president Adama Barrow is expected to preside over the official launch of
Land-Scale Ecosystem-based adaptation; a 6-year project for developing
climate-resilient and natural resource-based economy.
The 6-year project, to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Climatic Change and Water Resource, targets the north and south of Upper River Region, north and south of the Central River Region and Lower River Region.
The launching ceremony will be held at Kairaba Beach Hotel and is expected to be graced by permanent secretaries, directors, chief executive officers, NGOs, public and private sectors and other government officials.
The project targets to build climate-resilience of rural Gambian communities and facilitate the development of a sustainable natural resource-based (green) economy by implementing large-scale ecosystem-based adaptation project within and adjacent to agricultural lands, community-managed forest reserves and wildlife conservation areas.
Accordingly, the project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the financing mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
GCF was been established to combat climate change and achieve low emission and climate resilient development pathways in developing countries and reduce global temperature rise to a level less than 2 degrees celsius.