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Terms of Reference for Project Coordinator

  • Steering, coordinating and supervising the day to day process

  • Attendance at all consultations in order to identify linkages and synergies

  • Liaising with the coordinators of the three working groups

  • Draft the TOR for consultants and supervise their activities

  • Organize national stakeholder workshops and be involved in the identification of stakeholders, workshop venue and general logistics

  • Liaise with the steering committee and the implementing agency

  • Manage the budget in consultation with UNEP

  • Ensure the timely production of all necessary reports

  • Ensure the frequent flow of information

  • Work closely with the Director of EPD for formal presentation of the action plan to cabinet sub-committee on the Environment for government endorsement

Coordinators of the Three Thematic Working Groups

  • Liaise with the relevant existing technical committees in respect to their needs and activities

  • Draw up activities for the respective thematic groups in consultation with the national coordinator

  • Assist in designing a series of questions following the first national workshop

  • Interview stakeholders not present at first workshop for their views

  • Ensure that thematic areas take into account national priorities and strategies in areas like poverty reduction

  • Attend the meetings of other thematic groups for the purposes of identifying synergies and linkages

  • Provide a report to the NCSA Project Coordinator and give a presentation at a national workshop

  • Incorporate the views and recommendations of stakeholders into the thematic reports

  • Be involved in the development of action plan in consultation with the coordinator and consultants

  1. Annex 4. Capacity needs identified during the stakeholder workshop

Summaries of the Deliberations Produced by three Working Groups at the First National Workshop on NCSA

Participants at the workshop were divided into three working groups according to the three thematic areas – biodiversity, climate change and land degradation/desertification. Each working group was given 30 minutes each for deliberations following which they were allowed 10-15 minutes to give summaries of their main discussions. For each group, the main findings are reported below, followed by a table indicating the composition of each group.

Biodiversity Working Group

Main issues that were deliberated on included the following:

  1. Training needs assessment for all the sectors

  2. Provide training programs for professionals

  3. Support networking and communication e.g. materials and human

  4. Support training of taxonomists (para-taxonomists)

  5. Conduct institutional capacity needs with interest in biodiversity

  6. Provide financial and material support

  7. Support and strengthen income generation

  8. Support and review policies that prevent NGOs from participating in biodiversity

  9. Creation of data base for biodiversity issue (clearing house mechanism)

  10. Involve community participation in biodiversity conservation

  11. Policy on invasive alien species

  12. Incentives for biodiversity protection

Priorities capacity needs and gaps

  1. Training needs assessment

  2. Institutional capacity building

  3. Networking and communication

  4. Adequate policies, strategies and proper enforcement mechanisms and institutional framework

  5. Empowerment of local communities involved in biodiversity conservation and environmental management

  6. Adequate funding for the NCSA process to meet the needs of all stakeholders in biodiversity conservation

Members of the Working Group on Biodiversity




A. A. F. Conteh

Acting Deputy Director of Forestry

Forestry Division

D. D. Siaffa

Program Coordinator


Sahr Samie

Administrative Officer


Mabel Sellu

Secretary General


Barthalomew Kamara

Project Manager


A. M. Bockarie

Deputy Secretary


Umaru Woody

Tourism Officer

Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Abu Bakarr Bah

Assistant Manager


A.A.P. Senesi

Admin. Manager


Sheikh I.S. Deen

Senior Fisheries Officer


Millicent Fornie

Youth Secretary

Kenoma Youth

Aminata Yallah


Diana Cregeen

Ag. E.D.

