Participants at the regional Stockholm+50 consultations held in Buchanan

National Consultations Grand Finale

Catherine Mgendi

Two months after the launch of Liberia’s Stockholm+50 consultations, the country is preparing for the grand finale consultations scheduled to take place on May 4 at the Ministerial Complex in Monrovia. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from UNDP, has held several consultations on how the country can attain a healthy environment that supports the prosperity of all people.

 

 

 

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Stockholm+50 National Consultations - Liberia

National Dialogue, Ministerial Complex, Congo Town
Wednesday, May 4, 2022,
08:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

                              REGIONAL CONSULTATION AGENDA              

Opening  
0800-0900 Registration and Breakfast
0900-0930 Introduction - National Coordinator, Stockholm +50 - Borwen L. Sayon
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
- Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh – Executive Director, Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia
- Amb. Urban Sjöström - Embassy of Sweden
- Mr. Niels David Scott - UN Resident Coordinator
- Madam Loretta Alethea Pope Kai - Chairperson, National Civil Society Council of Liberia
- Video montage on national consultation themes
STOCKHOLM+50 LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE THEMES  
0930 -1030 High Leadership Dialogue 1: Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and
prosperity of all

- Government Official: Prof Wilson K. Tarpeh - EPA Director
- Stakeholder Group (Religious Community): Bishop James B. Selee - Episcopal Church
- Stakeholder Group (Youth): Mohammed Kamara - President, LINSU
- Stakeholder Group (Women): Atty. Tonieh Talery Wiles, Founder and Executive Director of Women
Entrepreneurs & Environmental Links
- Stakeholder Group (PWD): Peter B.K Flomo - President, National Union of Organizations with Disabilities
- United Nations: Stephen Rodriques – Resident Representative, UNDP
Plenary Discussion
1030-1130 High Leadership Dialogue 2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) pandemic

- Government Official: Mr. James Dorbor Sao, Sr. – Acting Deputy Minister of Economic Management,
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP)
- Stakeholder Group (Private Sector): John B.S Davis - President, Liberia Bank for Development & Investment
- Stakeholder Group (Youth): Amos Williams - President, Federation of Liberian Youth
- Stakeholder Group (Women): Yah Parwon - Interim Executive Director, Medica Liberia
- Stakeholder Group (NGO, Civil Society): Loretta Alethea Pope Kai - Chairperson, National Civil Society Council
of Liberia
- United Nations: Ms. Pamela Mkwamba, Deputy Country Representative - UN WOMEN
Plenary Discussion
1130-1230 High Leadership Dialogue 3: Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of
sustainable development in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.

- Government Official: Hon. Tanneh G. Brunson - Deputy Minister. MFDP
- Stakeholder Group (Private Sector): Madam Mai Urey - President, Liberia National Tourism Authority
- Stakeholder Group (Youth): Teddy P. Taylor-Focal Point Action Climate Empowerment, EPA
- Stakeholder Group (Environmental Expert): Atty. Urias Goll – DCOP USAID Conservation Works Activity
- Stakeholder Group (Civil Society): Mathias Yeanay – Executive Director – IREDD
Plenary Discussion
1230-1330  - LUNCH
PRIORITY NATIONAL AND SECTOR THEMES  
1330-1430 NATIONAL PRIORITY THEME 1: Achieving food security in a changing climate/post-COVID socioeconomic and green recovery
- Government Official: Hon. Jeanine Cooper – Minister for Agriculture
- Stakeholder Group (Private Sector): Robert Bimba – Executive Director, CHAP
- Stakeholder Group (Youth): Daniel N. Nills – Mano River Union Youth Parliament Speaker
- Stakeholder Group (Women): Emma Metieh Glassco – Director General, NAFAA
- Stakeholder Group (Civil Society/PWDs): Ezekiel Nyanfor - President, Liberia Youth for Climate Action
- United Nations: Dr. Patrice Savadogo – Forestry Officer, FAO Regional Office
Plenary Discussion
1430-1530 NATIONAL PRIORITY THEME 2: Reflecting on the urgent need for tackling plastic pollution and
promoting circular economy to achieve a healthy environment

