The Minister of the Environment Prof. Foday Moriba Jaward and the Executive Chairman of the Environment Protection Agency, Dr. Bondi Gevao together with representatives of the EPASL today 8th November 2021 met with delegates and representatives of the Global Ecovillage Network in Glasgow during the UNFCCC COP26.
The discussions between the Sierra Leone delegation and that of the Ecovillage aimed at collaborative efforts that will promote the environment and ecotourism in Sierra Leone. Aside training and capacity building, the meeting also centers around finding a common pilot project that will be developed together with the ministry of the environment and the ecovillage network in the near future.
The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) works with governments and the private sector to promote ecotourism around the world.
Getting closer discussion between Sierra Leone and the GEN was a step in the right direction towards protection of the environment and creating networks. The GEN education director at the Global Ecovillage Network, Taisa Mattos said the meeting is a great milestone especially with getting someone who they can talk to directly in Sierra Leone.
The Environment minister reflected on their their visit to Rwanda on an ecovillage tour and he welcomed GEN to Sierra Leone and promised the government’s support at all times.