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Liberia launches GCF-financed climate resilience project


The Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, launched on Monday, October 18, 2021, a project to construct coastal defence revetments in the West Point township of Monrovia to stave off coastal erosion that has eaten up 30m of Monrovia’s shoreline in the past decade. Battling coastal erosion in Liberia The Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilience Project (MMCRP), being undertaken ...

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Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone get $53m AfDB multi-country COVID-19 grant

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, July 24, 2020 approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the form of direct budget support to bolster efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the three West African countries. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) aims ...

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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: Similarly, ...

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Stakeholders validate Liberia National Urban Policy paper


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


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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