Sierra Leone



David Lord

David Lord is a former co-director of Conciliation Resources and was manager of CR's West Africa programme from 1995 to 1999.

David Lord is a former co-director of Conciliation Resources and was manager of CR's West Africa programme from 1995 to 1999.

Dennis Bright

Dennis Bright is country director of the 'Institut Regional de Cooperation' (IRCOD), a Sierra Leonean NGO working with youth, women and social issues. He is a Commissioner on the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace (CCP) and holds a PhD from the University of Bordeaux, France.

Frances Fortune

Frances Fortune was Conciliation Resources' West Africa programme coordinator from March 1997 to July 2000, based in Bo. Previously she worked with a number of international and Sierra Leonean NGOs on social and rural development programmes.

Ismail Rashid

Ismail Rashid is from Sierra Leone and is assistant professor of History and African Studies at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. His research includes resistance against slavery and colonialism in West Africa, student and youth radicalism, conflict and peace. He has worked with Conciliation Resources as a consultant in West Africa.

James Obita

Dr James A. Obita is a Ugandan working to try and bring peace to northern Uganda. He holds a PhD from the School of Industrial Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia.

John Massaquoi

John Massaquoi is director of the Sulima Fishing Community Development Project in Sierra Leone. He has spoken about his community peacebuilding work in Sierra Leone and Liberia at several international conferences.

Lansana Gberie

Lansana Gberie is a journalist and research associate of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and a doctoral student at the University of Toronto. He covered the Sierra Leone war from 1991–1996 and attended the peace talks in Côte d'Ivoire in 1996.

Thomas Mark Turay

Thomas Mark Turay is a Sierra Leonean and former director of Caritas Makeni and currently completing his doctoral programme at the University of Toronto. His research interests include peace education and social change, local capacity building and sustainable development.

Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff

Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff is a lawyer and women’s rights advocate. She was a prominent member of the women’s movement in Sierra Leone, and sits on the board of Femmes-Africa-Solidarité. She has held posts as Executive Secretary for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone, Sub-regional President and head of the Sierra Leone Chapter, Mano River Women’s Peace Network and Coordinator for the Network for the Promotion of African Principles of Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Most recently she was the Vice President of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone.

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