Julie Weah Executive Director, Foundation for Community Initiatives

Julie T. B. Weah currently works for the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI) as the Executive Director. She has served this organization for the past ten years. Through this role, Ms. Weah has greatly impacted the lives of Liberian women especially those living in the rural areas by advocating for their rights to land ownership and equal participation in governance and management processes in the natural resource and land sectors.

Ms. Weah has extended her advocacy to regional and international levels through collaboration with various networks including the Ngo Coalition for Liberia (NCL) where she once served as its Coordinator, African Community Rights Network (ACRN), and the African Women Network for Community Management of Forest (REFACOF), based in Cameroon, where she is now serving as the Vice President. Additionally, Ms. Weah is associated with the Africans Rising platform, which is based on the implementation of the Kilimanjaro Declaration that promotes Africans’ solution to Africa’s problem.