Liberia, West Africa

With a team of international technical experts, John helped draft the legality assurance system as part of the the Liberian Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union. The objective of this project, as part of the Forestry Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative, is to put in place the procedures and traceability system to demonstrate that all logs exported are legally sourced. John’s focus within this project was to establish legal procedures for issuing of concessions, wildlife management, rare and endangered species and chain of custody. This project included time in Monrovia consulting with Liberian Forestry Development Agency staff, representatives of civil society organizations and technical forestry organizations in Liberia.