Since the aforementioned project commenced in Sierra Leone, the country has not been able to submit its project in the areas of climate Change.
Speaking at the meeting, the Africa Regional Coordinator Ibrahima Sow said his visit was a way of guiding the GEF team to submit a project proposal, in order to ensure that the country did not forfeit its star allocation of 6.1 million United States dollars allocation. He confirmed that he accepted the invitation in order for him to meet with the Sierra Leone’s GEF team and admonish them to submit a project proposal for the GEF6 as the country is moving to GEF7.
“Am here in Sierra Leone following an invitation from EPA and it part of our engagement with countries and that GEF has put in place new structure with regional coordinator, that started in GEF6 and we have a regional coordination for Africa, for Asia, Latin America, and am privilege to lead the Africa team. And am here to support you but am here also to listen to you with issues and challenges you are facing.” Ibrahima Sow added.
Ibrahim Sow encouraged the members of Global Environment Facility to form a committee that will facilitate proper coordination in the formulation and implementation of project regarding environmental issue.
The head of Chemical Waste Management at the Environment Protection Agency, Alie Jalloh encouraged all to participate effectively in addressing the challenges confronting the team. He furthered that it was an opportunity to have the regional coordinator to help the team strategizes.
UNDP representative Tanzila Sankoh said they have done their own aspect in putting together the proposal and that it was up to the government to approve before it would be submitted.
The engagement was a way of tackling climate change quandary in the country.