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‘Will Liberia Ever Learn‘ is a social marketing campaign from Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa working with the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia and the Critical Ecological Partnership Funds (CEPF). The movement engages and works with many other stakeholders in the field. It is the culmination of years of research in understanding major problems degrading our environment. The campaign focus on reducing demand for bushmeat and illegal wildlife products and deforestation of Upper Guinea Forest. Furthermore, we are raising awareness of the ghost nets, fishing gear and plastic pollution in the ocean and livelihoods, and Biodiversity Conservation in Community Forests.
The platform digitalizes sustainable development and partner with governments, development organizations, the private sector, communities, and civil society to identify, gather and make accessible information that supports environmental sustainability. It empowers citizens to leverage the power of modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) for environmental protection and nature-based solutions for development.
Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa978 (VOSIEDA) is a Liberian nonprofit and a network of development professionals working to promote prosperity, reduce extreme poverty, and strengthen peace and stability in Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Union Basin region: Liberia, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Sierra Leone.
VOSIEDA runs media campaigns to educate the community and to generate public demand. Our campaigns place development issues high on the public agenda and effectively reach the influential group of policymakers, elected representatives, professionals, political and religious leaders, power brokers, and interest groups. Our campaigns inspire policymakers and the public to support sustainable development in Liberia and the Mano River Basin region.
The FDA is a semi-public autonomous corporation created by an act of the legislature on December 20, 1976, with the mandate to sustainably manage and conserve the forests and related resources of the country for the benefit of present and future generations. The mandate of the FDA includes but is not limited to (1) formulation and enforcement of forestry law, policy objectives, and regulations in collaboration with the relevant and concerned ministries and agencies. (2) Enhancement of the sustainable management, conservation, and utilization of the forest and related resources, taking into consideration their various benefits to the people and the nation, etc.
Biodiversity—the rich array of life on Earth—is fundamental to human survival, but under tremendous and growing threat. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) was founded in 2000 to address this challenge by empowering civil society in developing countries and transitional economies to protect the world’s biodiversity hotspots, which are some of Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened terrestrial ecosystems.
We strongly believe human can’t protect nature and wildlife, safeguard human health from disease like COVID or Ebola and tackle the climate crisis unless we STOP deforestation and change how we manage our forests! Thus, the call is urgent and all must join the fight now!
‘Will Liberia Ever Learn‘ is a social marketing campaign from Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa working with the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia and the Critical Ecological Partnership Funds (CEPF).