Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

This project will help the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen the existing institutional and technical structures and infrastructures needed to meet the obligations of the Protocol and have a National Biosafety Framework fully operational and will contribute to: i) The development and implementation of biosafety regulations;ii) The implementation of the country's legislative framework on the safe use of biotechnology through decrees, orders, guidelines and manuals;iii) The preparation of specific technical guidelines;iv) The strengthening of appropriate institutional structures for risk assessment, risk management, detection of GMOs and decision making;v) The development and implementation of policies for biotechnology and biosafety;vi) The training of regulators, decision makers, scientists, and administrative and technical staff on legal and technical matters relates to GMO application;vii) The reinforcement of the existing infrastructures (laboratories) to strengthen monitoring and detection of GMOs;viii) The setting up of a mechanism for monitoring and enforcement;ix) The strengthening of communication and information exchange relating to biosafety both at the national level as well as through the global BCH; and x) Putting in place systems for strengthening public awareness, education and participation in decision making on GMOs.

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
Vice President's Office
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
777,300 USD
Co-financing Total
614,300 USD
GEF Agency Fees
69,957 USD
Total Cost 1,391,600.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Nov 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Mar 2006
Project closed
01 Apr 2011