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Stakeholders validate Liberia National Urban Policy paper

Monrovia

Between, April and June 2017, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Liberia led three validation sessions targeted at different urban stakeholder groups. During the workshops, participants reviewed the National Urban Policy (NUP) Discussion Paper for Liberia which covers key proceedings developed so far from the NUP process in the country. The completion of the NUP Discussion Paper for Liberia marks ...

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Africa Day of Seas and Oceans: Liberia celebrates sustainable blue economy policy

Anyaa-Vohiri

All roads lead to Monrovia, the Liberian capital city, from Thursday, September 14 to Friday, September 15, 2017 when the Abidjan Convention of the United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anyaa Vohiri (Executive Director, EPA), and Liberia Maritime Authority host stakeholders in the nation’s maritime domain to a two-day symposium. The forum, which has “Encouraging Solutions to Marine ...

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GCF disburses first instalment of Liberia $2.2m climate grant

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Government of Liberia recently received $805,000 as part of a $2.2 million Green Climate Fund (GCF) grant to support its national climate adaptation planning process. The release of funds to the West African country represents GCF’s first transfer of adaptation resources to a least developed country (LDC). Liberia will use the GCF funds to kick-start a cross-government approach to ...

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$1bn Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS unveiled

Energiya Global-ECOWAS-solar

Energiya Global, an Israeli solar developer, will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia. “In honour of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ...

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Liberia, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

Liberia and Norway have entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Liberia. The partnership aims at facilitating green growth through the development of a deforestation free agricultural sector in the country. Norway will support Liberia’s efforts with up to $150 million until 2020. The partnership ...

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Info on rampaging Ebola virus

A victim of Ebola virus

A man who became ill on a flight from Liberia to Lagos has raised alarms for public-health officials after he later died of the virus. The Ebola outbreak has so led to more than 800 deaths in West Africa. A Nigerian female doctor that treated a victim is said to be infected. Liberia has closed most of its borders, and ...

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Women’s rights and Liberia’s landmark land law reform

The percentage of land owned by women is disproportionately small considering their crucial contribution to agriculture and especially the food security of households and communities. The existing gender inequality in access to and control over natural resources is regarded as an obstacle to their sustainable management and to sustainable development in general. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that ...

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Liberia land grants threaten local communities’ wellbeing

Large-scale land grants totalling more than 1.5 million acres1 to Sime Darby2 and Golden Veroleum3 for oil palm and rubber plantations jeopardizes land rights of local populations, threatens local livelihoods and wellbeing of communities, and puts the future viability of one of the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots into doubt. A new report (Uncertain Futures) released, by the Liberian NGO ...

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