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UN climate change coordinator arrives in Banjul

Oct 7, 2016, 10:45 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) Africa Region Climate Change Coordinator based in Nairobi, Kenya, arrived in The Gambia on Wednesday.

Dr Richard Munang, who doubles as EBAFOSA Africa coordinator, is in the country to grace the launching of the EBAFOSA Assembly National Branch in The Gambia.

The launching, to be held at a hotel in Kololi on 7 October 2016, will be hosted by Worldview The Gambia and NACOFAG, a farmer-based organisation.

Speaking to reporters upon arrival at Banjul International Airport, Dr Munang said the purpose of his visit is to help support The Gambia to launch the EBAFOSA Assembly National Branch.

The Gambia is to be the second country in Africa to launch EBAFOSA Assembly as an inclusive framework not only to address food security issues, but also to ensure the enactment of climate resilient policies.

UNEP is the voice of the UN when it comes to the environment and integrating environment to any development aspect.

“Environment is very crucial, and UN Environment Programme is helping to ensure that environmental issues are mainstreamed in every sector of development,” the UNEP official said.