REACH in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, REACH is governed by the Country Representatives of FAO, WHO, UNICEF and WFP. It is hosted by the Strategic Planning Unit of the United Nations Integrated Peace building Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).

A national and an international facilitator contribute to organizational change management, multi-stakeholder coordination and conflict resolution or mediation to complement the technical competencies of the UN agencies and other donors.

Partners

REACH partners' support activities are shaped through a participative process involving a wide range of nutrition stakeholders.

List of partners and type of partnership

Government of Sierra Leone   

  • Ministry of Health and Sanitation
    • Core government partners of REACH in Sierra Leone
    • Members of the operation research governance team
  • MAFFS (Mapping Action for Food Security)
    • Core government partners of REACH in Sierra Leone
    • Members of the operational research governance team
    • Hosts the information sharing platform (including REACH stakeholder data) for food and nutrition security (Mapping Action for Food Security and Nutrition - MAFFSAN)
  • Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affairs:  Members of the technical working group
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology:  Members of the technical working group
  • Ministry of Trade (Bureau of Standards):  Members of the technical working group

Academic

  • Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institution
    • Participated in the REACH operational research
    • Member of the technical working group
  • Njala University
    • Participated in the operational research
    • Member of the technical working group

Donors

  • Irish Aid, US Agency for Iternational Development (USAID): Lead the Nutrition working group in which REACH is a member

NGOs

  • Hellen Keller International, Action contre la faim (ACF): Members of the technical working group

Contacts

International facilitator
  Dr. Joyce N. Njoro (njoro@un.org)

National facilitator
Mr. Foday Sawi Lahai (fodaysawi57@gmail.com)

 

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