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EPA, GEF Embark on 4-Day Constituency Workshop

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia (EPA), in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has begun a four-day Global Environment Facility Constituency Workshop (ECW) in Liberia.

The workshop which is being held at the Cape Hotel in Monrovia is expected to run from Tuesday, February 13 to 16 2024.

It is also intended to discuss the new approaches and strategy GEF has come up with.

GEF is an organization funded by the World Bank to give out grants to address issues relating to climate change, biodiversity, desertification, international waters, chemicals and other related environmental issues affecting countries.

The Executive Director of EPA, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, said in recent times, they have received allocation of US$20million from GEF that is currently being managed by the UNDP to implement GEF projects in Liberia.

He further disclosed that they got another US$10m that will be used for the construction of the Green City (a multi -urpose center for environmental use.

According to Prof. Tarpeh, there are other significant benefits that Liberia is expected to get from GEF.

Making remarks at the occasion, Louis Kuupen, UNDP Resident Representative, acknowledged the contributions that GEF has been making by providing resources, enabling countries to develop.

He also acknowledged the projects implementors for the continuous support, ensuring that each project and program, under GEF is implemented to address the effects of climates and development.

He reassured GEF that UNDP globally will continue to commit to working with them.

He added that they all have the responsibilities of ensuring that GEF projects are designed with peace.

Also speaking at the workshop, Susan Waithaka, GEF Country Relations Officer, for the next days. participants will learn from others on how to invest GEF resources for the achievements and environment plans.

She explained that the workshop will also provide foreign exchanges on best practices in the region on implementing GEF projects.

She stressed that GEF has a long and good working relationship with Africa and they are proud of that.

For his part, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. J. Alexander Nuetah, thanked GEF for the investment in Liberia.
He said the investment is making impact on vulnerable population and communities affected by climate change and other environmental issues in Liberia.

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