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EPA Trains Community Residents

-To Enhance Adaptation Capacity And Awareness At Community Level

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Friday, January 11, 2019 launched an awareness training program in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County to enhance adaptation capacity and awareness at community level.

Dubbed as the ‘Community Based Adaptation’ Training, the exercise is being executed by Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL), a local non-governmental organization contracted by the National Adaptation Plan Project. The NAP project is funded by the Green Climate Fund.

SCNL is currently training about 40 residents of Robertsport and its environs on the benefit and impacts to coastal ecosystems and the urgency for grassroots community action. At the end of the two-day training, participants expressed the desire to plant five trees each and as well participate in clean-up campaign.

Friday’s launch attracted representatives of several agencies, who participated in the planting of trees in Robertsport. The trees were named after several personalities including President Dr. George Weah, Dr. Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr, Executive Director of the EPA and Moses A. Massah, Environmental Focal Point Energy and Environment at UNDP, Henry O. Williams, Executive Director of National Disaster Management Agency and Randall M. Dobayou, Deputy Executive Director of the EPA for their contributions to climate change mitigation.

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