Social Agreement Negotiations Guide, Liberia

The Social Agreement Negotiations Guide was launched by ClientEarth, HPA, Accord and NUCFDC.

Under the law, timber companies must pay land rent to forest communities (Community Forest Development Committees (CFDC)) by entering into social agreements. These agreements are intended to ensure affected communities benefit from forest resources, but communities often left feeling short changed.

This guide is a tool for communities who are entitled to a share of the benefits from timber operations in Liberia. The guide will empower communities in their negotiations and reduce the chances of any following conflict. It will also help people improve their legal skills and confidence and connect forests, people and the law.

The guide includes practical tips for this type of contract negotiation and the main legal texts communities will need when entering into a social agreement with a timber company. It also contains an official template for social agreements and suggested standard terms and conditions which can act as a starting point for discussion.

Size 3 MB
Published May 4, 2017
Found in Forest GovernanceForestsLiberia