VOSIEDA on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services in Liberia


Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa (VOSIEDA), has embarked on a project titled “Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Community Forestry in Liberia. ”

According to the organization, there is a need to exert high concentration on the forestry sector in reserving and making it more impactful in the country.

The Managing Dorictor of Forestry Development Authority (FDA), C Mike Doyen said,  Liberia forestry sector needs attractive programs that will have economic benefits for citizens.

The Head of FDA who served as the chief launcher of the project wants the sector institutes viable impacts even at international levels.

” Liberia has a rainforest that constitutes higher percentage of the world forestry”, he said.

Meanwhile, VOSEIDA though its leadership  acknowledged the efforts of the Government towards the sector which they believe ” will ensure Liberia’s forestry development path” in line with international best practice.

The Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Community Forestry in Liberia make it two the number of new projects the organization has embarked on since the beginning of 2021.

VOSIEDA’s Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Community Forestry in Liberia is now among the driven concentrations toward the forestry sector.

The Launching ceremony was graced by government officials, Civil Society Organizations, and other institutions on Friday  May 7, 2021.

The involvement of the participants at the launch is geared toward working with the organizations in ensuring the implementation of its intended purpose.

It can be recalled that the Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa (VOSIEDA) in partnership with Swedish Program for Development Region(SPIDER) kicked off a program under the theme: Strengthening Domestic accountability and Building Empowered Citizenry in Liberia Using Information Commination Technology

The organization believes the venture is under its continual developmental and participatory involvement in Liberia and other countries of operations.

VOSIEDA in its program implementation will engage community dwellers and major stakeholders in identifying and solving problems that tend to have tracker down effects on the lives of Liberians.

The program will also spell out benefits for citizens and at the same time educate stakeholders on the importance of forest preservation and reservation.

The project which is also under the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is expected to create room for locals, national, and international actors to brainstorm about the sector in furtherance to enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in the country.