PERSIF will be hosted by the Mano River Union
Secretariat and will finance demand-driven, small-scale activities to contribute to the restoration of livelihoods and building the productive capacity of the poor especially women.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- The one-day, high level conference on 10 July was convened to present national Ebola recovery strategy documents for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as a sub-regional Ebola recovery strategy document from the Mano River Union
(Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire).
The Ebola outbreak that began last year in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, three of the four countries of the Mano River Union
, is the most severe on record since the disease was first diagnosed in Central Africa in 1976.
Groups taking part included the North of England Refugee Service, Investing in People and Culture, Tees Valley Mano River Union
, Newport Settlement Community hub and the Eritrean community.
Africa produces around 7o% of the world's cocoa, with most of the production in the West, in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Mano River Union
The parade and debate were preceded, May 2, by a Mano River Union
regional conference where discussions were held on the status of media freedom in the Mano River Union
States under the global theme: News Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform societies.
The Mano River Union
, which includes these three countries, was formed in 1976.
The coincidence of the introduction of the Kimberley Process and the hullabaloo over conflict diamonds in the Mano River Union
states of West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea), has been stage-managed for the express purpose of concentrating the diamond business in the hands of the West.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union
(MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
You, through OSIWA, have demonstrated that support by generously providing grants to the Mano River Union
Women Peace Network to promote women peace initiatives in the sub-region; to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to build its capacity and empower it to pursue its mandate of healing society with justice; to the National Elections Commission in its efforts to ensure citizens participation in the democratic process through grassroots empowerment; to the Governance Reform Commission charged with the onerous mandate of proposing reform measures for a new Liberia; and to a number of civil society organizations including the Center for Democratic Empowerment in collaboration with the Civil Society Coalition for the Consolidation of
Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia are already part of the Mano River Union
, an organization, first established in 1973, that seeks to foster economic cooperation.
The clinical studies are being conducted through the Mano River Union
Lassa Fever Network in Sierra Leone.