Building capacity of the next generation of Liberian conservation professionals
FFI - Fauna and Flora International, FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
University of Liberia, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) - Liberia
To build capacity in participatory conservation and applied research to international standards in the next generation of Liberia’s natural resource managers through enhanced university education, practical field experience and mentoring from international researchers, whilst simultaneously generating baseline information on Liberia’s biodiversity.
1. Curriculums of Liberia’s premier teaching institution updated with conservation-focused teaching modules, in line with international standards. Topics to include introduction to conservation biology, rights-based governance approaches, sustainable livelihoods and climate change
2. Capacity of Liberian students and FDA employees in field research methods and conservation issues increased through residential courses at SNP hosted by CEERCL
3. Improved knowledge of the biodiversity of Southeast Liberia through increased collaborative research and continuation of SNP bio-monitoring programme.
4. Research findings disseminated through local and national media, scientific publications, a dedicated webpage and reports.