Barely one month after the endorsement of the Sinoe Coastal Project by stakeholders, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has approved the US$20.4 million to be jointly implemented by the Government of Liberia and UNDP.
The Liberian government through the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) will tackle the effects of sea erosion on the livelihoods, assets and entire ecosystems of over 16,000 people in coastal communities in Sinoe.
The project titled “Enhancing the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities in Sinoe County of Liberia”, will be mainly implemented in Greenville, but will extend some soft services like provision of micro-finance, value addition, and sustainable agriculture to other coastal counties.
Sinoe County Superintendent Lee Nagbe Chea Sr. stressed that the project would focus on empowering the people who directly feel the impacts of climate change. He encouraged direct involvement of communities in the implementation of the project to help prepare them to take ownership and responsibility for the project, adding that the people of Sinoe were eagerly anticipating positive impacts from the project.