BRIEF PROFILE OF HON. LARRY P. YOUNQUOI

l. BIO-DATA

 

Name: Hon. Larry P. Younquoi

Place of Birth: Gipo Township, Nimba County, Republic of Liberia

Marital status: Married; blessed with two children (girls)

Religious Affiliation: Christian

 

ll. EDUCATION

 

1988: Master of Arts Degree; University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana: Specialized in Population Studies with emphasis on Population & Development Interrelationship

 

1986: Bachelor of Science Degree (Economics with minor in Demography); University of Liberia

 

1980: High School Diploma/Certificate from St Mary’s High School, Sanniquellie, Nimba County, RL

 

Others: Hold numerous certificates in various disciplines through short term courses and seminars.

 

lll. WORKING EXPERIENCE

 

3.1 Legislative Experience

 

From 2012 to date, I have been serving as member of the House of Representatives representing District # 8, Nimba County, and Republic of Liberia

 

During 2012-2014, I served as Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Planning & Economic Affairs; member of the House Standing Committee on Banking and Currency and Good Governance and Government Reform. After admitting Liberia into the Africa Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development in 2013, I have served as Interim Chairman of the Liberian Parliamentary Forum for Population and Development. This Portfolio has enabled me to lead Liberian Legislative Delegations to several International gatherings.

 

From 2018 to present, I am serving as Chairman of the Committee on Good Governance and Government Reform. I am also a member of the committee on Hydro carbon; Head of delegation to the Africa Parliamentary Union and a member of the Executive Committee of the Africa Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development representing Anglophone West Africa.

 

3.2 Other Experiences

 

2000-2011: I held numerous positions at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affair, especially at the Secretariat of the National Population Commission; during my time with the Executive Branch of our Government. A few examples below would suffice:

 

2010-2011: Senior Economist and Coordinator of the Population Policy Coordination Unit (PPCU), the secretariat of the commission

 

2007-2019: Director of PPCU

 

2006-2008: Senior Research office of PPCU

While at the Planning Ministry, I led a team of Liberian Demographers that prepared the retrospective Analysis of Liberia Demography as part of the source documents for the Vision 2030 exercise carried out by the government at the time.

 

1988-1990: Assistant Evaluation Officer, Family Planning Association of Liberia, now Planned Parenthood Association Liberia. I also served as National Supply Officer for said organization in 1998 before taking up an assignment with the United Nations Volunteer (UN) In Eritrea as a Demographer

 

1991-1992: National Research Specialist; MSF- Belgium; Ganta, Nimba County during the height of the civil war. My work enabled partners to identify critical needy areas of intervention. This was done through a Nutritional Survey which was supervised by me.

 

1992: County Coordinator, Liberians United to serve Humanity (LUSH); Ganta, Nimba County. I used this position to attract humanitarian assistance to the County.

 

1993-1995: Served LUSH at the Central office in Gbarnga in the Capacities of Deputy Warehouse Manager, Data processing officer, and planning & Monitoring Officer. During this period, I also provided consultancies to numerous humanitarian and non- governmental organizations, including the Zao Development Council (ZADC), National YWCA; Christian Association of the Blind (CAB); Lutheran World Service (LWS), etc.

 

IV. Professional Work & Academia

 

4.1 Professional Work

 

 2010- Present: Vice President; Population Association of Liberia (PAL). This is a body of professionals comprising Liberian Demographers and Statisticians aimed at promoting the population discipline in the County.

 

2008-2009: Secretary –General; Population Association of Liberia (PAL).

 

4.2 Academia

 

2001-2005: Instructor at the Department of Integrated Rural Development at the Cuttington University, Bong County. I also lectured Economics at the AME University on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia (2004). I am currently serving as a Member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of Liberia where I chair the Committee on Faculty welfare. I am also a member of the Nimba County Community College. On both Boards, I am representing the House of Representatives in line with the statute creating the two Institutions.

 

V. Political Experience

 

1997: Election Magistrate for Nimba County;

 

2005: National Chairman of the liberty Party; Monrovia, Liberia

 

IV. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1999: UNV Demographer, Eritrea, East Africa; I served the Country as a UN Specialist on a project aimed at reconstructing it following its protracted war with Ethiopia.

