West African Regional Biosafety Program

Project Summary

The global environment objective of the project is to protect regional biodiversity against the potential risks associated with introduction of LMOs into the environment. This will be achieved through the development of common science-based methods for risk assessment and management in the approval or rejection of LMOs' applications, in compliance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and other international standards.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,400,000 USD
Co-financing Total
18,900,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
549,000 USD
Total Cost 25,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Sep 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Feb 2006
Concept Approved
02 Aug 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Oct 2007
Project closed
30 Jun 2012