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Beneficiaries laud UNDP-GEF project, advocate release of funds

Samuel Bwalya

Some beneficiary states have lauded the initiative of the UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS project on fostering sustainability and resilience for food security in the savannah zones of the northern Nigeria. Samuel Bwalya, Country Director for UNDP Nigeria UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Integrated Approach Programme for Food Security (IAP-FS) project The various states’ coordinators commended the efforts ...

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GEF Council moves to boost nature protection amid pandemic

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Representatives of the Global Environment Facility’s 184 member countries moved this week, during a virtual meeting, to financially support countries seeking to protect nature and tackle environmental priorities amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and endorsed new approaches to engage with the private sector and confront future zoonotic disease risks. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson The 59th ...

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E-waste: Govt to implement GEF programme, targets 300 tonnes waste elimination

Aliyu Jauro

The Federal Government on Monday, November 23, 2020 said its Global Environmental Facility (GEF) implementation would target the elimination of 300 tonnes of e-waste from the environment in the first quarter of 2021. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), said this while declaring open a four-day training on ...

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Nigeria, UN commence scheme to phase out use of mercury in gold mining

Cross Section of Participants

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Cross section of participants at the webinar The Project Preparatory Phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) PlanetGOLD in Nigeria is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development ...

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GEF, GIFSEP power Abuja school hostels with solar

GEF GIFSEP

The Global initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support of Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP Nigeria) has provided solar panels to supply electricity to boys and girls hostels in Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Students of Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council with the ...

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Costa Rican, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, emerges new head of GEF

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Costa Rican conservationist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 commenced a new role as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an organisation established 28 years ago to help tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez aims to scale up action on forestry, food and land use, and biodiversity loss, and to ...

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GEF approves $13.4m for coastal resilience, climate-resilient water projects in Liberia, Haiti

Pa Lamin Beyai

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the sum of $8.9 million in new grant funding from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) for a coastal resilience project that will benefit 80,000 people in Liberia and rehabilitate 20,000 hectares of degraded coastal habitats. UNDP Resident Representative in Liberia, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai. Photo credit: ng.undp.org Similarly, ...

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Costa Rican, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, emerges GEF’s new CEO

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, has been selected as the next CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the largest multilateral trust fund supporting environmental action in developing countries and the main financing mechanism for multiple United Nations environmental conventions. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez The GEF Council, meeting virtually, selected Rodriguez on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 ...

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How the GEF e-mobility Africa opportunities add up, by Rubia

David Rubia is the Africa Programme Management Officer for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported Global E-Mobility Programme. In an interview, he shared his optimism about the benefits of electrifying multiple modes of transportation in Africa (from two and three-wheelers to buses to airport ground-support fleets), and reflected on what the COVID-19 crisis has reminded him about the value of connectivity ...

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GEF commits $3bn to battle climate change in developing nations

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will support developing countries with over $3 billion for financing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change over the next four years. The newly completed Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund, together with expected funding from its climate adaptation funds, will enable the GEF to make $3 billion available for climate finance in ...

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