Young Liberians Building Peace
This publication compiles lessons learnt from the first Conflict Prevention Leadership Program in Liberia, carried out by FBA and Liberian partners in 2018.
Since 2016, FBA has been assigned to implement parts of the Swedish bilateral development cooperation strategy with Liberia. One of the aims of the 2016-2020 strategy is to contribute to more inclusive national peace and reconciliation processes in Liberia.
With a large part of the Liberian population being young, and an identified lack of meaningful and inclusive participation of young people in such processes – particularly those from outside of the capital region – FBA and Liberian partners decided to develop a capacity-strengthening program for young peace leaders from all counties in Liberia. The program focused on conflict prevention, dialogue and peace leadership, and was named the Conflict Prevention Leadership Program.