The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sierra Leone consists of all the 22 UN agencies, funds and programmes in Sierra Leone. The UNCT works “as one” to support Sierra Leone in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and Sierra Leone’s own national development agenda.

UNCT works to support the “Sierra Leone’s Medium-term National Development Plan (2019–2023)” through a people-centred, rights-based approach to development as outlined in the Joint Vision of the UN Family for Sierra Leone (pdf) – 2009-2012, the Transitional Joint Vision – 2013-2014 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework from 2020 to 2023.

The UNCT is led by Mr. Sunil Saigal, UN Resident Coordinator (RC) for the Republic of Sierra Leone.

United Nations Country Team Sierra Leone Members

Agency Name Title
RCO Mr. Sunil Saigal RC
AfDB Ms. Peninah Kariuki Country Manager
FAO Mrs. Nyabenyi Tito Tipo Country Representative
ILO Mr. Dennis Zulu Director
IMF Dr. Monique Newiak Representative
IOM Mr. Sanusi Savage Head of Office
UN Women Ms. Mary Okumu Representative
UNAIDS Dr. Isaac Ahmesah Country Coordinator
UNDP Mr. Samuel Doe Country Director
UNESCO Mr. Ydo Yao Regional Director
UNFPA Ms. Kim Dickson Country Representative
UNICEF Mr. Suleiman Braimoh Representative
UNIDO Ms. Mariatu Swaray Officer-in-Charge
UNOPS Mr. Nicholas Mark Gardner Country Manager
WFP Mr. Housainou Taal Representative
WHO Mr. Evans Liyosi Representative
World Bank Ms. Gayle Martin Country Manager