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Title: Support to the implementation of the National Biosafety Framework (NBF) for Rwanda” Project


Overview


Funded by GEF (Global Environment Facility) through UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme), The “Support to the implementation of the National Biosafety Framework (NBF) for Rwanda” Project aims to assist Rwanda in implementing its National Biosafety Framework and strengthen its institutions and human resource through capacity building. This project will also enable Rwanda to address biosafety concerns and integrate them into the national development framework; including the strategy for environmental protection and conservation


Indeed, it is expected that NBF project provides an adequate regulatory framework for Biotechnology risk management and smooth implementation of the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety in Rwanda.


The successful implementation of the NBF will contribute to the EDPRSII implementation through biotechnology as part of the rural development and agricultural transformation, and will help to meet the country’s international obligations as a party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and the Convention Biological Diversity (CBD).


NBF project started in February 2013 and is expected to close in February 2017.


Specific objectives of the project:

  1. To assess the status of Biosafety in Rwanda;
  2. To establish an institutional framework for administration & coordination of biosafety activities;
  3. To develop a sustainable human resource and institutional capacity in biosafety in Rwanda;
  4. To put in place effective systems to ensure that all Rwandans are aware of, participate in and have access to information on biotechnology and biosafety issues.
  5. To have a fully functional and robust Monitoring & evaluation framework for biosafety activities

 

 

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