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Integrated Implementation Project

In 2016, nine Parties participated in a project “Capacity-building to promote integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level”. The project, funded by the Government of Japan, through the Japan Biodiversity Fund, aimed to strengthen capacities for integrated implementation.

Participating Parties analyzed the extent to which biosafety is integrated into existing national policies, laws and reflected in institutional structures. Their findings were documented in a national desk study. In their desk studies, Parties also identified challenges, capacity needs, opportunities, good practices and lessons learned to further mainstreaming biosafety. Each draft national desk study was presented at a round-table meeting where participants from different sectors provided input. The final desk study was presented at an awareness-building seminar targeting decision-makers and media with a view to securing the necessary political support for biosafety mainstreaming. The desk studies are available on this page.

A synthesis report of the national desk studies was prepared and is available here.

Representatives of these Parties then shared their experiences at a global workshop held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova in October 2016.

Building on the findings at the national level, the Secretariat, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, has developed an e-learning module and toolkit to facilitate integrated implementation at the national level. These are available on the CBD e-learning platform.

A second phase of this project, with the support of the Japan Biodiversity Fund, will start in 2017.


National experiences with biosafety mainstreaming: (national desk studies)

Belarus   Belarus
Burkina Faso   Burkina Faso
China   China
ecuador   Ecuador SP


Malawi   Malawi
Malaysia   Malaysia
Mexico   Mexico SP

Republic of Moldova   Republic of Moldova
Uganda   Uganda

Synthesis report on the national desk studies:

web   Synthesis report