We strive to make Liberia and the World a Better Place For All of Us
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The LIPID, or Institute for short, is an independent, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization. It was established because a research study conducted two years ago examined the underlying causes of socioeconomic and political conflict and poverty in Liberia. The study revealed that Liberia is at risk of future civil unrest and requires significant political, economic, social, and financial changes to ensure its survival in the coming decades. To achieve this, every citizen must become a responsible, positive, and active participant in political, economic, and social decision-making processes. Effective democratic governance cannot be a spectator sport, and only by active participation can our interests be protected.
Our Vision, Passion, Purpose, and Mission
We aim to unite exceptional individuals deeply committed to promoting socioeconomic and political justice and making positive changes in their communities as influential leaders. We aim to equip them with the necessary skills and resources to work collaboratively rather than in isolation. Through research and analysis, we identify key factors that undermine Liberia’s democracy, stability, and economic prosperity. Additionally, we are committed to providing and advocating for sustainable solutions to these challenges.
What We Do
Support a Democratically Stable Liberia
Bring together stakeholders who have a vested interest in a democratically stable Liberia. Democratic stability includes but is not limited to free and fair elections, freedom of the press, equal opportunity, protection of minority rights, protection of human rights, and equal justice for all under the statute and law.
Promote Democratic Practice
Promote democratic practice and engagement through civic education, training, workshop, and conference. Civic education may cover the rights and duties of citizens to each other and members of a legislative body and the government. It may also extend to obeying the country’s laws, paying the taxes levied by the government, serving on a jury or as a witness in court, registering to vote and voting, and serving in armed forces.
Support Peaceful Initiatives
Support peaceful initiatives through mutual collaboration and dialogue
Gather information, through research, on democratic and economic progress that may help LIPD measure democratic progress in Liberia.
Support Free and Fair Elections
Support free and fair elections and democratic engagement and dialogue among political parties as well as political aspirants. Support includes but is not limited to providing an all-in-one platform or echo chamber where information about political parties and aspiring politicians can be available.
Galvanize Support for Good Governance
Galvanize support for good governance and economic development and discourage, through dialogues, and against any attempt to disrupt Liberia’s democratic process and practice. Disruptions may include but are not limited to electoral fraud, corruption, political saboteurs, and upheavals.
Protect Women and Marginalized groups
Work to impact the implementation or creation of policies that promote equality of women, minority, and marginalized groups.
With Your Help, We are Making The World a Better Place
“The ingredients of democracy include free and fair elections, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. While Democracy is taking root in Africa, the promise of full-fledge Democracy is receding; African governments are bent on putting journalists behind bars and cracking down on civil society, thus making Democracy in name only and not in substance” President Obama to the African Union.
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Leadership Training Team
The Leadership Training Team (LTT) trains and motivates members on the fundamentals of leadership, empowers them to overcome weaknesses, increases their strengths, and invites them to join over 100,000 members from across the country looking to better themselves by becoming stronger leaders.