Internews Conducts Media Forum

Forum Focus: “Promoting Democracy and Preventing Violence through Dialogue”Internews , an international non-profit organization, has planned a one-day forum aimed at engaging media and civil society in a discussion on the lessons learned from the October 10, 2017 elections, challenges ahead and the way forward for the runoff election. The panelists selected to participate in the forum are, Lami Lighe – officer-in-charge, National Elections Commission; Negbalee Warner – Dean, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Oscar Bloh – coordinator, Election Coordinating Committee (ECC); Lami Kpargoi – officer-in-charge, Liberia Media Center and Gregory Coleman – Inspector General, Liberia National Police. The event, according to the release, will be held in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), NAYMOTE, Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), the Liberia Media Development Initiative (LMDI) and the Liberia Media Center (LMC). Internews is an international media development organization that is implementing the USAID funded Liberia Media Development project which seeks to increase citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussions on important issues, the release states. Internews supported the 2017 electoral process by organizing over 120 legislative debates in 73 electoral districts nationwide.

November 14, 2017 02:15 UTC

CIPS Level 3 Training Underway In Monrovia

The Public Procurement Concessions Commission (PPCC), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), yesterday commenced a five-day professional certification training in public procurement to complete the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) course. According to PPCC executive director Dorbor Jallah, 37 procurement officers from government ministries and agencies as well as partner institutions are attending the training session, which runs from November 13-17. Jallah said although the 37 officers previously attended and completed the CIPS Level 2 introductory course in public procurement, the present training is primarily designed to address the huge capacity deficit in the field of public procurement and prepare Liberia’s public sector procurement personnel to qualify for certificate awards in purchasing and supply from the UK based Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. The participants, he said, are drawn from several public sector institutions and international organizations, including Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), National Elections Commission (NEC), University of Liberia, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and county-based institutions. A career procurement professional from the UNDP’s Project Support Office (PSO) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, will facilitate the training.

November 14, 2017 02:15 UTC