Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The overall goal of the project is that by 2009 Egypt has a workable and transparent national biosafety framework, in line with its national development priorities and international obligations. The inmediate objectives are to assit Egypt to:- have a fully functional and responsive regulatory regime in line with CP and national needs- have a functional national system for handling requests, performing risk assessment, decision-making, performing administrative tasks, handling, storing and exchanging information in line with the BCH requirements- have a functional national system for follow-up, namely monitoring of environmental effects and enforcement- have a functional national system for public awareness, education, participation and access to information

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
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
908,100 USD
Co-financing Total
1,389,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
81,729 USD
Total Cost 2,297,100.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Jun 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Feb 2006
Project closed
01 Jul 2011