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18 October 2018 Liberia
On Friday, October 19, 2018 a national advocacy strategy in Liberia is being launched under the theme “Setting the stage for campaign against illegal logging as well as the blatant disregard for community’s rights and benefits as it relates to Social Agreement.” The advocacy strategy is organized by Liberian Civil Society Organizations under the banner, NGO Coalition of Liberia.
09 October 2018 Colombia
For more than two decades they worked together to document the traditional knowledge on the catfish of the Colombian Amazon; Luis Angel Trujillo (a fisherman), Confucio Hernandez (an Uitoto indigenous biologist) and Carlos Rodríguez (director of Tropenbos Colombia). The resulting book titled “Piraiba: Ecología ilustrada del gran bagre amazónico” (Piraiba: Illustrated ecology of the great Amazon catfish), has now received the highest award in Colombian sciences of the Foundation Alejandro Ángel Escobar. The award ceremony will take place on 10 October 2018 in Bogotá, Colombia.
09 October 2018 Uganda
Gamers’ in a role-playing workshop said that it helped them explore the complexity of oil palm developments in the broader landscape, as they jointly constructed an action plan, and identified avenues for collaboration between local communities, project partners, local authorities and private companies.
08 October 2018 Liberia
Non-state actors in Liberia have obtained skills on how to positively engage key stakeholders, including concession companies, forest structures and Forestry Development Authority of Liberia, in the management of forests through a training in advocacy and engagement held in May 2018, in Monrovia, Liberia.
25 September 2018 Liberia
An advocacy strategy that seeks to publicize and promote changes in laws, regulations, contracts and agreements in the forestry sector in Liberia has been developed under the framework of the EU sponsored project “Strengthening the capacity of non-state actors to improve FLEGT-VPA and REDD+ processes in Western Africa”, through the NGO Collation of Liberia (NCL).
25 September 2018 Liberia
Over 60 people in forested communities in Lofa, Gbarpolu and Sinoe counties in Liberia have received training in Community Forest Monitoring (CFM). The training has empowered community members to document illegal logging activities, monitor social agreements’ implementation signed between communities and companies and resolve and mitigate potential challenges in accessing benefit from the forests-using forest monitoring tools.