Effective National Implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and Valorization of Botanical Plants (Medicinal, Cosmetic and Neutraceutical) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Project Summary

Strengthen national capacities, including on legislation and regulatory framework, for the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, contributing to the conservation of biodiversity and human wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Congo DR
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with GIZ/ABS Initiative and the NGO AASD
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
45,662 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,035,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
190,000 USD
Total Cost 9,080,662.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Sep 2017
Preparation Grant Approved
25 Sep 2017
Concept Approved
25 Sep 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Mar 2019
Project closed