Speaking at the signing ceremony recently, the Executive Director of the Peace Building Office, Mr. Edward Mulbah, urged the grantees to use the fund to enhance peace and security through public awareness, training and other programs that would help to sustain peace in their various communities.
Mr. Mulbah commended the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for its continuous assistance to the sustenance of peace and democracy in Liberia.
According to Mr. Mulbah, the grant is intended to strengthen non-violent resolution capacity of peace structures for conflict resolution.
He challenged the CSOs to make maximum use of the grants in reaching the goals and objectives outlined in the proposal so as to achieve the overall change envisaged by national government.
For his part, Internal Affairs Minister, Dr. Henrique Tokpah said the grant is a further manifestation of government’s commitment to sustain the peace in the wake of UNMIL’s departure.
He expressed the hope that the grant will go a long way in strengthening non-violent environment in Liberia.
Speaking on behalf of the grantees, the Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), Roosevelt Woods, thanked the Peace Building Office for the grant and promised that it would be used for the intended purpose.
Organizations benefiting from the grant include Platform for Dialogue and Peace, Center for Security Study, Youth Crime Watch, National Coalition Civil Society of Liberia, among others.