Liberia Summer Institute
May 26-June 20, 2014
Liberia Summer Institute
Monrovia 2014
 “Gender & Leadership in Post-Conflict
Environments”
 Dates: May 26 – June 6

 “...
Instructors
• Course 1: Dr. Tanya Garnett-Murcy
• Course 2: Dr. Dauphine Sloan
Introducing:
Monrovia, Liberia
Course 1: Gender & Leadership in PostConflict Environments
 Introduction to post-conflict
environments and challenges tha...
Gender & Leadership
Field Research
 Students will carry out a gender analysis on an
aspect of post-conflict reconstructio...
Course 2: Sustainable Tourism
and Development
• Economic growth, job
creation, foreign currency earner +
sustainable human...
Course 2: Sustainable Tourism
and Development
• Examine Liberia’s
political, economic, and social
challenges
• Define sust...
Sustainable Tourism
Field Research
 Identify a development problem relevant to
sustainable tourism in Liberia
 Carry out...
Local Partners/Internships
 University of Liberia
 Ministry of Gender and Development
 Ministry of Commerce and Industr...
Field Trips
Kpatawee Waterfals

Lake Piso

Mount Nimba

Robertsport
Sapo National Park
• Located in South Eastern Liberia
• Part of the Upper Guinean Forest
Ecosystem
• 2nd largest area of p...
Course Logistics
 Teaching:
 Courses will be held at the
University of Liberia, Capitol
Hill and Fendell Campuses
 Gene...
Questions?
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Monrovia, LIBERIA: Gender & Leadership in Post-Conflict Environments
May 26 - June 6, 2014
Instructor: Tanya Garnett-Murcy
After fourteen years of violent conflict that ended in 2004, Liberia is rebuilding in an effort to increase the living standards of citizens whilst encouraging confidence in the country’s future. Maintaining peace through a dynamic post-conflict reconstruction process is an area of study where development can have tremendous impact. The transition to peace, reconciliation and rebuilding pose several challenges for countries recovering from years and sometimes decades of violent conflict. Regaining economic strength, decreasing unemployment levels, increasing literacy, improving public services, and restoring infrastructure are all necessary for the fight against poverty.

- See more at: http://payson.tulane.edu/summerinst/gender-leadership-post-conflict-environments

Monrovia, LIBERIA: Sustainable Tourism & Development
June 9 - 20, 2014
Instructor: Dauphine Sloan
Tourism has long been hailed as a sound source of economic growth, job creation, and foreign currency earner for developing countries. Tourism and travel, including related supply chains, contribute around 13% of GDP and close to 12% of national employment, in Kenya and Tanzania[1], the superstars of African safaris. In West Africa, more recent tourist destinations such as Ghana and Sierra Leone generate more modest results but still succeed in delivering about half as much in production and jobs as these East African tourism powerhouses. Nearby, on the West African coast, with its attractive surf and lagoons at Robertsport and Piso Lake in the shade of Grand Cape Mount, its rain forest and wildlife in Sapo National Park, Liberia’s nascent tourism industry could in turn provide a way to diversify and enrich the country’s economy, while striving to make it humanly and environmentally sustainable. - See more at: http://payson.tulane.edu/summerinst/sustainable-tourism-and-development

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Tulane University Payson Center for International Development 2014 Liberia Global Development Summer Institute

  1. 1. Liberia Summer Institute May 26-June 20, 2014
  2. 2. Liberia Summer Institute Monrovia 2014  “Gender & Leadership in Post-Conflict Environments”  Dates: May 26 – June 6  “Sustainable Tourism and Development”  Dates: June 9 – June 20
  3. 3. Instructors • Course 1: Dr. Tanya Garnett-Murcy • Course 2: Dr. Dauphine Sloan
  4. 4. Introducing: Monrovia, Liberia
  5. 5. Course 1: Gender & Leadership in PostConflict Environments  Introduction to post-conflict environments and challenges that reconstruction governments face in rebuilding  Focus on gender and leadership with Liberia’s current female-led government as a pertinent example  Guest lecturers from government, civil society and business. Plus field trips to key areas of rebuilding efforts
  6. 6. Gender & Leadership Field Research  Students will carry out a gender analysis on an aspect of post-conflict reconstruction to demonstrate how gender roles impact development  Using results from the analysis, students will draft a policy document making recommendations for mainstreaming gender in the rebuilding process
  7. 7. Course 2: Sustainable Tourism and Development • Economic growth, job creation, foreign currency earner + sustainable human development? • Introduction to applied field and operations research & management in the African context • Focus on Sustainable Development from an eco- and edu-tourism perspective • Use burgeoning Liberian tourist sector as case study http://travelfoodguru.wordpress.com
  8. 8. Course 2: Sustainable Tourism and Development • Examine Liberia’s political, economic, and social challenges • Define sustainable tourism: how can it be a tool of development? • Fieldtrips to UN, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and businesses working toward sustainable development • Visits to eco-tourism sites such as Kpatawee Waterfalls, Roberstport and Sapo National Park
  9. 9. Sustainable Tourism Field Research  Identify a development problem relevant to sustainable tourism in Liberia  Carry out a case study and needs assessment  Collect and analyze data  Propose a development strategy and implementation structure using the conceptual framework approach
  10. 10. Local Partners/Internships  University of Liberia  Ministry of Gender and Development  Ministry of Commerce and Industry  Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences  John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital  The James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute  Local Civil Society Organizations  Hibiscus Eco Resort
  11. 11. Field Trips Kpatawee Waterfals Lake Piso Mount Nimba Robertsport
  12. 12. Sapo National Park • Located in South Eastern Liberia • Part of the Upper Guinean Forest Ecosystem • 2nd largest area of primary rainforest in West Africa
  13. 13. Course Logistics  Teaching:  Courses will be held at the University of Liberia, Capitol Hill and Fendell Campuses  Generally, lectures and guest speakers in the morning and fieldtrips in the afternoon or all day  Housing: University of Liberia  Shared rooms (2 students per room)  Breakfast, lunch and coffee break will be provided http://krystaloceanview.com/ http://bellacasaliberia.com/index.html
  14. 14. Questions?

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