Land Rights, Customary Land Provisions Enforcement Training Launched

Ms Raman: "We want the participants to serve as ambassadors for our project in their respective communities."

Lata Raman, head of project/partner advisor assigned with Land Rights for Liberia and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), a German-based organization working in Liberia, on Monday urged the over 30 participants attending a three-day training workshop on Land Rights for Liberia to take lessons learned from the training seriously and apply them to their daily lives.

The training workshop being conducted for members of civil society organizations (CSOs) on the theme “Promoting and Protecting Community Land Rights for National Development,” began on Monday and ends today. It is a core humanitarian standards training for Liberia  funded by the European Union, while the Welthungerhilfe plays a supporting role.

The project, Raman said, is working in 11 of the country’s 15 counties with three major partners including the Sustainable Development Institute, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and Welthungerhilfe, whose main partner is the Rights and Rice Foundation.

Sahr Nouwah, senior national partner advisor, told participants that the impact of the project and its outcome will contribute to an improved level of legal certainty and enforcement of land rights, with the outcome of improving advocacy by CSOs at different levels (community, county and national) for implementation of provisions on customary land.

During the training, Nouwah said facilitators will discuss topics including the importance of accountability, the benefits of being accountable, the needs for assessment, project design, as well as an introduction to core humanitarian principles.

Other discussions will consider the importance of monitoring and evaluation, human resource development and how to file and track complaints.


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