Waking the Giant Liberia raises awareness on all 17 SDGs among Church communities and studies the Churches' contributions in particular to Goals 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). The initiative:

    • Engages with Churches and local community members
    • Holds stakeholder consultations at the national level
    • Conducts surveys to determine the baseline of Churches' contributions to the SDGs
    • Mobilizes Churches for strengthening their involvement with implementing specific SDGs
    • Builds the capacity of churches and related actors for monitoring Government/country achievements towards SDGs.

    Waking the Giant emphasizes strong complementarity with the Government of Liberia, United Nations Partners and ECOWAS in contributing towards the achievement of the UN Agenda 2030.



    In Liberia, Waking the Giant is hosted by Liberia Council of Churches. Bread for the World is the main funding partner. Church communities participating in the initiative in Liberia include:

    • Liberia Council of Churches
    • Lutheran Church in Liberia
    • Apostolic Pentecostal Churches International
    • United Methodist Church in Liberia
    • Episcopal Church
    • Presbyterian Church in Liberia
    • Catholic Church
    • Liberia Baptist and Educational Convention
    • Liberia Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program
    • National Christian Council of Liberia
    • Liberia Full Gospel Ministers and Charismatic Churches