Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI)





Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI)

Founded in Liberia in 2004, FCI works with women’s groups in rural forest communities in three counties to help them gain a voice in how natural resources in their communities are managed. While women are the primary individual users of forest products in Liberia (for example, they collect and sell firewood to earn an income), they are largely absent from discussions and decision-making processes that are taking place in their communities and in the natural resources sector.


Increasing Women's Participation in the Forestry Sector

Purpose: To increase women's engagement in the forestry sector by organizing a series of events on Liberia's community rights law, which includes provisions recognizing women as stakeholders in the management and governance of the forestry sector.

Project Grant Amount $25,000
Total Grants Received $72,400
Years Supported 3
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Youth, Women