 

1999: UNV District Electoral Officer; East Timor, Asia, during referendum that led to the independence of East Timor from Indonesia.

 

VI. TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

 

I have travelled to more than ten (10) Countries in Africa, including Rwanda, Guinea. Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ethiopia. Eritrea, Kenya and Djibouti. I have also visited the continents of Europe (Sweden, France, Switzerland); Australia and Asia (Indonesia, East Timore, India and China), and the United States of America as well as Canada.

 

The following are a few of the activities in which I have participated in:

 

No

Name of Events

Organizer

Host City/Country

Date

1

Training in Census Analysis

UNFPA

Dakar, Accra

2008

2

Study Tour of the Population Policy Coordination Unit (PPCU)

UNFPA-Liberia & Government of Liberia

Nairobi, Kenya

2008

3

Project on Improving the Compilation and Dissemination of National development-kick-off meeting

United Nations (UNSD/DFID

 

 

 

 

Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

 

Oct. 18-20, 2010

4

FOCAC the 4th Conference of African and Chinese Entrepreneurs

China-Africa Forum

Beijing-2012

Nov. 8-Dec. 8, 2012

5

 African Union Meeting on the Implementation of the ICPD

 

Addis Ababa

2013

6

The Sixth International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI)

IPCI,ICPD

Stockholm

April 23-25, 2014

7

Africa Parliamentary Forum & Development(FPA) Capacity Seminar

IPPF Africa Region

Nairobi, Kenya

Dec. 14-15, 2015

8

General Assembly Africa

Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

FPA; UNFPA; IPPF

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

March 7-9, 2016

9

General Assembly of the FPA

FPA,UNFPA,IPPF

Dakar, Senegal

Nov. 22-24, 2016

10

FPA Elections

 

Senegal

April 2016

11

Enhancing the Role of Parliamentarians in the interlink age between Population issue and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development part-III

Japan Govt., UNFPA, IPPF, APDA

New Delhi, India

Sept. 13-15, 2017

12

Parliamentarians as the Fourth Pillar for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: Population, Food, Security, and SHR

Japan Govt, UNFPA, IPPF, APDA

Accra, Ghana

Oct. 8-10, 2018

13

International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD program of Action

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Ottawa, Canada

Oct. 22-23, 2018

14

International Conference of Parliamentary Networks on Population and Development

EPF & FPA

Geneva, Swaziland

June 18-19 2018

15

CSW Conference

United Nations

New York, USA

March 11-22, 2019

16

African and Asian Parliamentary meeting on Population & Development for ICPD + 25

IPPF,ICPD+25, TPADP, APDA

Dar es Salam, Tanzania

August 5-8, 2019

17

MP Forum on Health, Rights & Development; A side event of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25

GPA,EPF,WHO and UNFPA

Nairobi, Kenya

Dec. 12-14, 2019

18

Interactive Dialogue for Parliamentarians on understanding the politics around sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHS)

Women Deliver, UNFPA, Bill Gates Foundation, WHO

Vancouver, Canada

June 3-6, 2019

19

Formation of the Global Partnership for Health, Rights and Development

EPF,FPA, UNFPA

Vancouver, Canada

June 3-6, 2019

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII. Advocacy

 

 

Since my ascendency to the Legislature, I have advocated for a number of issues:

 

1.   Change of management at the Cocopa Rubber Plantation which led to the arrival of the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI) after it was observed that the former investor (LIBCO) was no longer responsive to the needs of the workers and the government.

 

2.    Respect for gender equality and women empowerment. This has led to me being regarded as a champion for women empowerment or He for She at the Legislatures.

 

3.    My respect for maintaining legislative integrity has led to the organization of the independence Legislative caucus (ILC) along with other like – minded Lawmakers. I am currently serving as its chairman.

 

VIII. Hobby

 

I am currently cultivating more than 200 Acres of Land in Rubber, Oil palm, Cocoa and Rice as well as Live stocks, as well as fisheries, in my home town of Gipo Township. This gives some form of employment to a number of people in the immediate environment. 

 

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