Establishing the National Framework and Operational Capacity for Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in Timor Leste

Project Summary

To establish the conditions enabling sustainable access to the genetic resources of Timor-Leste, which will deliver fair and equitable benefits to its people, while protecting legal and customary ownership and traditional knowledge

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Timor Leste
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Lead: Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCAI) - National Directorate of Biodiversity Protection and Restoration (NDBPR); with National University Timor Leste (UNTL)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,319,863 USD
Co-financing Total
4,050,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
125,387 USD
Total Cost 5,419,863.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Dec 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Jul 2017
Concept Approved
13 Jul 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Aug 2018
Project closed