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Stakeholders identify barriers in using technology to tackle climate change

Dec 28, 2016, 12:25 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Stakeholders in the fight against climate change on Friday commenced a two-day consultative workshop to identify barriers and ways to overcome the identified barriers in using technology to tackle climate change.

It was organised by the Department of Water Resources as the UNFCCC focal point in The Gambia collaboration with the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), the national designated authority on climate technology.

Held at NaNA conference hall, the forum, dubbed ‘Barrier Analysis’, was the second component under Technology Needs Assessment Project funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Danish University Partnership.

The acting director of the Department of Water Resources, Foday Conteh, said the project is country-driven and as such, consultation with stakeholders is strongly recommended.

The deputy permanent secretary, admin and finance, at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Lamin Jawara, said the purpose of the project is to help participating countries to identify and analyse technologies needed to combat the adverse effect of climate change.

Lamin Jatta, national designated entity on climate technology in The Gambia, said the technology needs assessment project would help to form the basis for environmentally sound technology, policy and programmes.