A three-man delegation from the European Union (EU) led by Yannis Tzartas, Head of Section and Education; and accompanied by Giorgio Kirchmayr, Program Manager for Infrastructures and Gerald Fuller, Project Officer for Infrastructures, were warmly welcomed by beneficiaries of the EU funded Light Up Liberia (LUL) program in Gbarpolu County on Wednesday July 17, 2019. Read More here.

Lonestar Cell MTN customers struggling to electrify their homes in seven counties (Montserrado, Bong, Gbarpolu, Lofa, Sinoe, Margibi and Nimba) can now enjoy reliable and affordable solar electricity thanks to the efforts of the European Union-funded Light Up Liberia Program being implemented by Mercy Corps. Read More here.

The Ministry of Health in partnership with We Care Solar has ended a one-day symposium aimed at sensitizing health workers on the importance of ensuring that expected mothers bring forth their babies in a lighted room. This is under a program called ‘Light Every Birth Initiative.’ Read More here.

Trees and forests are key to fighting climate change and poverty. So are women, we appear to be losing the battle, if not the war, against tropical deforestation, and missing a key opportunity to tackle climate change (if tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank 3rd in emissions) and reduce poverty. A key question, then, is what can forest sector investors, governments and other actors do differently to reverse these alarming trends? Read More here.