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 achieve the “Agenda for Prosperity (pdf)” 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 Nation´s Development Assistance Framework to be implemented from 2015 to 2018.

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, RR
AfDB Ms. Khadidia Diabi Representative
DSS Mr. Rajendra Joshi UN CSA
FAO Mr. David Mwesigwa Head of Programme Implementation
ILO Mr. Dennis Zulu Director
IMF Mrs. Iyabo Marsha Representative
IOM Mr. Sanusi Savage Head of Office
OHCHR Nwanneakolam Vwede-Obahor Human Rights Adviser
UN Women Ms. Mary Okumu Representative
UNAIDS Mr. Michael Gboun Country Coordinator
UNCDF Ms. Tenzin Keyzom Massally (Ngodup) Regional Technical Advisor
UNDP Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee Country Director
UNESCO Mr. Tirso Dos Santos Regional Representative
UNFPA Mr. Sennen Hounton Officer-in-Charge
UNHCR Ms. Moijama Siafa Officer-in-Charge
UNICEF Mr. Geoffrey Wiffin Representative
UNIDO Mr. Kelleh Mansaray Officer-in-Charge
UNODC Mr. Jesus Aguilar Officer-in-Charge
UNOPS Mr. Paolo Zorzoli Officer-in-Charge
WFP Mr. Peter Scott-Bowen Representative
WHO Mr. Anders Nordstrom Representative
World Bank Mr. Parminder P.S. Brar Country Manager

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