uganda to report on progress towards the CBD 2010 target through better identification, compilation and effective use of information on biodiversity.(ii) Objective 2: To carry out an Assessment on capacity for several biodiversity components including: a) Role of Ingenious Knowledge and Practices in the Conservation of Biodiversity and Develop Guidelines for Sustainable Use of Biodiversity to support and strengthen management of biodiversity resources as well as monitoring programmes by the various government institutions.b) Initial assessment and monitoring programs, including taxonomyiii. Objective 3:Carry out any additional assessment of capacity development needs required for effective implementation of the NBSAP. In particular, emerging issues on Biodiversity conservation in the areas of oil and gas exploration are important in Uganda and needs concerned with these areas will be elaborated on.

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
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
42,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
30,000 USD
Total Cost 342,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Dec 2008
Concept Approved
21 Jun 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Jun 2010
Project closed
30 Sep 2013