Learn more about Our Work in Liberia.

We are pleased to share Landesa’s 2023 Annual Report with you. At Landesa, we are honored to have assisted 720 million people in just the past five years on a path toward equitable and secure land rights. These rights lay the groundwork for women advocating for gender justice, Indigenous Peoples protecting their forests and cultures, and coastal communities mitigating and adapting to climate change. Secure land rights are an assurance for the future—offering peace of mind and the ability to use your land to shape your destiny. With strong rights to your land, you can fill in the blank with what land means to you.

At the end of a two-day conference jointly organized by Landesa and the Rights and Rice Foundation, stakeholders reached a consensus to incorporate climate action within the framework of land rights, aiming for a sustainable and inclusive approach to land formalization. The conference attracted a diverse array of participants, including policymakers, members of the 55th Legislature, Josephine Nkrumah (ECOWAS Permanent Representative to Liberia), civil society representatives, farmers, and community leaders.

Landesa, in collaboration with the Rights and Rice Foundation, has commenced a groundbreaking conference titled “Land Rights for Inclusive Climate Action and Sustainable Development” in Monrovia, Liberia. As Liberia faces the repercussions of climate change, the conference outcomes could chart a course towards a resilient and climate-smart land tenure system, serving as a model for other African nations confronting similar challenges.

Many challenges, such as deforestation, water management, land conflicts, labor rights, and smallholder support require collective action to address them in a meaningful way. This resource offers guidance for planners and implementers of landscape initiatives and suggests practical approaches to ensuring IPLC participation in, or ownership of, decisions in landscape initiatives at various key steps.