Natural Resources Management Confab. Opens Today

A consortium of Liberian Civil Society Organizations working on natural resource management will host a two day natural resource management conference in Monrovia. The conference takes place at the Krystal Ocean view Hotel in Mamba Point under the theme, Transforming Natural Resource Governance and Management in Liberia”.

The conference is intended to improve relationships among stakeholders involved in the exploitation and management of natural resources.

It also aims to promote dialogue and exchange of information, as well as the formulation of shared recommendations to address the challenges confronting the sector.

This event brings together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including government, private sector and civil society.

The international donor community and United Nations officials will also be in attendance.

At the end of the two day conference, participants are expected to issue a joint communique leading to the consolidation and strengthening of networks of CSOs in their engagement with national and international actors around natural resource governance and management.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Ambassador Toyin Solaja.

The Conference is being sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Purdue Peace Project and International Alert in collaboration with the African Union Liaison Office in Monrovia and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

The core working group include:New Africa Research and Development Agency (NARDA), Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP), Actions for Genuine Democratic Alternatives (AGENDA), Rights and Rights Foundation (RRF), Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT), Initiative for Positive Change (IPC), the Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL), Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Sime Darby among others.