Donors & Partners

The objective of ADB support is to improve land administration and land tenure security through the strengthening of the ADR system of the Liberia Land Authority at national and local levels. The focus of support is in two areas, namely:

  • Technical support to the comprehensive editing of draft land related ADR Policy on land; financial assistance for printing and publication of the policy; technical support to the development of ADR legislation and legal framework Procedures and Guidelines for its national operationalization within both the broader judicial system and the LLA’s land administration framework specifically as related to systematic land registration and development of cadasters;

  • Training and Capacity development for ADR practitioners at national and county level and; Community awareness and public education

Website: www.afdb.org

The EU supported Land Rights Project, launched in March 2017, focuses on efforts to encourage the passage of the Land Rights Act, by raising awareness at national, county and community level, and improving the advocacy and organizational capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at different levels, with a special focus on the Civil Society Organization Working Group on Land Rights. After the passage of the law, the project, in collaboration with the Liberia Land Authority, will support communities to self-identify, manage their land in line with the new law and provide legal assistance where needed. Stakeholders at different levels shall be linked to ensure the documentation of challenges and lessons learned in the execution of the Land Rights Act in Liberia.

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Welthungerhilfe (WHH), and Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), are jointly implementing the Land Rights for Liberia Project, which is aimed at the promotion and protection of community land rights for national development.

The program comprises various components, including but not limited to:

  • Advocacy on the passage into law of the proposed Land Rights Bill.

  • Awareness and outreach on community land rights.

  • Capacity Building for Civil Society Organizations to successfully participate in land rights issues.

  • Support to communities in self-identification

  • Supporting communities to recognize and exercise their statutory rights after the passage of the Land Rights Bill into law.

  • Knowledge sharing and networking.

The Land Rights for Liberia Project is being implemented in ten (10) of the fifteen counties of Liberia. The implementing partners recognize that the Liberia Land Authority is the national agency responsible for the coordination of donor implemented projects in order to achieve the objectives of the land sector. Based on this authority, and in order to ensure the sustainability and the success of the project, CAFOD, WHH, and SDI are fully collaborating with the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) through its Customary Land Unit to achieve the objectives of the project. In addition, all activities undertaken by the entities involving community self-identification, land claim declaration, land space identification must be approved by the LLA.

Website: www.europa.eu

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has provided support to the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) through capacity building around the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forest in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). Key staff from the institution actively participated in training programs, stakeholder engagement forums, and consultations organized by FAO around the VGGT. The VGGT is a comprehensive global instrument that provides guidance to state and non-state actors on how to promote responsible tenure governance by providing guidance and 1information on internationally accepted practices for systems that will deal with the rights to use, manage and control land, fisheries, and forests. The intent of the FAO is to build the capacity of Liberian institutions such as the LLA to mainstream VGGT principles and practices into policies and regulatory instruments.

As part of its capacity building initiative on VGGT, the FAO organized two workshops, in Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2016/17. The training brought together a cross-section of participants, and key stakeholders in the Land, Fisheries and Forest sectors to learn, share experiences; and observe best practices as it pertains to the responsible governance of Tenure, Land, Fisheries, and Forest. A key outcome of the training was the development of specific actions plans to promote the implementation of VGGT fundamentals and principles.

Website: www.fao.org

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Liberia Land Authority

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) is a product of the policy, legal and institutional reform of the land sector of Liberia led by the erstwhile Land Commission. The LLA, established by an Act of the National Legislature on October 6, 2016, as an autonomous agency of the Government with operational independence, subsumes land functions that were performed by several agencies of government... Read details