LET US WORK HARD TO LEAVE A LEGACY BEHIND
… Non-State Actors boss urge civil society activists
The Coordinator of the Non-State Actors in Sierra Leone, Mr Sidi Bah, has formally launched the project titled: Initiative to Build Social Movements in Sierra Leone at the Archbishop Brosnaham Memorial Hall, Howe Street in Freetown on Tuesday 12 March 2013. The National Coordinator of Campaign for Good Governance, Ms Valnora Edwin, chaired the occasion.
(l-r) Sidi Bah, Valnora Edwin and Abu Brima
Funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the project is implemented by the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD).
The Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) was formed in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, in February 1988 and they established a relationship with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&D) the following year. This relationship has blossomed into a reliably dependable partnership that has ably animated the growth and respectability of NMJD over the years here in Sierra Leone and abroad. The architect of this partnership is a man called Trevor Cook.
Trevor (4th from left) poses with some members of NMJD staff in front of their Freetown office
Trevor, as he is fondly called within the NMJD family, is the Africa Program Officer of D&P. As Africa Program Officer, Trevor has a direct responsibility for Sierra Leone. He joined the employ of D&P in 1988 and he made his first overseas trip that brought him to Sierra Leone the following year. Trevor has retired from D&P and his retirement will take effect from the second week of July 2012. Coincidentally, Trevor was also destined to make his last overseas trip under the employ of D&P in Sierra Leone.
The Executive Director
Mr. Abu Brima