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Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
110594
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-05-31 09:27 UTC (warrier@nic.in)
Date of publication
2016-06-08 22:29 UTC (erie.tamale@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Phase II Capacity Building Project on Biosafety, supported by UNEP-GEF
Contact person
Dr Ranjini Warrier
Adviser
Coservation and Survey (CS) Division
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (MoEF&CC)
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor bagh, Ali ganj
New Delhi, Delhi
India, 110003
Phone:+91 11 243-63964
Fax:+91 11 243-61308
Email:warrier@nic.in
Url:http://moef.nic.in
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • India
Type of initiative
Timeframe
  • Ongoing or upcoming initiative
Scope
  • Stand-alone activity
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Government officials (policy makers, administrators, regulators, risk assessors, inspectors, etc.)
  • Professionals, specialists and technicians
  • Public interest groups (consumer groups, professional associations, NGOs, etc.)
  • Mass media and outreach/extension workers
  • General public (farmers, politicians, etc)
  • Plant quarantine officials, customs officials, food inspectors, seed inspectors
Start Date
2012-05-29
Ending date
2016-05-29
Donor(s) information
Government(s) sponsoring the initiative
  • India
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (MoEF&CC)
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan
Ali Ganj, Jor Bagh
New Delhi
India, 110 003
Phone:+911124695246,+919818421364
Email:warrier@nic.in
Url:http://www.moef.gov.in/
Budget amount
8727273
Currency
Dollar ($)
Budget information
GEF Contribution: 2,727,273 $
In kind contribution by Government of India: 6,000,000 $

Grand Total: 8,727,273 $
Availability of funds for participants
Yes
Activity details
Description of the initiative
The UNEP/GEF supported Phase-II Capacity Building Project on Biosafety aims to strengthen the Indian biosafety management system with special emphasis on Risk Assessment and Management, Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification of LMOs, Socio Economic Considerations and Public awareness, to ensure adequate protection of human health and biodiversity from potential harm arising from all LMO-related activities.

The project includes 8 components, beginning with a stocktaking assessment (Component 1), where updated information is consolidated to refine the project design and to assist in priority setting of project activities to ensure that all project outcomes are achieved. Component 2 aims to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework, whilst Component 3 will enhance institutional capabilities. Component 4 is designed to develop human resources and raising public awareness is undertaken under Component 5. Project management and Project monitoring and evaluation form Component 6 and 7. Promotion of regional cooperation, networking and sharing of experience is covered under Component 8.

This GEF/UNEP-funded Phase II project will further build on the foundations of the previous GEF/World Bank project. The 9 outcomes of the project are expected to contribute to the project objective of enhancing the biosafety management capacity of India, which will in turn, contribute to the overarching goal of GEF to enable CPB Parties to comply with their international obligations under this legal instrument.  
Eligibility
Varies on a case to case basis for different activities
Application process
Varies on a case to case basis for different activities
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
The overarching goal of this project is to assist the Government of India, as Party to the CPB, to build capacity to implement the CPB through activities at the national, sub regional and regional levels. It is also consistent with the "Program Document for GEF Support to Biosafety in GEF 4" approved in April 2008.

The project objective is to strengthen the biosafety management system in India with special emphasis on Risk Assessment and Management, Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification of LMOs, Socio Economic Considerations and Public awareness, to ensure that adequate protection of human health and biodiversity from potential harm arising from all LMO-related activities.  The proposed outcomes are preparation of base papers, guidance documents, study reports, out reach materials and trainings of various stakeholders. 
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Implementation of the documentation requirements under Article 18.2 of the Protocol
  • Risk management
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Identity Preservation systems fro Basmati Rice; Feasibility study
  • Identity preservation of LMOs
Language
  • English
Category(ies) of the initiative
  • Assessment/review
    • Capacity needs assessment
    • Survey/inventory
  • Awareness raising/education
    • Awareness and educational materials
    • Exhibition
    • Public debate/dialogue/consultative meeting
    • Website
  • Biosafety research
    • Field trial
  • Human resource development/Training
    • E-learning (web-based training)
    • On-the-job training (couching/mentoring, internship)
    • Seminar/workshop
    • Study or exchange visit
    • Technical manual, guideline
    • Short-term training course
  • Information sharing
    • Electronic forum
    • Expert meetings/consultations
    • Publications preparation and dissemination
    • Reference service
  • Institutional development
    • Administrative procedures and guidelines
    • Infrastructure development (offices, databanks)
    • Institution establishment
    • Research facilities (laboratories, greenhouses, etc)
  • Legal/policy development and enforcement
    • Policy analysis
    • Regulatory development
    • Regulatory monitoring and enforcement
    • Regulatory review/audit
  • Resource mobilization
    • Grant making
  • Technical assistance
    • Expert advice
    • Institutional development
    • Networking support
    • Planning support
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents