Support For The Implementation Of The National Biosafety Framework For Sudan

Project General Information


Support For The Implementation Of The National Biosafety Framework For Sudan


Environmental goverance



EA - Enabling Activities

Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Build capacity on access and benefit sharing

Strengthening the policy and regulatory framework for mainstreaming biodiversity

The overall objective of the project is to assist Sudan to fully operationalize its NBF through capacity building activities consistent with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and national priorities on Biosafety.  

Full Size Project(FSP)




GEF Trust Fund

Stage Grant to UNEP Grant to other IA Co-Financing UNEP Fee Other IA Fee
$ 1,700,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 1,880,000.00 $ 170,000.00 $ 0.00
$ 62,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 57,000.00 $ 6,200.00 $ 0.00


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)



Executing Agency Category
Sudan: Ministry of Agriculture
National Government Agency
Sudan: Ministry of Environment
National Government Agency

Partner Category

Name Category Period
Alex Owusu-Biney
project duration

Moderate Risk

High Risk of: Slow administrative and political response to biosafety issues. Mitigate by-Promote cooperation between government structures and special awareness program for targeted and relevant authorities will be organised at the inception of the project with follow ups to strengthen the political support for the NBF implementation process to ensure biosafety is placed on a higher level in the agenda of government and the national assembly Medium Risk of: Inadequate mechanisms for institutional coordination in the management of biosafety. Mitigate by: - Regular coordination meetings for relevant ministries and agencies will be held, defining clear procedures and responsibilities for all the key identified stakeholders. High priority will be placed on institutional capacity building. Medium Risk of: Low institutional capacity to manage handling of LMOs in Sudan: -Capacity building activities coupled with upgrading of existing facilities will equip designated regulatory agencies to effectively manage their mandate. A high priority will be placed on building a critical mass of resource persons who will contribute to the enhancement of public awareness

Not Applicable


Biosafety Framework Implementation

Fiscal Year Project activities and objectives met
Project awaiting approval Nov. WP 2011

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