Liberia has undertaken numerous initiatives to address environmental issues. Despite the achievements Liberia made, Liberia continues to face important challenges to meeting environmental goals. As a Rio Convention mainstreaming project, the proposed strategy sets out to meet barriers identified in Liberia’s 2006 National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA), was undertaken through a consultative process and participatory approach that involved numerous stakeholders from various sectors. Through the inclusive and consultative process of the NCSA, stakeholders identified a number of areas that explain the difficulty in fulfilling the obligations of the Rio Conventions. Specific among the barriers identified was inadequate public awareness and education/training. This barrier cut across the three Rio Conventions.
Awareness raising of the global environmental value is critical to addressing the institutional sustainability of project outputs by raising an overall understanding and greater value of how addressing global environmental obligations under the Rio Convention contribute to addressing important and immediate socio-economic development priorities. This activity is critical element of the project’s strategy to ensure long-term sustainability of the capacities developed under the project. As outlined above, there is inadequate understanding of the importance of the global environmental values contributions to sustainable development, and even fewer that are responsible for strategic planning, decision-making, and policy formulation.
EPA calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from two national cultural Dancer Groups, who have the capacities to carry out public environmental awareness through drama, cultural performances and distribution of environmental awareness posters, brochures and fact sheets as detailed in the scope of work is to motivate the general public to adopt positive attitude towards the environment. Firms having presence and experience within Liberia are highly encouraged to participate.
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