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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
115513
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-04-16 08:40 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2020-04-16 10:16 UTC (mutui@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country
  • Kenya
Name of the Competent National Authority
National Environment Management Authority
Coordinates
Coordinates
National Environment Management Authority
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:+(254) (20)-6005522/6/7,(+254) 724 - 253 398 /728-585 829 / 735-013 046 / 735-010 237
Fax:+(254) (20)-6008997
Email:dgnema@swift.co.ke
Url:National Environment Management Authority
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Advises the National Biosafety Authority during the review of GMO applications intended for introduction into the environment.
  • Coordinates environmental impact assessment (EIA) for GMOs intended for introduction into the environment before the issuance of permit (s) for environmental release by the National Biosafety Authority.
  • The Agency submits monitoring reports on GMOs released to the environment.
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The National Environment Management Authority is a regulatory agency that supervises coordinates and implements all policies and matters relating to the environment through:

• Coordinate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
• Coordinate Environmental audit.
• Issue permits for commencement of activities intended for release in the environment.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Viruses
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr. Mamo B Mamo
Ag. Director General
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:+(254)-020-6005522/6/7, +254 724 - 253 398 /728-585 829 / 735-013 046 / 735-010 237
Fax:+(254)-20-6008997
Email:dgnema@swift.co.ke