Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The main goal of the project is to support the implementation the National Biosafety Framework by establishing a biosafety management system, and strengthening capacity building and infrastructure for LMOs development, import/export, handling, transport and release in the country. The National Biosafety Framework will be established through the approval and the entry into force of the draft biosafety Act, and the implementation of the national regulations and guidelines for safety in biotechnology as well as the institutional Biosafety guidelines. Specific objectives are as follows: a) support the establishment of the regulatory and administrative basis for the implementation of the management and monitoring system related to the safe environmental release, commercial production and transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) in Kenya, in appliance of the obligations of the Cartagena Protocol; b) strengthen capacity building on biosafety policy, management, administration and risk assessment/management (in order to provide guidance and design risk management options and strategies); c) strengthen national facilities for LMOs managing, handling and monitoring activities, d) strengthen national biosafety research activities, and e) promote and strengthen information sharing and dissemination among the relevant stakeholders and enhance public awareness on biosafety related issues

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
Kenya National Council for Science and Technology
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
510,879 USD
Co-financing Total
108,658 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 619,537.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Jul 2002
Project closed
30 Jun 2005