The Land Governance Support Activity in collaboration with the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) hosted a one day GIS/GPS training for partners working to secure land tenure for customary communities in Liberia.
The Director of Programs of the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI) presenting her article at Chatham House, United Kingdom."With the passage of the Land Rights Act, women are defined as part of their community, able to participate in land governance decisions and management bodies, and all women, married or not, are able to own land privately, jointly and collectively.
Liberia: Civil Society to help Communities Legalize Land Ownership in over US$1.9 M Project The Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI), has begun a project to assist rural communities in Liberia to legalize their customary ownership of their lands.
Field mission to the Southeast – Day 5 The Foundation for Community Initiatives - FCI has implemented a project through the EU funded Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) FLEGT Facility aiming at increasing community knowledge on project and forest management (FLEGT stands for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade).
There is a struggle to create space for broader citizen participation. The notion that the special situation of women may either benefit from this struggle or get pushed aside is unwarranted; both struggles can actually go hand-in-hand and there by mutually reinforce each other.
THE WAY TO SOLVE PALAVER Any palaver that comes between two or more communities and FDA, communities and outside groups taking care of the forest materials will be settled through the country way of judging palaver or by sending that case to a law court that can settle this kind of palaver.