First Workshop on Revision of Guidelines of Forest Management Planning

In 2009, The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) developed the Guidelines for Forest Management Planning (GFMP). The GFMP aim at providing practical and technical information on the methods to be used for designing and implementing Forest Management Plans (FMP) for sustainable forestry. The document was developed for concessionaires, i.e., the holders of a Forest Management Contract (FMC), in charge of managing their forest concessions in line with the concession agreements which have been ratified by...

Inter-agency Workshop on Code of Forest Harvesting Practice in Gbarnga

The VPA Support Unit2 (VPA-SU2) facilitated a 2-day regional interagency workshop following the way forward proffered to improve coordination and implementation of field inspection during the central inter agency workshop held in Monrovia on the 19th – 20th January 2021. A follow-up workshop for field staff from Region 2 brought...

Training on field activities 2019 to 2020

The second phase of the Support Unit (VPA-SU2), which started in April 2019 and will end in April 2022, embarks on intensified training to ensure the capacity of stakeholders is built so that Liberia can deliver on the VPA. Within 11 months (December 2019-October 2020), the VPA-SU2 Unit has conducted:...

Legality Matrix Workshop in Monrovia

On 29th April 2021 a Legality Matrix Workshop took place at the Boulevard Palace Hotel in Sinkor. The main objective of workshop was to present the Legality Matrix to representatives of communities, private sector and involved ministries and agencies with a special focus on community forestry to discuss the way...

Brush-up Workshop in Zwedru

In adherence and consistent with the parties’ bilateral relationship, and common commitment to the sustainable management of all types of forest in Liberia, and through its provision and legal framework in ensuring the full implementation of the VPA, the VPA-SU2 facilitated a 4-day brush-up workshop for Regions 4 and 5...

Inter-agency Workshop on Code of Forest Harvesting Practice in Buchanan

On January 19 – 20, 2021, the VPA Support Unit-2 facilitated an interagency workshop involving key staff and line managers from central offices of the Forestry Development Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, and Ministry of Labour. The event had the purpose to develop a workable mechanism for conducting joint inspections –...