Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Project Summary

The objective of this Enabling Activities proposal is to build and strengthen national capacities and to enhance knowledge of decision makers, industrialists, NGOs and the general population on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).This will lead to the preparation of a National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on (POPs), and endorsement by all stakeholders in Burundi, in order to enable Burundi to manage the reduction and elimination of POPs and fulfil its reporting and other obligations under the Stockholm Convention.Specifically, the project will:i. Allow Burundi to meet its reporting obligations under the Stockholm Convention;ii. Prepare the ground for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention in Burundi;iii. Strengthen national capacity to manage POPs and strengthen chemicals management capacity in general;iv. Maximize government commitment and facilitate the ratification of the Stockholm Convention.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
The National Institute for Environment and Nature Conservation (INECN)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
401,100 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
Total Cost 401,100.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Jul 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Nov 2002
Project closed