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(source: wikipedia.org | January 2012)
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Côte d'Ivoire on the east. Liberia's coastline is composed of mostly mangrove forests while the more sparsely populated inland consists of forests that open to a plateau of drier grasslands. The country possesses 40% of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. Liberia has a hot equatorial climate, with significant rainfall during the May to October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia covers an area of 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language, while over 30 indigenous languages are spoken within the country.
Along with Ethiopia, Liberia is one of the two modern countries in Sub-Saharan Africa without roots in the European Scramble for Africa. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by freed American slaves with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa. Slaves freed from slave ships were also sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. In 1847, these colonists founded the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming the capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists, known as Americo-Liberians, monopolized the political and economic sectors of the country despite comprising only a small percentage of the largely indigenous population.
The country began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity. A military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian establishment in 1980, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars that left approximately 250,000 people dead and devastated the country's economy. A 2003 peace deal led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil war and related economic dislocation, with about 85% of the population living below the international poverty line.
- First Community Forest Management Plan Launched [http]
- In pictures: Making charcoal from Liberian rubber trees ([http]) BBC picture strip.
Liberia is part of the cluster of countries been accustomed by the CfRN technical team.
|with project start||Joined the CD-REDD II Project|
|27th May 2010||CD-REDD II Project Kick-off Meeting||Attended|
|28th - 30th September 2010||Regional Meeting Tanzania||Not Attended|
|24th - 28th January 2011||Global Workshop: The National System for GHG Inventories||Not Attended|
|10th - 13th May 2011||Regional Workshop: South America||Attended|
|12th - 16th September 2011||1st In-Country Workshop (National Training)|
|4th December 2011||Global Workshop: Progress Assessment||Attended|
|28th May - 8th June 2012||Regional Data Collection Workshop||Attended|
|6th - 10th August 2012||Data Gap Fill Visit|
|5th - 9th November 2012||Data Processing Workshop (1st Session)||Attended|
|Subject||Name - Number - Value|
|UNFCCC National Focal Point||Mr. Benjamin Karmorh, Jr., Coordinator, Climate Change Enabling Activities|
|CD-REDD II National Focal Point||Mr. Benjamin Karmorh, Jr., Coordinator, Climate Change Enabling Activities|
|Personell trained||14 during 1st ICW|
|Reviewers in UNFCCC Roster of Experts||1|
|CD-REDD II Contact||Johannes Broetz|
Country Specific Data
- FRA - FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010: Country Report [pdf]
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility: Liberia (overview)
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