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National Node of the BCH
Organization
Record information and status
Record ID
15807
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-08-23 14:16 UTC (philippe.leblond@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2019-02-26 21:29 UTC (anastasia.beliaeva@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-02-26 21:29 UTC (anastasia.beliaeva@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) / Biosafety Unit
Coordinates
Coordinates
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) / Biosafety Unit
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552 - 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Email:unepgef@unep.org
Url:United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (Biosafety Unit)
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • UN and other specialized agency of the UN Common System
Thematic areas
General biosafety
Organization’s profile
The main objectives of the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit are to: a) assist countries in the establishment of national biosafety frameworks, b) promote information sharing and collaboration, especially, at the regional and sub-regional levels and c) promote collaboration with other organizations to assist capacity-building for the Protocol.
Linked organizations
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
United States of America, 20433
Phone:+1 202 473 0508
Fax:+1 202 522 3240,+1 202 522 3245
Email:secretariat@thegef.org
Url:Global Environment Facility (GEF)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi
Kenya, 00100
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Email:unenvironment-executiveoffice@un.org,unenvironment-chefcabinet@un.org
Url:United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Contact person
Mr. Alex Owusu-Biney
Portfolio Manager (Biosafety), GEF Coordination
Division of Environmental Policy Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF)
P. O. Box 30552 - 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:+254 20 762 4066
Fax:+254 20 762 4041,+254 20 762 4042
Email:Alex.Owusu-Biney@unep.org
Url:http://www.unep.org/biosafety/
Additional Information
Additional Information
Currently, UNEP-GEF is running three projects to implement the GEF strategy: a) A global Development project assisting 123 countries to develop a draft national biosafety framework (NBF); b) Implementation projects for Eligible Parties,  with the objective of establishing operational national biosafety frameworks (NBFs); c) A Biosafety Clearing House project to assist parties countries to participate in and benefit from the BCH.