The Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Project Implemented by the EPA in collaboration with UNDP and Funded by GEF Conducts a 3-Day EKMS Training

The Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) Project implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in collaboration with the UNDP with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), on Thursday, September 9, 2021 continued the three-day gender inclusive rehearsal learning-by-doing training on how to adequately use the Environmental Knowledge Management System (EKMS).

The EKMS was created to strengthen institutional coordination between the EPA and partner governmental institutions as well as non-governmental organizations that have direct linkages with environmental policies and development.The platform was also created to increase access and dissemination of key information and promote adequate public awareness and education.

On day two of the training, the participants, mainly EKMS Officers and Knowledge Brokers from the line ministries and agencies, were drilled through the Community Forum and the EKMS Cloud Drive. The training today will enable the EKMS officers and knowledge brokers to upload, store, and share documents from their entities pertaining to the sustainable management of the environment. The overriding objective of the 3-day gender inclusive rehearsal learning-by-doing training is to enhance the effective use of the EKMS and introduce the new plug-ins and their functions. And to strengthen the capacities of the EKMS Officers and Knowledge Brokers to effectively upload and validate data, and information placed on the platform. At the end of the three-day training, it is expected that technicians’ ; · Strengthen a pool of technicians from natural resource management institutions capacity will be strengthened to collect, store and share environmental information.· Increased the technicians understanding of what environmental knowledge is and how to validate data, information and knowledge. The training, which started on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 will end on Friday, September 10, 2021.