The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the principal authority in Liberia responsible for the management of the environment; coordinates, monitors, supervises and consults with relevant stakeholders on all activities in the protection of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Energy and Environment Unit intends to hire a CSO for Community Empowerment and involvement through training of Forest Rangers and Tour Guides in protection of Wildlife (Fauna and Flora), Tourist attraction and safety at Kpatawee. Kpatawee waterfall is a tourist attraction located in Kpatawee, Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia. Kpatawee waterfall is one of Liberia’s hidden attractions deep inside the Liberian forest. The training will be conducted for Forest Rangers and Tour Guards at the Kpatawee Water Fall.
With the plethora of challenges, the UNDP through the Energy and Environment (E&E) program seeks to support the Government’s efforts in achieving diversified and inclusive economic growth through investments in sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture, food security, job creation and improved resilience to climate change and natural disasters. UNDP also 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 PWDs. Through its Energy and Environment (E&E) Program, 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, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, requests the services a Firm/CSO to work in collaboration with the EPA to strengthen Community Empowerment and involvement through training of Forest Rangers and Tour Guides in protection of Wildlife (Fauna and Flora), Tourist Attraction and Safety at Kpatawee.
The objective of this assignment is to ensure that Forest Rangers and Tour Guides knowledge and capacity are enhanced in areas to include: Presenting talks to visitors, Hospitality/Customers’ Service, leading hikes and tours, planning interpretive events and programs, Protected Area Management, Forest Governance and regulations, Ethics and professionalism, Patrol, Crisis intervention, Basic identification of plants, mammals and birds, etc.