Institutional capacity building support and increased awareness of key stakeholders on mercury issues for the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Burundi

The project builds on the findings of the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) and the National Action Plan (NAP). It aims to address the gaps identified in Burundi, namely lack of information available to regulators and decision-makers, need for training of relevant government agencies on mercury management, and lack of tools for public awareness, information and education for environmentally sound management of mercury. The project is expected to provide a system for collection of mercury information deployed by the institutions involved in mercury management, training for key agencies and stakeholders, and education and awareness-raising on mercury issues for the general public.

Financial mechanism
Implementation timeline
SIP Round 3
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. Zero hunger
Goal 3. Good health and well-being
Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth
Goal 12. Responsible consumption and production

To improve national capacities for the implementation of the Minamata Convention through awareness raising, and education and training of stakeholders involved in mercury management

Expected outcome
  • OUTPUT 1 Project cycle management and Livestock coordination systems established
  • OUTPUT 2 National authorities’ capacities to manage mercury strengthened through targeted training of elected officials, government agencies, media
  • OUTPUT 3 National system for collecting information on mercury established
  • OUTPUT 4 Key stakeholders in private sector, health sector, and general public informed, sensitized and educated on mercury issues