Here at Youth Crime Watch Liberia, we believe not only in taking action and a grassroots participatory approach to development but we also believe in building synergies for change. It is for this reason we are members of Liberia’s Early Warning Early Response group, a combination of over 15 active organizations and a large network of reporters that work to provide relevant data concerning incidents throughout Liberia.
Under the Early Warning Early Response Working Group (EWER), we help foster collaboration between early warning actors in Liberia and member organizations working on issues of conflict, early warning, and prevention, while effective supporting the work of peace committees in various communities.
The mission of the Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) Working Group is to foster collaboration among early warning actors in Liberia.
The goal of the Working Group is to work collaboratively for the early detection of issues that could lead to the escalation of violence by identifying and addressing possible causes of conflict, advancing recommendations to mitigate probable violent conflict situations, and provide a baseline for conflict trend analysis.
The objectives of the EWER Working Group are as follows:
To work towards the standardization of indicators and other tools used for data
To engage in credible forecasting based on in-depth analysis of high-risk issues.
To share information that develops and strengthens early response capacity for all
organizations and institutions.
To effectively link with response actors and engage in first-stage early response
activities, such as third party intervention, additional inquiry/fact-finding, and a creation
of space for conflict transformation processes.
To provide expert technical support to member organizations including mobilizing
resources for critical EWER work in Liberia.