- Government Official: Hon. Salia Kamara - Executive Director, WASH Commission
- Stakeholder Group (Private Sector): James Mulbah - CEO, Green Cities
- Stakeholder Group (Youth): John G. Smith – Founder, Ever Green Recycling Institute
- Stakeholder Group (Women): Ms Gehnyea Yai Gbeanquoi – Founder, Gehn-Eco Services
- Stakeholder Group (Civil Society): Franklin Jackson- Co-founder Liberia Waste Disposal and Recycling Company
- United Nations: Dorsla Farcarthy - Team Leader, Green & Inclusive Growth, UNDP
Plenary Discussion
1530-1630 NATIONALPRIORITY THEME 3: Enhancing sustainable forest management in the context of governance, carbon economy, GEWE, livelihoods of forest communities
- Government Officials: Hon. Harrison Karnwea-Board Chair, FDA
- Stakeholder Group (Private Sector): Silas Kpanan Ayoung Siakor, IDH
- Stakeholder Group (Sector actor): Saah David – National REDD+ Coordinator
- Stakeholder Group (youth/Women): Gertrude Nyanley-Korvayan - LVD Technical Manager, FDA
- Stakeholder Group (civil Society/PWDs) Prof. Jerome Nyenkan, Senior Technical Advisor at GIZ Liberia
- International Organization: Dr. Emmanuel Olatunji – Project Manager, Conservation International
Plenary Discussion
1630-1650 Closing remarks
- UNDP
- EPA
1650-1700 Closing musical/video montage – optional
PRESS CONFERENCE  

 

The objective of National Consultations
The overall objective of the national consultations is to stimulate an inclusive, bottom-up debate on Stockholm+50 themes. The idea is to facilitate a consultation process which is based on people’s experiences and ideas for “A Healthy Planet for the Prosperity of All.
• The dialogue will aim to harvest recommendations for governments, civil society and private sector on priority actions that can advance national and sectoral policies that address climate change and leverage nature-based solutions. This can build on and inform Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), green economy/green recovery, and SDG frameworks.
• The consultations will also seek to amplify the voices of the poor, youth, women, indigenous groups, local communities, and other marginalized groups; and influence national debates that consider the views of all stakeholders.

PANELIST:

 

Panel I: Leadership dialogue 1: Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all;

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Prof Wilson Tarpeh, EPA Executive Director

Bishop James B. Selee, Episcopal Church

Mr. Mohammed Kamara, President, LINSU

Atty: Tonieh Talery Wiles, Founder and Executive Director of Women Entrepreneurs & Environmental Links

 

Peter B.K Flomo

President, National Union of Organizations with Disabilities (NUOD)

Mr. Stephen Rodriques

UNDP Resident Representative

 

 

Panel II: Leadership dialogue 2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic;

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Mr. James Dorbor Sao, Sr.

Acting Deputy Minister, MFDP

Mr. John B.S Davis

President, LBDI

Mr. Amos Williams Federation of Liberian Youth

Madam Yah Parwon Interim Executive Director, Medica Liberia

 

Madam Loretta Alethea Pope Kai

Chairperson, National Civil Society Council of Liberia

Madam Pamela Mkwamba,

Deputy Country Representative,

UN WOMEN

 

Panel III: Leadership dialogue 3: Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development

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Hon. Tanneh G. Brunson

Deputy Minister. MFDP

Madam Mai Urey

President, Liberia National Tourism Association

Mr. Teddy P. Taylor

Focal Point ACE

Mr. Urias S. Goll

DCOP, USAID CWA

Mr. Mathias Yeanay -Executive Director, IREDD

 

Panel IV: National theme 1: Achieving Food security in a Changing Climate/Post-COVID socio-economic and green recovery

 

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Hon. Jeanine M. Cooper

Minister, MOA

Mr. Robert Bimba

Executive Director, CHAP

Mr. Daniel N. Nills Speaker, MRUYP

Hon. Emma Glassco Mettieh

Director General, NAFAA

Ezekiel Nyanfor,

President, Liberia Youth for Climate Action

Dr. Patrice Savajogo – Forestry Officer,

FAO Regional Office

 

 

Panel V: National theme 2: Reflecting on the urgent need for tackling plastic pollution and promoting circular economy to achieve a healthy environment