Strengthening Civil Society Proactive Engagement in Public Affairs


Encouraged civil society to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the GOL and NCSCL partnership agreement to enhance civic engagement in Liberia.


Since the founding of Liberia, civil society has played a pivotal role in the development of the country. Specifically, faith based organizations have greatly contributed towards the development of the health and education sectors. But in spite of these significant contributions, the government adopts an adversarial approach when dealing with civil society in Liberia. Government decides which civil society organizations attend public programs. And the failure by government to clarify the registration of NGOs has always created some confusion. It implies an attempt by government to control the activities of civil society and the civil societies consider these restrictions and limitations as a deliberate action by government to close the civil space.

However, due to the role of civil society in bringing peace in Liberia, the government is changing its adversary approach towards civil society engagement. This project is designed to remove the restriction and increase civil society participation in public service. Hence, this project is intended to open the civil space in three south-eastern counties including Grand Kru, River Gee and Maryland.

Other tools

Consultative meeting participant identification and mobilization.

Organization and the conduct of the consultative meeting with 60 participants in Harper, Maryland County.

Identification and mobilization of 45 civil society actors from three counties to participate in the networking and advocacy training workshop and the identification of facilitators.

Organization and the conduct of the training workshop for 45 civil society actors and the introduction of the Innovation for Change Africa Hub.

Collection of data from the project activities and compilation of report and submit the report to counterpart, Innovation for Change Africa Hub and the implementing partners.