Keeping the Promise: Expanding and Strengthening Community Land and Forest Governance for a Sustainable Future.


From: 01/02/2023

To: 01/02/2026

Budget: $3,600,000

Partners: Parley Liberia

Associates: Liberia Land Authority

Stakeholders: 24 CLDMCs, 24 communities
15 new communities will be supported to complete the CLF process

Ownership of Customary Land in Liberia has been in dispute over the years. Land ownership has been a major source of contention between the Government of Liberia and local communities on the one hand, and a source of conflict between communities and multinationals on the other. Local Communities and their civil society allies have persistently challenged government’s claim of ownership of all land that is neither private nor titled to individuals or families, and resisted allocation of those lands to oil palm companies, for example. The Land Rights Policy of 2013 and the Land Rights Act of 2018 have clarified the situation and provided a pathway for Local Communities to secure their ownership and control of their Customary Land.

To read a brief overview of Liberia, click here. 

For a timeline of land and forest rights in Liberia, click here.  

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