New Fund to Help Liberian NGOs Address Pressing Threats to Nature
From Conservation International-Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia (April, 20 2005)—Liberian nongovernmental organizations can now apply for grants from a new $200,000 fund designed to help build their capacity to address the most pressing threats to the country’s biodiversity.
The Liberia Conservation Action Fund (LCAF) is a small grants fund with initial financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
Administration of LCAF is a joint effort of Conservation International-Liberia (CI), the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Foundation for Africa (EFA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and CEPF with the objective of achieving conservation outcomes while building capacity of Liberian civil society organizations.
Financial support for targeted conservation outcomes will be directly channeled by LCAF to Liberian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to stimulate civil society organizations, build partnerships and strengthen coordination between international organizations, governmental agencies and Liberian NGOs.
LCAF funding targets the following four strategic objectives:
Expressing his impression about the initiative, the Technical Director of CI-Liberia, Mr. Tyler Christie, said "The Liberian Conservation Action Fund (LCAF) will empower Liberian institutions to develop and implement projects targeting the most immediate threats to Liberia’s forests and livelihoods of forest dwelling communities".
Liberian NGOs are therefore, invited to apply for small grants addressing these objectives and may obtain application guidelines by inquiring at CI-Liberia in Monrovia.
CEPF provides strategic assistance to nongovernmental organizations, community groups and other civil society partners working to safeguard Earth's biodiversity. Its partners are Conservation International, the Global Environmental Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.
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