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EbA project trains end-users on data management

Nov 19, 2019, 12:26 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem

The Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project in The Gambia (EbA) has kick start a ten-day training on data management monitoring and evaluation information for end-users in The Gambia. 

EbA is a 6-year project entitled “Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project in The Gambia: Developing a climate-resilient, natural resource-based economy.

The aim of the training is to familiarize the end-users with the contents of the EbA Information Platform and to enable them to operate and use the platform. The training delves into why the platform is needed and how to use it for efficiency and effectiveness of project progress monitoring.

The training will include a 2-day field data collection on key performance indicators and sub-indicators in LRR and one day general consultation on the platform from a practical user perspective.

The project was secured by the Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The project seeks to build the climate resilience of rural Gambian communities and facilitate the development of a sustainable natural resource-based economy by implementing large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) within and adjacent to agricultural areas, community-managed forest reserves, and wildlife conservation areas.

Project manager, Malanding S. Jaiteh said the purpose of the training is to understand the project and participants should strive hard to be the brain of the tool by collecting data and analyzing information contents.

He said, few days training will not make one expert but through practicing they can help themselves.

Salmira E. Jobe, director of CPCU, ministry of environment, said good and anticipated project needs a best of data management. He urged the participants to take the training seriously.