Forest Blessings Radio Drama Launched Across the Mano River Union

Jun 02, 2020
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“Forest Blessings,” a 24-episode radio drama series produced by the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program, has officially launched in the Mano River Union (MRU) countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire. The drama was created to raise awareness about forest conservation issues, including deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss. These…

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Liberia and Sierra Leone Reaffirm Commitment for the Conservation and Shared Management of Gola Forest

Feb 24, 2020
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By Chaz Kyser   Building on the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia’s commitment to protect the Gola Transboundary Forest Landscape, officials representing the two West African countries gathered on February 18 at Liberia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia to sign amendments to their current memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the conservation of this…

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Mano River Union Member States Endorse Institution’s Five-Year Strategic Plan

Feb 14, 2020
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By Fatmata Katta   Delegates representing the four Mano River Union (MRU) countries—Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire—endorsed the sub-regional body’s five-year (2020–2025) Strategic Plan and Action Plan after a two-day deliberation to critically review both documents Feb. 4–5 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The MRU is a core regional partner of WA BiCC. Its…

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Mano River Union: Strategic Plan Review Moving Forward

Sep 09, 2019
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In keeping with its mandate to promote peace, food security, and economic development, the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat is reviewing one of its key policy instruments, a five-year strategic plan for its member states. The review and revision of the plan reflects the Secretariat’s commitment to ensuring stability and accelerating the economic growth of…

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Strengthening Regional Partnership for Sustainable Natural Resource Management

May 22, 2019
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In a bid to further strengthen the working relationship between the Mano River Union (MRU) and the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program, the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Freetown, Sierra Leone on February 20, 2019. The MOU was designed to support activities to combat wildlife trafficking; increase…

Fact Sheets

Strengthening Collaborative Management of the Ziama-Wonegizi- Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape

Jan 21, 2019
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Get intimate with the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape and learn more about our ongoing interventions to conserve this forest heritage.



Jan 17, 2019
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Our grant to improve Multi-Stakeholder Management of the Tai-Grebo-KrahnSapo (TGKS) Transboundary Forest Landscape between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire being implemented by Wild Chimpanzee Foundation is making steady progress. Here is an update on this progress from October 2017 to September 2018.


Building stronger institutions: Mano River Union (MRU) Adopts International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)

Jun 05, 2018
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Increasing demand from stakeholders for greater transparency and accountability of public sector entities has fueled interest in financial reporting reform. The current global shift is towards the adoption of a more effective financial reporting framework relevant to the public sector. International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is globally recognized as the preeminent accounting standards for…

News Mentions

Senate Vote to Establish Grebo-Krahn National Park –

Aug 16, 2017
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The House of Senate of the Liberian Legislature has passed a law establishing the Grebo-Krahn National Park. This move makes the Grebo-Khran forest a legally protected and established national park to enhance conservation efforts in the region. Read more here.