The overarching goal of USAID’s Liberia PROSPER program is to: introduce, operationalize, and refine appropriate models for community management of forest resources for local self-governance and enterprise development in target areas. PROSPER intends to achieve this through the following objectives:
- Objective 1: Expanded educational and institutional capacity to improve environmental awareness, NRM, biodiversity conservation, and environmental compliance
- Objective 2: Improved community-based forest management leading to more sustainable practices and reduced threats to biodiversity in target areas
- Objective 3: Enhanced community based livelihoods derived from sustainable forest-based and agriculture-based enterprises in target areas
A gender assessment, detailed below, was designed for the PROSPER program by PROSPER partner, Development and Training Services, Inc. The purpose of this gender assessment is to effectively integrate gender into programming. In the gender assessment, strategies are identified at the program, objective, and activities levels to support gender integration and the equitable distribution of program benefits.