Sierra Leone network on the Right to Food
- Vision *: A Sierra Leone where everyone has adequate and sufficient access to food and he or she is able to claim his or her right to food.
- Mission *: SiLNoRF works towards the effective and efficient realization of the Right to Food in Sierra Leone through Advocacy, Monitoring and continuous engagement with relevant stakeholders.
- Thematic Areas *: Agriculture, Food & Livestock / Agriculture, Alimentation & Elevage,Governance / Gouvernance,Human Rights / Droits de l’Homme
- Target Group: National / Nationale,Regional / Régionale,Community / Communauté
- Key Objectives *: Key objectives of the Network: 1. Advocate for the effective realization of the Right to Food and Food Security in Sierra Leone; 2. Build the Capacity of Stakeholders and Policy Makers to make the Right to Food effectively 3. And efficiently realized in Sierra Leone; 4. Monitor the realization of the Right to Food in Sierra Leone using the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Food; 5. Increase awareness on the Right to Food, Land Rights and the extensive dissemination of the FAO voluntary guidelines in Sierra Leone; 6. Undertake research and other studies on the actual situation of the Right to Food laws in Sierra Leone; 7. Providing alternative reports on the realization of the Right to Food in Sierra Leone; 8. Monitor the operations of Multinational Companies and National Food Security Programs/Policies such as National Agricultural Programs.
- Core Competencies *: Advocacy / Plaidoyer,Policy Influencing / Influence des Politiques
- Government Engagement:
- Major or Current Achievements *: The work of SiLNoRF has no doubt yielded very positive results including; establishment of community-based networks and coalitions; extensive consultations to identify priorities for the development of sustainable models for evidence-based advocacy. Alongside this body of work, SiLNoRF has developed strong partnerships and collaborations with a number of key stakeholders including the Human Rights Commission, the National Commission for Democracy, the Office of National Security, and The Law Reforms Commission and with other like-minded civil society organisations nationally and internationally. SiLNoRF through joint advocacy has also been able to influence the government of Sierra Leone to put together guidelines for investment in land and biofuel in Sierra Leone. Jointly with other key partners, we have created a debate around large scale land investment in Sierra Leone and have made contributions into the draft national land policy.
- Functional Board *:
- Number of Board Members *: 7
- List Expertise of Board Members *: Media Expert, Gender expert
- Organisational Strategic Plan *:
- Head of Organisation *: Mohamed Sorie Conteh
- Name of Contact Person *: Mohamed Sorie Conteh
- Position of Contact Person *: National Coordinator
- Number of Staff *: 12
- Number of Males *: 8
- Number of Females *: 4