Welcome to the Liberia NGO Directory. This is the online website where you can find NGOs/CBOs/CSOs in Liberia by sector or region. Click the read more link function to get further information about any of the NGOs you are interested in. You can add an organization to the database, by downloading the submission form and guidelines by clicking here. For more information about the website, Contact Us.
This directory/database was initiated by the Dataware Solutions in July 2017 to serve the entire NGO community in Liberia as well as partners in government, the private sector, researchers, journalists and international development partners.
As a practical tool to enhance knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector, the directory also serves to increase NGO transparency through disclosure of detailed, credible information on the activities and funding of listed organizations. It is a ‘living’ directory, which will be extended and updated as often as resources allow.
This is an open-access platform, where NGOs may post whatever they wish, or a listing with strict editorial control. All NGOs operating lawfully in Liberia are entitled—and encouraged—to write and submit their own short profiles; but they must agree to disclose the basic details that appear at the end of each entry. The site managers make every effort to ensure the reliability of the entries, but the NGOs are themselves the authors of this information and ultimately accountable for its accuracy.
All creatures great and small:
This initiative respects the breadth and diversity of Liberia's NGO sector. The sector includes big, well-known organizations that have several offices across the country, employ dozens of staff and, in some cases, are members of international NGO networks. But it also includes many community-based groups that work entirely on voluntary effort. Some groups specialize in research and advocacy, aiming to inform and influence public policy makers, whilst others are geared almost entirely to practical action and service for specific constituencies. Yet others hope to combine these activities. Some groups are religious and faith-based, while others are entirely secular. Some set out to help others; some are mainly self-help in nature.
The directory makes no judgments about which are the ‘best’ kinds of organization or approach. Rather, it simply aims to represent the sector faithfully. Arguably, it is the very diversity of the NGO sector that makes it so important; just as the diversity of a tropical rain forest gives it enormous, ecological value.
However, small NGOs, especially those based in rural areas, typically find it hard both to access information and to make their existence and work known beyond their immediate communities. For this reason, and recognizing the important net contribution of small organizations, Dataware began this project by reaching out to small, rural-based groups.
Regional ‘workshops’ will be held in western, central, northern and south-eastern Liberia, where scores of local NGOs will be expected to come together to share ideas and experience and to write their profiles for the directory. Similar efforts will continue, as far as resources allow, to ensure the visibility of the grass roots.
NOTE*: Some NGOs may not be on this list or may have changed their address. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to add an NGO or submit a change of address.
- HCP Liberia