The Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia, representing the Government of Sweden, has signed an agreement with UNDP to contribute 40,000,000 Swedish Kronor (approximately USD4.8 million) to the Liberia Electoral Support Project for the period from 1 August, 2021, to 31 December, 2024.
The signing ceremony took place on 30 July, 2021, in Monrovia.
According to release from the National Elections Commission, the funding will support UNDP Liberia’s work to develop the capacity of accountable, just, and peaceful institutions that support democratic and electoral processes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
Those in attendance at the signing ceremony were acting UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Violet Baffour, UNDP Inclusive Governance Team Leader James Monibah, UNDP LESP Chief Technical Advisor Lenka Homolkova, Embassy of Sweden First Secretary/Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance Arto Immonen, Swedish Ambassador to Liberia H.E. Ingrid Wetterqvist.