LIBERIA: GLA Partners Launch “Forest for a Just Future” Project in Liberia

Liberia’s implementing partners of the Green Livelihood Alliance (GLA) program – funded by the Netherlands’ government will on Tuesday April 6, 2021 launch the second phrase (GLA 2:0) titled “Forest for a Just Future” with support from international partners; writes Moses R. Quollin

The five years project, “Forest for a Just Future” overall goal is to ensure that tropical forests and forest landscapes are sustainable and inclusively governed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, fulfill human rights and safeguard local livelihoods in Liberia and other parts around the world.

During the program implementation exercises, rural inhabitants and local communities are expected to sustainably govern increased areas of forest; citizens (including women and youth) will participate in social movements; the government and agro-commodity, extractive sectors and other major drivers of deforestation will address global concerns to protect forests, and the environment with focus on Liberia’s involvement and commitment.

Currently being implemented in twelve countries in South America, Africa and Asia, the project builds on its previous foundation, GLA 1:0 – which ran from 2016-2020. The 2021-2025 program termed as a “Power of Voices.”

It is an alliance between Milieudefensie (FoE), Gaia Amazon, Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Program (NTFP-EP), IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), Tropenbos International (TBI), Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and FERN.

In Liberia, SDI (now alliance member representing the African region) ensures the lead in implementation of the Country Work Plan developed with the support of other local CSOs including with the Civil Society Independent Forest Monitor (CS-IFM), Liberia Forest Media Watch (LFMW), Rural Integrated Center for Community Empowerment (RICCE), Community Rights Support Facility (CRSF), etc.

Source: Liberia Forest Media Watch – LFMW (lfmw.forestreporters@gmail.com +231770922412 / +231880922412)

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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