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Listen Here: http://www.mixcloud.com/sdiliberia/arcelor-mittal-the-steel-giant-in-lib... This show will explore community relations in the the Arcelor Mittal (AML) operating area in Nimba County. AML has been...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2014 (Monrovia, Liberia) – The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) today released a report on the relationship between China Union, a major investor in the iron ore sector in...
Watch our film on one Liberian communities' epic struggle against UK palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil. Sign the petition: Stand with the Jogbahn Clan to protect their land!
On March 5th the Jogbahn Clan, from Grand Bassa County in Liberia, celebrated a major step forward in the struggle to save their land from encroachment by British palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil PLC (EPO)....
ABUJA (NIGERIA) / MONROVIA (LIBERIA), 6 May 2014 – On the opening day of a 6-8 May conference in Abuja aimed at attracting private sector agricultural investment in Africa [1], Friends of the Earth International...
Across Africa, corporations are grabbing community land and water - and nowhere more than in Liberia, where half the country has already been allocated to foreign investors. But one community has shown it's...
  Silas Kpanan'Ayoung Siakor, founder of SDI, reflects on Liberia's successes and challenges in natural resources governance with fellow Liberian, SOAS Ph.D. student Robtel Neajai Pailey for this Governance in...
UK–based company Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) is accused of involvement in the arbitrary arrest and assault of Liberian community members who claim that they were resisting EPO's efforts to take their land....
Since the 2012 moratorium on and subsequent cancellation of Private Use Permits (PUPs) in the last quarter of 2013, there has been an alarming rise in the number of applications for Community Forestry Management...
The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) congratulates the President on her bold step recognising and respecting communities’ customary ownership of their land and their rights to say yes or no to palm oil...
  Listen to Development Talk. The proposed Land Rights Policy in Liberia represents a shift towards respecting customary rights of communities. However it is still fraught with many challenges. Even with...
Listen to SDI Radio. This edition of Development Talk features a 30 minute interview with the founder of the Sustainable Development Institute discussing accountability, natural resources in Liberia and the ten...
Listen to the latest installment of our Radio Program Development Talk. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stated that some NGOs have acted as "Super-national Bodies" that are undermining the sovereignty of the State...
A number of weeks ago, there was a mass demonstration at the China Union concession by members of the Bong Mines community, as well as students from the area attending university in Monrovia. The demonstration...
Development Talk is the Sustainable Development Institute’s new radio program that aims to provide a platform for debate on development issues confronting Liberia and Liberians. Focusing on how decisions are made...