The Northwestern Cluster is a World Bank funded Project under the Liberia forest Sector Program which aims to provide alternative livelihood and create access to market with added value chain for products across 66 affected communities around the Foya Propose Protected Area, whilst Kpo &Foya are another World Bank projects funded under The Liberia Forest Sector Program, to gazette the Kpo Mountain,and the propose Foya protected area by the project lifetime.
To ensure a successful implementation of the above mentioned projects, a two days consultative meetings with key stakeholders in the sector was held. This collaborative meeting brought The Forestry Development Authority(FDA), Ministry of Mines and Energy(MME), Ministry of Agriculture( MA), Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Redd Implementation Unit (RIU), and IDH to adapt an inclusive road map for actual implementations considering the short timeframe for project end.
This meeting also set the paste for line support agencies to provide list of field staffs assigned in the project Districts or clans to work directly with SCNL on the ground for implementation processes, this will help ensure that every partner is following and keeping up to the agreed and schedule task for the success of the program. Minister Johnson Willabo from MME said, \” collaboration and coordination at this inception phase is good so that we all can be aware and knowledgeable of the economic and conservation values of the Propose Protected Areas to national government and communities before final decision are made, he requested for the shape files of the Propose Protected Areas to be share with MME ASAP.
Every participant in the house agreed that routine collaboration and coordination is a key strategy these projects need to stick to, to succeed.
There were presentations from the various coordinator on the project\’s progress updates and next actions for progress to endure check and balance in the work.