Capacity Building Activities on Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2012
Completion Date:
12/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000
? The overall rating for the project implementation and the achievement of the project outcomes and objectives is highly satisfactory. ? The project has met its immediate objective, which was to implement a workable national biosafety regulatory process that meets the country?s obligations as a Party to the CPB. The project documents record that the Biosafety Act (2007) was implemented with the passing of operational regulations that were drafted as a part of this program. ? The Department of Biosafety, the National Biosafety Board, the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee and a number of Institutional Biosafety Committees have been formed in accordance with the Act. These bodies comprise the national biosafety framework and are all functioning to provide assessments and decisions on both notifications and approvals with respect to activities with living modified organisms. ? The project has focused its efforts on establishing these bodies and equipping them with the skills needed to carry out their biosafety functions with efficiency and confidence. The overall biosafety capacity building is never could be completed. There needs to be a steady influx of trained experts to assist in the delivery of efficient and transparent biosafety services.

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Title Capacity Building Activities on Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Atlas Project Number: 00034097
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2012
Planned End Date: 07/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Muffy Koch Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-2
PIMS Number: 2182
Key Stakeholders: MNRE, Biosafety Department
Countries: MALAYSIAMALAYSIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 ? Implement short activity assessment forms for delegates to provide feedback on the capacity building activities. Summarise this feedback in activity reports. o Similar approach has been used when implementing the BCH Phase II Project activities ?Investigate mechanisms for coordinated regulation of LMOs in Malaysia using the existing regulatory functions of relevant ministries, such as field trial and facility inspection, export and import control; socio-economic impact assessments and food safety assessments. o NRE will also look into the possibility of forming up standing committee on biosafety between Government agencies to discuss on any related issue with regards to the implementation of the biosafety law in this country.
1. Recommendation: ? Implement short activity assessment forms for delegates to provide feedback on the capacity building activities. Summarise this feedback in activity reports. o Similar approach has been used when implementing the BCH Phase II Project activities ?Investigate mechanisms for coordinated regulation of LMOs in Malaysia using the existing regulatory functions of relevant ministries, such as field trial and facility inspection, export and import control; socio-economic impact assessments and food safety assessments. o NRE will also look into the possibility of forming up standing committee on biosafety between Government agencies to discuss on any related issue with regards to the implementation of the biosafety law in this country.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/06]

Recommendations were discussed in the NSC and are currently adopted.

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