Finland gives Zambia ?4.6 million for environmental protection

Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany

Zambia and Finland have launched a 4. 6 million Euros project to protect the environment and improvement management of natural resources, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?
The funds will be channeled to civil society organizations under phase two of the environment and natural resources management project. The four-ear project is aimed at enhancing the role of civil society organizations in implementing sound environmental management projects and promote sustainable development in Zambia.
Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Permanent Secretary Peggy Chirwa said during the launch of the project that civil society organizations needed to formulate tangible and bankable projects that will benefit the communities.
“You need to focus on development and implementation of programs that will contribute to the attainment of environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and attainment of development strategies that government has put in place to foster development, ” she was quoted as saying by the paper.
Government, she said, was cognizant of the important role that civil society organizations play in management of natural resources, adding that the projects comes at a time when the government was in the local communities to ensure full participation process of decentralizing the management of natural resources to local communities to ensure full participation of all stakeholders for the country to achieve sustainable development.
The project, which comes after completion of the first phase of the civil society environment fund, will also include implementation of a grant fund mechanism for civil society organizations active in environment and natural resources management. Enditem


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