Environmental Protection Agency distributes laptops and desktop computers to our strategic implementing partners of the CBIT Project
The Environment Protection Agency on Thursday 16th February distributed laptops and desktop computers worth millions of old leones to our strategic implementing partners working on the project ‘’Building and strengthening Sierra Leone’s national capacity to implement the transparency elements of the Paris Agreement” during a ceremony at our Head Office in Freetown. The CBIT objective is to build and strengthen Sierra Leone’s national capacity to implement the transparency elements of the Paris Climate Agreement.
As a requirement in Article 13 of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Sierra Leone is required to provide the necessary information to track Greenhouse gas emissions in the prioritized mitigation sectors.
Moreover, the project will build and strengthen Sierra Leone’s national capacity to implement the Paris Climate Agreement through the development of an effective transparency framework. The transparency framework will enable the government of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders to track impacts in prioritized sectors, namely the energy, Waste and Agriculture Forest and Land Use (AFOLU), and waste sectors, and provide a concrete basis for the country to meet its mitigation and adaptation targets and achieve a low carbon climate resilient development pathway.
“The computers are expected to be used for the data collection on progress towards Green House Gas Emission mitigation and the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions in Sierra Leone,” said Lovetta Yatta Juannah, Project Manager for the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency.
In his welcome address to the Directors and representatives from the prioritized sectors, the Executive Director, Dr. Bondi Gevao thanked them for their commitment to the implementation of the project and their active participation in the project steering committee.
The CBIT should have ended in 2023 but due to COVID-19, it is expected to end on March 2024. “We call on all implementing partners to handle the computers with care as the equipment belongs to Sierra Leone,” said Dr. Bondi Gevao, Executive Chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency Sierra Leone.
The following institutions received the laptops and desktop computers; Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Transport and Aviation, Ministry of Lands, Sierra Leone Meteorological Agency, Statistics Sierra Leone, and the Forestry Department.