In Liberia we supported greater social cohesion and social and economic inclusion.
We supported communities in understanding the terms of natural resource concession agreements and facilitated peaceful negotiations with authorities and companies. We supported dialogue meetings between communities and the police, and trained the police on respecting human rights and ensuring their activities were 'conflict sensitive'. We also promoted community-led analysis of local security threats, to improve the coordination, effectiveness and accountability of security services.
Our work was important because it helped to tackle the problems of violent conflict around natural resource management and the lack of trust between communities and the government.
We worked in Liberia from 1993 to 2017.