What we do

SESDev works to create space for rural communities’ voices, especially the marginalised, to be heard in decision making processes in addition to building capacity and supporting community representative structures to enable their sustained engagement with multinational corporations whose operations pose threats to communities’ environment, livelihoods, and survival.

SESDev also works with rural communities that are directly impacted by resource extraction and other land based investments (including logging, mining and palm oil plantation development) to research and monitor the impacts of such extractions/investments on human rights and environment and use these as grassroot evidences to campaign locally and internationally (with partners).

SESDev also creates awareness among communities on land use and ownership legislation; supporting communities to self-identify, supporting communities to conduct participatory mapping of their land and resources; providing support to communities on land management and governance, piloting community livelihood projects in communities impacted by palm oil plantations, provision of technical and legal support to customary land owners, and producing and disseminate user friendly materials community specific audiences on land use and ownership legislation as well as on land management and ownership; all in the South eastern Liberia particularly Sinoe, Maryland and Grand Kru counties.

Our Programs

Community Rights and Land Advocacy

Community-Based Natural Resources Management

Forest Enterprises Development

Our Strategies

  • Community mobilization and empowerment
  • Education and awareness raising
  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Monitoring
  • Campaigning