LRDN is a research and development institution dedicated to advancing, applying and facilitating high standards of social and natural science research

— Target Liberians youth

The Liberia Research and Development Networks (LRDN) says it will launch a youth journal in the coming months.

LRDN is a research and development institution dedicated to advancing, applying, and facilitating high standards of social and natural science research.

The Journal, according to LRDN, will focus on Youths aspiring to share their perspectives on issues affecting them as well as selected topics on broad areas of corruption, accountability, youth development, and education among others.  

Its intent is to develop and strengthen the research capacity of Liberian students in the wake of a noticeable feeble research practice among students at various institutions of higher learning (both undergraduate and graduate).

“Research information and scientific knowledge make crucial contributions to meeting the challenges faced by many developing countries, ” added LRDN Director for Communication and Publication P. Samuel Goweh. ” As a result, students who endeavor in the field have little or no means of publication; therefore, the institution is encouraging collaborations from universities and other institutions of learning and research.”

“Investment in research can drive economic growth, increase human capital, lead to the development of pro-poor products and technologies, and provide evidence to inform policymakers and lead to international best practice,” Mr. Goweh said.

The first edition of the youth journal this year emerges from the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) under the general topic: Inclusive and Equitable Education for all; Liberia Under the Spotlight.

The institution is, meanwhile, seeking corporate sponsorships and thanked LAP Sportswear, Lelai Enterprises, Expert Venture, Toya Pawn Shop, and Patience Barway Group of Companies for their initial contributions towards the initiative.

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