After successfully completing the first three years of its program in Liberia, the Sustainable Marketplace Initiative Liberia (SMI-L) project has been awarded a two year extension by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The launch of the extension project will among other things, highlight some of the key phase one achievements as well as share activities and components to be undertaken in the extension phase.
“We are glad to announce that the project has been awarded with two years extension by USAID,” a statement noted.
SMI-L works across sectors to support local businesses, build and strengthen local supply chains, and ensure monies spent in Liberia stay in Liberia and also create jobs and sustain peace by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities.
SMI-L or Building Markets has worked in Liberia since 2011 with funding from the Australian Government, Humanity United, BHP Biliton and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In Liberia, BM partners with the Government of Liberia, development organizations, local entrepreneurs and the private sector to provide innovative solutions to complex developmental challenges.
The event will take place at a local resort in Monrovia on Friday April 10.