Lands, Country Planning and the Environment

Aiah P. Koroma



Edna Harding



Lottic Williams



Elizabeth Jackson



Arthur Williams

Program Coordinator

Friends of the Earth

Jemba Kortu



Mohamed A. Conteh

Publicity Officer


Rev. Matthew Quartey

Radio Reporter

Radio Democracy FM 98.1

Climate Change

Main issues that were deliberated on included the following:

  1. A climate change policy be put into place legally by an act of parliament.

  2. building the meteorological capacity to enable it carry out obligations on climate issues

    1. weather observation, collection and storage of weather and climate data

    2. establish and maintain weather observation stations

    3. to recruit and train weather observing personnel

  3. Training, education and making the public aware of climate change issues

    1. training of experts

    2. access to climate change information and public participation

  4. The provision of resources

    1. Human

    2. financial

  5. The involvement of the media to dissiminate information on climate change issues to the ordinary people far and wide

Members of the Climate Change working group included the following people:




Gadiru Bassie

Program Coordinator

Green Scenery

Henry Nyandemoh

Assistant Secretary

Foreign Affairs & International Relations

Patrick Robin

M&E Officer


Adama J. Sesay

Jerry Pratt

Project Coordinator

Climate Change Project

Momorie Jibateh

National Assistant Ozone Officer

Environmental Department

Josiah H. Parsons



Festina Nicol

Civil Servant

Ministry Lands, Country Planning & Environment

Victor A. Sellu


F. B. C.

Sheku M. Silla

Corporate Planning Head


Alusine Samura


Njala University College

Tommy Braima

Acting Deputy Director

Meteorological Department

Working Group on Land Degradation and Desertification

Main issues that were deliberated on included the following:


  1. Training, policy measures, reducing the deforestation rate or using administrative measures like setting up institutions to be monitoring adverse activities on the environment. Sensitization on the protection of the environment using the mass media.

  2. Elements of land degradation – soil erosion, deforestation and mining

Policy Instruments

  1. Forestry Act, Environmental Protection Act, the Standards Act and the Mines and Marines Acts.

  2. More detailed rules and regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the acts.

  3. The capacity to implement these rules and regulations

  4. The decentralization of these laws.


What are the capacities of the various institutions?

  1. The capacity of the institutions is to be enhanced.

  2. Identifying linkages with other line ministries, NGOs and other institutions and to strengthen those linkages for effective implementation of environmental guidelines.

Broader Needs

  1. Local authorities to help implement environmental policies

  2. Logistics

  3. Training of personnel of all the stakeholders

  4. Mobility

  5. Sensitization

  6. Staff recruitment

Measures to control land degradation

  1. Sensitization of the communities

  2. Monitoring

  3. Speedy enforcement of the sanctions contained in the regulations.

  4. National fiscal measures in implementing environmental land degradation policies

  5. ---- provided by the Acts for a given purpose e.g. that affects mining should be made available to relevant institutions for the replenishment of land degradation caused by miners

  6. Reviewing the policy involved in the rehabilitation of mining and building sites.

Financial Involvement

  1. For linkages with other ministries and institutions and a quarterly review of the operations of all stakeholders is needed.

  2. Possible updating of activities

  3. Coordination of the activities of all stakeholders before and after on a quarterly basis.


  1. The group looks in mitigating land degradation measures

  2. Finally we recommend that the policy regulations and standards be revisited.

  3. Look into alternative measures to enhance land preservation

Members of the Land Degradation working group




Abdul J. K. Kallon


Sierra Leone Standards Bureau

Winston B. Minah

Administrative Officer


Crispin D. Gray

Workshop Engineer

S.L. National Petroleum

Patrick A. Gaima

Administrative Officer

Rice Research Station

Michael A. D. Jeheu


Lands Division

Andrew Bomah

Head of Department

Geography _NUC

Miriam Murray

Learning Advisor

Plan, Sierra Leone

Marian T. Yankuba

Asst. B. Inspector

Lands and Country Planning

Beatrice Leigh


Lands and Country Planning

Victoria F. Williams

Planning and Dev. Officer


Jane G. Alpha

Assistant Engineer


Abdul Ampra

Geological Chemist

Mineral Resources

Evelyn Frazer


Lands and Country Planning

Bernard Conteh-Barrat


Planning – OREINT

Joseph M. Conteh

Tourist Officer

Ministry of Tourism and Culture

K. Tarawally

General Manager


H. O. Peacock-Sawyer

Building Inspector

Lands, Country Planning and the Environment

Osman Bangura

Assistant Secretary


Annex 5. Sierra Leone Proposed NCSA Organizational Chart

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