LIBERIA: Chambers To Launch Social Economy Baseline Study Report: Disability and Startup project

SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan, Secretary General of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC)

The Liberia Chambers of Commerce on behalf of the AIFO-Liberia is inviting the public at the launch of AIFO-Liberia’s Social Economy Baseline Study conducted in Monrovia, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties by a team of Researchers.

According to a release, the study investigates the current composition of Liberia’s social economic eco-system and the research output contributed designing a catalogue of social economy individuating direct and indirect actors in the three Counties and in Monrovia.

The report launch will be hosted by the Liberia Chambers of Commerce located at Capitol Hill in Monrovia on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:00 am. The event will as well present how the Disability and Start-up (DASU) project intends to economically empower and strengthen people with disabilities across the three counties and will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to persons with disabilities in Liberia.

This activity is part of the Disability and Start-up (DASU) project launched in May 2018 to provide socio-economic opportunities to persons with disabilities in Liberia. The project is being funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and is implemented in partnership with the National Union of Organisations of the Disabled (NUOD) and the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD).

AIFO-Liberia has been operating in Liberia since 1997 working with and for persons with disabilities using the Community Based Inclusive Development approach.

Invitation to the Monrovia Port Assessment Workshop

The Chambers says it is inviting at least five (5) members that are large traders to the West Africa Projects Public and Private Sector Port Workshop. This two-day Public and Private Sector Workshop will focus on Monrovia Port Processes Assessment and Reform, and will be held on September 24th and 25th, 2019, 9:00am at the Bella Casa Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia.

The workshop is funded by the European Union, USAID, and implemented by the World Bank Group. Under the Project, Port Assessment Process Maps for the Monrovia Port have been prepared to support efforts to increase transparency of port procedures, identify bottlenecks at the Port, and develop a concrete and practical reform plan that will support the overall improvement of import and export processes at the Port. The objective of the workshop is to bring together Public sector stakeholders responsible for the Monrovia Port and some key influencers from the Private sector, to:

  1. i) Ensure validation of the Port Assessment Process Maps.
  2. ii) ii) Review priority areas for reform/modernization/improvement.

iii)            iii) Collectively propose concrete reforms.

Also, workshop participants will develop a roadmap to implement agreed enhancements to Monrovia Port operations including opportunities for technical assistance support for the Project from invited donors.

The press release signed by SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan, Secretary General of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) also noted that those wishing to attend to confirm their attendance no later than 10am Monday, September 23, 2019.

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