EPA Secures US$7.4M Grant from GEF

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has secured US$7.43 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to tackle some prevailing environmental problems in the country.
GEF Operational Focal Point and Executive Director of the EPA, Madam Anyaa Vohiri, made the disclosure at the GEF National Portfolio Formulation Exercise Workshop held over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County.
According to an EPA release the workshop was meant for stakeholders to identify burning environmental issues and synergize them for implementation.
Madam Vohiri said the money will be used by the government to execute environmental projects in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, sustainable land management, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), international waters and chemical management.
She noted that only sincere deliberation that will lead to the identification of environmental issues affecting Liberia’s developmental agenda can pave the way for speedy solution environmental related issues.
The GEF was established in 1991 to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote sustainable environmental development.
Participants in the one day forum were drawn from relevant government line ministries and agencies as well as GEF implementing partners, including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), African Development Bank, Environmental NGOs Coalition, Academicians, youth groups, and among others.

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