Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) Work Plan: Year 2

The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems, ready to implement comprehensive reforms to improve equitable access to land and security of tenure, so as to facilitate inclusive sustained growth and development, ensure peace and security, and provide sustainable management of the environment. Tetra Tech and partners Landesa, Namati, CDR Associates (CDR), Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), and Parley form a collaborative team providing technical and organizational assistance to the Government of Liberia (GOL), civil society, and communities in their land rights reform process.

The year two project work plan presented here summarizes proposed project activities to meet the objectives of the four project components: Component 1: Strengthen policy, legal, and regulatory framework for land governance; Component 2: Improve human and institutional capacity for land governance; Component 3: Conduct action research supporting land rights policy; and Component 4: Strengthen civil society, private sector, and citizen engagement in land governance. As gender is a cross-cutting issue, all project activities will implement a gender responsive approach.

The year two project efforts focus on two broad fronts: the establishment and operationalization of the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) and the continuation of a program of action research to lead to the development of a methodology for the implementation of the provisions of the Land Rights Policy pertaining to customary land. The first, engagement with the LLA, will focus on the operationalization of the LLA and assistance to the Transition Committee in its work to integrate government functions, staff, records, and facilities into the LLA. Further assistance to the LLA will focus on the preservation of the Department of Land, Surveys and Cartography files and records, the introduction of a spatial data infrastructure and implementation of spatial data standards for the land information system. The second, a continuation of the action research, will address the development, field testing, and revision of processes for customary land rights implementation.

In addition to the two broad project areas LGSA will help strengthen civil society, private sector, and citizen engagement in land governance.