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Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-02-07 19:25 UTC (caribbeanbiosafety@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-02-07 21:49 UTC (ulrika.nilsson@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Regional Project for Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region
Contact person
Dr. Michelle John
Regional Project Manager
University of the West Indies (UWI)
St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone:+1 868 662-2002 ext 82274
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Type of initiative
  • Report on a completed initiative
  • Series of activities
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Government officials (policy makers, administrators, regulators, risk assessors, inspectors, etc.)
  • Public interest groups (consumer groups, professional associations, NGOs, etc.)
  • General public (farmers, politicians, etc)
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) / Biosafety Unit
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552 - 00100
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Url:United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (Biosafety Unit)
Activity details
Description of the initiative
A regional project on biosafety which targeted 12 countries in the CARICOM region with the aim of assisting countries towards full implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.  This was to be achieved via the establishment of: (i) practical and transparent regulatory regimes for biosafety, and (ii) implementing systems for handling of notifications or requests for approvals, enforcement and monitoring, and public information and public participation.  Outputs were achieved in 4 key areas, namely capacity building, laboratory upgrades, national legal frameworks and biosafety information management.
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • English
Category(ies) of the initiative
  • Awareness raising/education
  • Cooperation/coordination
  • Human resource development/Training
  • Institutional development
  • Legal/policy development and enforcement
  • Technical assistance
Additional Information
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