19 October 2012

Sierra Leone: Journalists Sensitized On Climate Change

In order to minimize the effect of climate change across the country, Global Environment Facility (GEF) in collaboration with Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday sensitized journalists, civil society organizations and government officials on climate change and its project.

The training at the conference room of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security brought together over 20 media practitioners from both the print and electronic.

Chairman of the session, Momodu A. Bah, explained that climate change is a global issue that affects everyone, adding that many areas in the country are prone to disaster. He stated that the GEF project is working relentlessly to address issues concerning climate change in the country.

In his presentation, the GEF professional head and focal person, Dr. Kolleh Bangura, explained that the project is an independent financial mechanism that provides grant to eligible countries for projects that benefit the environment.

"The project serves as a designated financial mechanism for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Since the inception of the project in 1991 as a pilot programme to address global environmental issues, it has attracted over 100 countries across the world," he stated.

Questions, suggestions and answers from participants climaxed the training.

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