Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The main purpose of this project is to help Moldova 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 by :- The implementation of the Moldova’s legislative framework on the safe use of biotechnology through improvement of the Biosafety law, development of sectorial regulations, guidelines and manuals;- The preparation of specific technical guidelines;- The strengthening of appropriate institutional structures for risk assessment and decision making;- The development and implementation of policies for biosafety;- The training of decision makers, scientists, and administrative and technical staff on legal and technical matters;- The reinforcement of the existing infrastructures (laboratories) to strengthen monitoring; - The setting up of a mechanism for monitoring and enforcement;- The strengthening of communication and information exchange relating to biosafety both at the national level as well as through the BCH- 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
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Moldova
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
542,350 USD
Co-financing Total
147,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
48,812 USD
Total Cost 689,350.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
25 Nov 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Apr 2006
Project closed
01 Jul 2010