The Liberian government has planned to host a high-level international event to emphasize the value of the nation’s forestry and climate resilience before 2023.
Also, partners for the programme are the World Bank and the Norwegian government.
The government made this known through a press statement and added that the forum would begin on October 5 and runs through October 6.
Further, it disclosed that part of its objectives was to rekindle commitments and fortify partnerships in sustainable forest management which are crucial tactics for advancing the government of Liberia’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
However, President George Manneh Weah was scheduled to officially address the opening session of the Forum. Other co-conveners of the event are USAID-Liberia, UNDP, The Swedish Embassy, The European Union, and the Government of the United Kingdom through its Embassy in Liberia.
The event was billed to mobilize over 200 participants and will feature high-level regional and international Ministers and Directors spearheading forest management in their respective countries.
The platform will set the stage for community leaders, global experts on forests, economic development, and climate change, private sector leaders, and development partners to share success stories about the benefits and opportunities the forest sector can offer to the overall economic development of Liberia.