A week long training session to prepare the national team with the knowledge and skill require for driving Liberia’s next visioning process for long term economic growth and development is expected to open at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex Feb. 28.
The training session runs from Monday, February 28 to 4 March, 2011. According to a statement issued here by MPEA (Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs), it said the vision, named “Liberia Rising 2030” seeks to make Liberia a middle income country by 2030.
The exercise is being spearheaded by Planning and Governance Commission but facilitated by African Futures Institute which has a proven track record in supporting African countries in carrying out long term studies.
The released stated that about 125 participants drawn from all sectors of the Liberian society including, students, youths, disabled, civil society organizations, government ministries and agencies, universities and college amongst others will attend the session.
The deliberations and engagements surrounding the workshop will focus on the Liberia Rising 2030 process. Emphasis will be highly placed on the background and rational of visioning, the creation of a practical framework for the implementation of Liberia Rising 2030.
The training program will be composed of five modules and devoted to a presentation of future studies, philosophy and methodology and their relationship with strategic planning. This will provide the participants the general framework in which their work will be carried out.
The government is undertaking a National Visioning Exercise to lay out a set of program for building reconciliation and unity in Liberia and to inscribe the medium term growth strategies in a long term strategic framework.
“Liberia Rising 2030” sets out an ambitious program to move Liberia and all of its population to a desirable future by 2030.