West Africa Initiative Case Study Report

18 Jun 2018


This West Africa Initiative of Liberia  case study is one in a growing series that details the work of Equator Prize winners – vetted and peer-reviewed best practices in community-based environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods.


  • Liberia harbors significant biodiversity, including over 2,000 flowering plant (225 of which are timber), 600 bird, 150 mammals and 75 reptiles species
  • The improved bee-keeping practices promoted by WAIOL have helped to rejuvenate and protect the wild bee population.
  • Women in particular have benefitted from WAIOL’s activities, outnumbering men in their participation in the initiative.
  • The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

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