To assist Madagascar to put in place a functional and transparent national biosafety framework, in accordance with national development priorities, and to fulfill its obligations as a Party to the Cartagena Protocol, and other related international instruments.

Specific objectives are to:
1: Assist Madagascar to integrate and incorporate biosafety issues in national programmes and/or strategies on sustainable development.
2: Assist Madagascar to establish and consolidate a fully functional and responsive regulatory regime, in line with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and national needs and priorities.
3: Assist Madagascar to establish and consolidate an operational and transparent national system related to administration of requests, including risk assessment and decision-making in the management of biosafety.
4: Assist Madagascar to establish and consolidate a coordinated and collaborative monitoring and enforcement system.
5: Assist Madagascar to establish and consolidate a functional national system for public awareness, education, participation, and access to information

Project Details

GEF Project ID
3335
Country
Madagascar
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Approval FY
2010
Status
Project Approved
Region
Africa
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Env, Forest and Tourism
GEF Period
GEF - 4
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund

Financials

USD
Co-financing Total
290,000
GEF Project Grant
613,850
GEF Agency Fees
61,385

Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Jan 2008
Concept Approved
17 Dec 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Apr 2010