Our Impact and Success Stories
Our Impacts .....
'Promoting Prosperity, Reducing Poverty and Enhancing Stability...'
“VOSIEDA works to protect the planet, end extreme poverty and inequality, and empower communities beyond dependency and aid in West Africa. To Measure our results in each of our programs areas, we compile data at the local and national levels that summarize the outcomes of our programming in the areas of environment and natural resources security, agriculture and Livelihoods, governance and civic engagement, women and youth socioeconomic empowerment, capacity development, and development communications. These are the six main indicators by which we measure our progress. They’re published in our annual reports. We also believe that no single measure stands on its own. We evaluate our community-led program approach, the kind of changes we are making on the ground we are toward our mission. Below are essences of some of our achievements.”
Nancy M. Boykai
We empower communities to protect the environment and nature resources that everyone depends on for livelihoods, fresh water and clean air.
We empower smallholder farmers to transform agriculture from lonely struggles for survival to business enterprises capable of increasing incomes and improving food security
Women and Youths' Socioeconomic Empowerment
We empower women, girls and youths to defeat poverty and achieve equality. We focus on women and girls because we believe we cannot overcome poverty until everyone has equal rights and opportunities.
We work for participatory and inclusive political processes and institutions; greater accountability to citizens and to the law; and recognition of universally recognized human rights.
Capacity Building and Training
We are delivering technical and advisory services to indigenous communities, civil society, private sector and governments to enhance their development results.
We run evidence-based media (radio, television and mobile) campaigns to change behaviors and improve lives in Liberia and the Mano River Union.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Supporting communities to transition to a sustainable future in Liberia.
Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development, according to a new study by the International Resource Panel (IRP). In Liberia, VOSIEDA is responding to this call by spreading the word (see video) and by working with UN Agencies to restore landscape destroyed by flooding and other climate hazards. This bring obvious climate, biodiversity and livelihood benefits according to UNEP.
Our main focus is to protect the environment, end extreme poverty and inequality, and empower communities beyond dependency and aid in West Africa’s Mano River Basin: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote D’ivoire.
Partnering with communities on field projects
We work on the ground and with partners in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and cote d’ivoire. Our team works to achieve our inspiration that it is possible to overcome poverty in West Africa as we see all over the world. Their work is serving as an example for everyone, from businesses to governments, who must work to overcome poverty for the benefit of us all.
Ending poverty while caring for planet earth
We work with local communities in West Africa’s mano River Basin to strengthen local economies, care for the planet, build secure livelihoods that guarantee a living income to poor families.
Empowering the poor through innovation and technology
We undertake research to generate and share evidence-based information about development policies and resources management and their impacts. We focus on the ultra-poor, smallholders, indigenous peoples, local communities and small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. We seek innovation and technology to fight poverty.
Environment & Natural Resources Security
We empower communities to protect nature that everyone depends on for livelihoods, fresh water and clean air.
We empower smallholder farmers to transform agriculture from lonely struggles for survival to business enterprises capable of increasing incomes and improving food security.
We empower women and girls in order to defeat poverty and achieve equality. We focus on women and girls because we believe we cannot overcome poverty until everyone has equal rights and opportunities.
We work for participatory, representative and inclusive political processes and institutions; greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens and to the law; and recognition of universally recognized human rights.
We deliver technical and advisory services to indigenous communities,
civil society, private sector and government to enhance their development results.
Conservation and sustainable use of forest and coastal ecosystems
West Africa’s remaining lowland tropical forests and coastal ecosystems contains extraordinary biodiversity and serves as habitat for large amounts of endemic flora and fauna as well as some of the rarest species in the world. Moreover, majority of West Africa’s rural population are dependent on the forests and their various products and ecosystem services.
Nevertheless, despite rich biodiversity and many important ecosystem services, West Africa is faced with enormous challenges in managing its forests and coastal resources. Unsustainable exploitations of resources including uncontrolled clearing of mangroves and tropical forest for agriculture, excessive hunting and fishing, illegal logging, chart coal and fuel wood extraction, mining, etc. are some of the primary causes of deforestation, soil degradation, water pollution, meager economic returns from forest resources, increased poverty and overall biodiversity loss.
In response, VOSIEDA is working to improve conservation and sustainable use of lowland forest and coastal system in Liberia and Mano River Basin.