Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The overall objectives of this demonstration project on biosafety is to provide support to strengthen capacity building for the implementation of national biosafety framework in compliance with the obligations of the Cartagena Protocol. Four areas of capacity building needs were identified through the first phase pilot project on biosafety:1) strengthening the institutions serving as centers of excellence/expertise and reference laboratories for LMOs monitoring, 2) training, 3) increase in public awareness on GMO matters, including media and NGOs, 4) development of information resources. Specific objectives are as follows: a) support the national infrastructure needed for LMOs risk assessment and monitoring; b) strengthen capacity building by training trainers, particularly in the areas of: risk assessment and risk management testing and monitoring legal issues: intellectual Property Rights and commercial issues institutional set ups; c) Strengthen information system and enhance public awareness, including media and NGO.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
1373
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Poland
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
PLANT BREEDING AND ACCLIMATIZATION INSTITUTE, RADZIKOW
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:
2002

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
460,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,156,550 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,616,550.00 USD

Project Timeline

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