An inclusive dialogue to sustain peace and development in Liberia
On the 24th of November 2022, a one-day policy dialogue was held between the Government of Liberia and the EU delegation to Liberia to review the portfolio of the EU programs in Liberia to support the effective implementation of the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) for the benefit of the Liberian people.
In context of this meeting the CSPPS country team in Liberia issued a press release emphasizing the need to prioritise Government-CSOs partnership on critical national matters and to strengthen dialogue engagement to address the root causes of fragility in a coordinated way.
Taking into consideration the current state of affairs in Liberia and West Africa, characterised by persistent socio-economic challenges, caused by both COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, accompanied by the political challenges of the 2023 presidential elections in the sub-regional level, the Liberia CSPPS Country Team acknowledges the importance of supporting commitments as made in the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The New Deal was introduced as a salient mechanism to support inclusive governance and contribute to the consolidation of peace and stability in Liberia.
Whereas the Liberia CSPPS Country Team recognizes and values the significance of this policy dialogue between the Government and the EU Delegation and congratulates the delegation for the level of support to Liberia’s development agenda, it asks that measures are taken by all parties to maximize the value of CSOs contributions to such dialogue.
Please find the full version of the press statement here.
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