Citizens participation is critical in natural resources governance
CENTAL loves to engage extractive resource communities and has worked assiduously to ensure improved livelihood for communities. CENTAL officers and iClub volunteers have shared with communities useful information related to concession contracts and the obligations of the government and companies. The more communities, companies and the government cooperate and collaborate, the better it is for increasing community participation and access to information. CENTAL has been an enabler in this interaction – on many occasions bringing these groups together. Interactive discussions with communities and county officials to ensure effective use of the County Social Development Funds and development outcomes are key to the reversal of the resource curse in Liberia.