Monrovia – The Environmental Protection Agency with support from its partners, over the weekend conducted a daylong inception workshop for Ministries and Agencies including private sectors, on Developing Framework for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System for adaptation in Liberia.
The M and E meeting was geared at creating a report card that will showcase the country’s progress made so far to international partners and will allow participants to finalize a documented action that will open up a monitoring and evaluation system.
Furthermore, the workshop also emphasized the need to analyze the existing Monitoring and evaluation system in the country for the development of an adequate Monitoring evaluation and learning system for the National Adaptation Plan.
Speaking at the opening of the Workshop, Environmental Protection Agency Project Officer Arthur Becker said the workshop is to ensure and clarify the aims and objectives of the means of the national model in regards to setting up for Monitoring and evaluation system for the country.
According to Becker the Monitoring and evaluation will highlight work done over some time by the EPA and will ensure and clarify objectives on the means of the national model for M and E, Primarily on the National Adaptation Program.
He noted that following the workshop, it is expected that the M& E system that will be set up would also highlight issues arising within the system and other interventions of the critical need made by the Ministry of Finance development planning Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Agriculture through the National Adaptation Plan.
Becker added that the process from these strategies will look at subsisting interventions of the critical needs of the various ministries and agencies, including Ministry Finance development planning, Health, and Agriculture into the M and adaptation process.
The EPA Project Officer at the same time explained, that the meeting will enable participants to finalize the document that will set up an appropriate adaptation program for the Monitoring and evaluation system for the Country.
Meanwhile, Becker expressed hope the results from the meeting will help to better strengthen the country’s environmental sector.
The workshop brought together participants from various line ministries and agencies as well as actors from the private sectors, concerned with environmental safety in Liberia.