Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)





Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)

Founded in 2002, SDI is currently leading the debate about community rights to natural resources in Liberia and works to strengthen implementation of land laws so that forest communities can achieve their rights. While forest-dwelling communities have gained legal recognition of their right to participate in the management of forests and to earn a percent of all revenue from commercial logging on their land, corporations and the government haven’t complied with these laws, and communities have yet to truly benefit.


Protecting Customary Land through Strategic Advocacy

Purpose: To enhance accountability and transparency in the land and forestry sectors through strategic communication, research and documentation.

Project Grant Amount $65,000
Total Grants Received $85,000
Years Supported 2
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Farmers and fisherfolk, Men, Women, Youth