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Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-01-20 02:31 UTC (mette.svejgaard@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of last update
2010-02-01 12:49 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-02-01 12:49 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
East African Regional Programme and Research Network for Biotechnology, Biosafety and biotechnology policy Development (BIO-EARN)
Website address
Contact person
Claes Kjellstrom
Department for Research Co-operation (SAREC)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Valhallavägen 199
105 25 Stockholm
Phone:+46 8 698 50 57
Fax:+46 8 698 56 56
Url:Sida - Swedish international development cooperation agency
Prof. Esther Kahangi
BIO-EARN Regional Coordinator
BIO-EARN Programme
c/o Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
P.O. Box 7110
Phone:+256 41 256251,+256-786 608 665
Fax:+256 41 342007
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Ethiopia
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • CBD Regional Groups - Africa
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Research institutions
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Government(s) sponsoring the initiative
  • Sweden
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Valhallavägen 199
Sweden, SE-10525
Phone:+ 46 8 698 5000
Fax:+46 8 20 8864
Url:Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: Swedish International Development Cooperating Agency (SIDA)
  • Type of Organization: Bilateral Donor Agency
Activity details
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
The major goal is to develop an East African R&D platform and infrastructure that can in the long run contribute to improved livelihoods, alleviation of poverty and improved environment.
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels