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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Energy & Environment Program/Country Program Support intents to support the Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop Hazard and Disaster Vulnerability Mapping for 1 Coastal County of Liberia.
UNDP works to empower the population and build a resilient nation. It supports the government to develop and implement interventions aimed at improving the lives of the people, including women, youth and People With Disabilities (PWD). Through its Energy and Environment (E&E) Programme, UNDP supports the government through its relevant Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) to address environmental issues and mitigate their impacts to support the collective growth and development of the Country.
It is in this regard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia through its Energy & Environment Unit of the EPA requests the services of a National Consultant to work in collaboration with the EPA to undertake a comprehensive Hazard and Disaster Vulnerability Mapping for one Coastal County (Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, River-Cess, or Maryland) in terms of causes such as human, material, economic or environmental losses that exceed the community's or society's ability to cope using its own resources. The report/finding should be costed in terms of what will be required (human, material or finance) to mitigate or address the situation.
A disaster is a devastating event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, economic or environmental losses that exceed the community's or society's ability to cope using its own resources. For a disaster to be entered into the database of the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), at least one of the following criteria must be met: a report of 10 or more people killed; a report of 100 people affected; a declaration of a state of emergency by the relevant government, and a request by the national government for international assistance. (National Disaster Management Policy).