VOSIEDA runs media campaigns to educate the community and to generate public demand. Our campaigns place development issues high on public agenda and effectively enable them to reach the influential group of policymakers, elected representatives, professionals, political and religious leaders, power brokers, and interest groups. This inspires them to act in support of sustainable development in Liberia and the Mano River Basin region.
The goal of our media campaigns is to strengthen civic engagement, safeguards social inclusion, deepens solidarity, and solidifies ownership of development results in Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Basin region.
Our Current Campaigns
In West Africa, increasing temperatures and sea levels, and more extreme weather are threatening human health and socio-economic development. VOSIEDA is undertaking robust social innovations to advance renewable solutions, shape policies, influence private sector action, develop new narratives, and build strong support for climate action in Liberia and the subregion. We undertake a social marketing campaign that tackles deforestation, ocean pollution, climate change, trade-in illegal wildlife while promoting clean cookstoves solutions.
In Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River basin region, a million children under five die each year. We can prevent over half of these deaths and improve maternal mortality if families take advantage of simple, inexpensive, or free interventions, like handwashing, giving birth in health facilities, immunization, breastfeeding, etc. Unfortunately, the majority lack necessary information. In response, VOSIEDA creates evidence-based radio, TV, and mobile campaigns to change attitudes, improve health and save lives.
Even though agriculture is Liberia’s predominant economic sector, it is still in its rudimentary stages of development. This is particularly true for smallholder family farming, where productivity boosts could lead to food security and shared prosperity. VOSIEDA is working with farmers’ organizations to strengthen their ability to hold the national government accountable for commitments in national policy documents and as members of the African Union, including allocating 10 percent of national budgets to the agriculture sector.
Slavery is still a widespread phenomenon, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide, with children making up a quarter of the victims. In Liberia, the situation is grim. Several thousand children are affected. by human trafficking, sexual exploitation, recruitment of children for armed conflict, etc. VOSIEDA is a mass-leading media campaign to end slavery and trafficking in Liberia and West Africa. We advocate for lasting solutions to prevent labor and sex trafficking, hold perpetrators accountable, ensure justice for victims and empower survivors with tools for recovery.