The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia in collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is expected to commence a two day training workshop on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Ganta, Nimba County for capacity building and operationalization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Liberia.
The training which is being funded by the Green Climate Fund of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) is being held under UNDP’s NAPs Project, which supports government to advance its National Adaptation Plans process in climate sensitive sectors.
According to EPA Media Section, the UNDP’s NAPs project focuses on strengthening institutional frameworks and coordination for the implementation of the NAP process, expanding the knowledge base for scaling up adaptation, building capacity for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning, and budgeting processes and systems.
The two days training, according the EPA, would focus on the SDGs that relate to environment, natural resource management, energy, gender and climate change.
The training seeks to educate and inform stakeholders on the SDGs related to environment, natural resource management, energy and gender and raise awareness on the link between the NAPS and SDGs and the importance of Climate Change Adaptation processes for the achievement of SDGs.
It also intends to improve understanding on SDGs and climate change adaptation challenges at local and national level and as well build synergies within environmental actors for their successful implementation of their respective programs and initiatives for climate change adaptation in Liberia.