Saturday, 15 October 2016
The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Pa Ousman Jarju, has commended the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for facilitating the establishment of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA) Gambia Branch.
He made the commendation at the official launching of EBAFOSA Gambia Branch on Friday, held at the Paradise Suites Hotel.
In his launching statement, Minister Jarju said EBAFOSA is the first inclusive Pan-Africa policy framework and implementation platform, premised on inclusive partnership between solutions providers to bridge the policy implementation action gaps for implementation.
The framework is aimed at bridging gaps to ensure appropriate policies to tackle Africa’s key and related challenges on food and nutritional insecurity, poverty and unemployment, climate change and environmental degradation.
Thus, EBAFOSA was formed by the urgent imperative to climate proof Africa system and optimise them for not only food and nutritional security, but also for income and job creation, as well as climate adaptation, he added...Read more