As of July 2020, the Liberia Chapter is officially launched. The chapter in Liberia is supported by a group of truly local organizations that are dedicated to lifting it up. Regular facilitated dialogue is helping to orient all parties as to what value add they feel the chapter can add as they seek to fulfill their individual missions. The group is also participating in a joint West Africa regional effort of the Movement to build out private sector cooperation in the region.

Update on Recent Actions: New chapter formed and prepared to launch with ten civil society organization members. This is a self organizing and enthusiastic group of grassroots organizations, led by community members. Their involvement in regional and global calls has already enriched the conversations, especially from the perspective of people who represent, firsthand, the lived experience of local communities in low-resource settings.  August 3, 2020

Chapter Members:

Jude Nwachukwu has been leading the effort to establish the Liberia CLD chapter through Interweave Solutions. In order to get in touch please reach out at interweavesolutionsliberia@gmail.com

West Africa Regional Effort

Regional approach: Communications over the Movement’s new West Africa listserv resulting in emergence of a group comprising 13 local/regional NGOs from seven countries, convened under the umbrella of the Movement. The group met multiple times and co-created a joint response to a USAID West Africa call for innovative locally-led development efforts. With the advent of COVID USAID pushed back the due date, and the group has since pivoted to focus together on COVID response, and explore creating chapters in Liberia and Nigeria.  One participant from Sierra Leone also submitted their own proposal to convene 2000 women into cooperatives, with guidance from global members of the Movement.

This success so soon after launching the regional entity holds promise regarding the value added and the demand for such a platform. 

Come back soon for more details

Updated 20 July 2020