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The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program or UNDP has ended a one-day interactive Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) project validation training in Kakata, Margibi County.

The training was held at the Kakata Administration Building on April 18, 2017 with representatives from various government ministries and agencies and presidential aspirant, Dr. Tokpah Nah. Tipoteh, attending.

It was held under the theme: “Enhancing the Capacity of RIO Conventions” aimed at building the capacity of participants to develop sectoral strategies on managing wetlands and how to avoid construction in waterways.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, April 17, the National Coordinator of NCCS /EPA and CCCD project Focal Person Mr. Jeremiah G. Sokan, Sr. said, the training is also geared at validating a process to mobilize US$1.5 million to building capacity and enhancing skills of players involved with the protection of the environment in Liberia.
According to him, a couple of weeks ago, similar training was held in Grand Bassa County where participants discussed how the EPA could work in generating US$50 million to help improve the environment.

He narrated that beneficiaries of the US$1.5 million project will include the Forestry Development Agency or FDA and the Ministries of Agriculture, Lands, Mines and Energy, and Public Works, respectively, amongst others.

Mr. Sokan explains the validation process has specific focus on looking at all of the processes and strategies that lead to getting the US$1.5 million being projected, adding that work started about three years ago. He says all of the people, who started the process, are the ones, who attended the workshop in Kakata.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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