The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the principal authority in Liberia responsible for the management of the environment; coordinate, monitor, supervise and consult with relevant stakeholders on all activities in the protection of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources. The EPA plays a pivotal role and serves as link between the Government of Liberia and global environmental funding institutions including the Green Climate Fund (GCF) where it serves as National Designated Authority (NDA). The NDA’s role is basically to provide strategic oversight, leadership and coordination of GCF related activities in Liberia. Performing the functions of the NDA requires capacity; and the GCF is committed to supporting.
The Government of Liberia through the EPA applied and received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under its readiness support to strengthen the capacity of the National Designated Authority (NDA) to develop programs and projects of scale in Liberia.
The Readiness support of the GCF will be used to:
- Strengthen Coordination mechanisms of the NDA, existing Sectoral and Expert working Groups;
- Build national human capacity to originate bankable concept notes and funding proposals
- To support enabling activities leading to successful development of three funding proposals, particularly the development of Climate Information System (CIS) SAP proposal.
- Ensure institutional strengthening through efficient knowledge management and retention
In an effort to enhance the capacity of Environmental Protection Agency in performing it role as delivery partner, the Government intends to apply part of the project funds to recruit an international consultant.