Stakeholders Brainstorm on Climate Change

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources through its pilot programme, Climate Resilience Project (PPCR), begin a two-day stakeholders training and sensitisation forum on Climatic Change, Natural Resource Management and Climate Smart Agriculture on Tuesday.

The two-day event brought about 50 participants from the West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipal Council and Banjul City Council, and was held at a local hotel in Senegambia.

The training, according to officials, aimed at training participants to improve their knowledge and understanding on Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Smart Agriculture along with a host of other things.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Coordinator of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience under the Ministry of Environment, Bubacar Jallow, dwelled on the significant of the project.

He recalled that The Gambia applied to the World Bank Climate Investment Fund Pilot Programme For Climate Resilience in 2015 and was selected as one of the six pilot countries to implement the programme.

The coordinator further explained that the project was funded by the World Bank at the tune of US$1.5million.

It was mandated to enable the Government of The Gambia to formulate a comprehensive, transformational, adaptation and mitigation investment plan to reduce and manage the country’s high vulnerability to climate variables and change.

“The main priority areas of the project are, climate resilience, food and landscapes, low emissions, the resilience economy, management of coast lines in a changing environment, infrastructure and waste management,” he said.

He urged the participants to take the training seriously with a view to achieving its desired goals.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh