Projects on Implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks
In November 2001, the GEF Council approved 12 proposals
for demonstration projects to support countries with the implementation
of their national biosafety frameworks. Two of those projects (India and
Colombia) are coordinated by the World Bank, two (Malaysia and Mexico)
by UNDP and eight by UNEP.
The UNEP-GEF demonstration projects on Implementation of National Biosafety
Frameworks last on average 3 years, and the budgets range between 500,000
USD and 1,000,000 USD.
The following pages provide information about the UNEP-GEF projects on Implementation
of National Biosafety Frameworks:
- ‘Project execution’ gives
information about the way in which UNEP manages these projects and
assists countries in preparing and carrying out these projects.
- Participating countries’ provides
links to information about each of the country projects.
- Documents and links’ provides
copies of and/or links to documents, databases and web sites that are
used in the UNEP-GEF projects on Implementation of National Biosafety
* Other terms that are often used in this
context include: “transgenic organisms”, "genetically engineered
organisms", “recombinant DNA organisms”, “organisms with