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Natural resource management in Liberia

The Community Platform for Promoting Peaceful Engagement in the Management of Natural Resources (CPPE-NRM)

This project aims to strengthen communities’ participation in the peaceful management of Liberia’s natural resources.

Since 2005, there has been a significant growth in investment in the iron ore and palm oil sectors in Liberia, and the country today stands at a crossroads. Clear and transparent management of its resources could drive development and enable citizens to benefit from the wealth. But the reality has been one of growing levels of marginalisation and vulnerability of communities in concession areas, who are excluded from the process.

We will support citizens’ voices on natural resource management by equipping those negatively affected by resource exploitation to engage more effectively with the state and businesses. In particular, we will enable greater participation of rural and marginalised communities in decision-making around natural resource management at the local level and promote peaceful resolution of conflicts.