DTIS
2006
DTIS update
2013
WTO accession
1995

With the support of local partners and development agencies, the EIF has supported Sierra Leone in identifying and prioritizing their national competitiveness to meet growth objectives in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Detailed analytical studies identified the potential and constraint of four priority sectors: fisheries; tourism; agriculture; and the trade sub-sectors. As a result, the EIF is providing targeted support in the agricultural industry with the overall objective of creating an enabling environment for sustainable growth of the tourism sector, thereby rebranding the image of the country, creating jobs, conserving the environment and reducing poverty.

MOU
27/07/09
Budget
1'408'859
End date
15/12/17

The project aims at strengthening the in-country arrangements of the EIF to increase Sierra Leone's ownership of trade‑related assistance and to maximize the benefits that the country could derive from participation in the EIF.

Results:

  • The Government of Sierra Leone established the Presidential initiative on post‑Ebola recovery and transition, a 6 to 9‑month delivery initiative focusing on the thematic areas of health, education, social protection and private sector development. The EIF National Implementation Unit (NIU) is providing technical expertise for the private sector development initiative by ensuring that priorities identified in the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update (DTISU) are reflected, including access to finance, improving the business climate, and capacity building for small businesses.
  • The NIU is working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in developing the 10 to 24‑month post‑Ebola recovery and transition initiative. 
  • The establishment of the private sector development working group and the EIF National Steering Committee for the post‑Ebola recovery have rekindled the coordination of trade‑related resources and delivery.
  • The NIU is working with a consortium of NGOs, DFID and the Ministry of Trade to help petty traders to access finance.
  • The NIU has established strong collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security to ensure synergies.
  • As the post‑Ebola issues are addressed, some development partners have expressed interest in addressing some of the issues that are reflected in the DTISU.
MOU
21/05/12
Budget
2'990'000
End date
20/09/15

The overall objective of the Sustainable Tourism Development and Promotion Project is to create an enabling environment for sustainable growth of the tourism sector, thereby rebranding the image of the country, creating jobs, conserving the environment and reducing poverty.

Results:

  • An Ecotourism Policy and Action Plan was formulated by the company Planning Green Futures. It was validated by stakeholders in July 2015 and approved by the Cabinet in September 2015.
  • The review of the Tourism Development Act 1990 was put on hold pending the formulation of the National Tourist Policy, which was developed by the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in 2015. The review of the Tourism Development Act will now be included in the reformulated project proposal. 
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESHIA) were carried out and management plans were developed for the five ecotourism sites. Public disclosure was conducted in a participatory manner in July 2015 involving presentations, discussions, brainstorming, dialogues and practical inputs into the ESHIA and Ecotourism documents. The beneficiaries included representatives from the community, district council, the private sector and other Ministries, as well as women and youth.
  • All the five targeted communities have completed their proposals and submitted to the National Tourist Board (NTB) for onward appraisal by the Small Grant Programme Appraisal Committee.
  • Preliminary field investigations and a study report on the refurbishment of the Hotel and Tourism Training Collegebuildings was carried out in August 2015.
  • The NTB/Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the private sector, hosted a Press Conference during ITB Berlin in March 2015. This was the first step to reviving Sierra Leone as a tourist destination after the Ebola outbreak. 

Yvette Stevens
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Geneva
ystevens@sierraleonegeneva.ch

Abdul R.M. FOFANAH
Sr. Permanent Secretary EIF Focal Point Ministry of Trade and Industry Freetown
nulisdad@gmail.com

Edison BORBOR
Deputy Director Programe Management Directorate Ministry of Trade and Industry Freetown
ediborbor@yahoo.com

Abdul KAMARA
Director Programe Management Directorate Ministry of Trade and Industry Freetown
shebora2002@yahoo.com

Richard ROSE
Donor Facilitator, Department for International Development, UK
r-Rose@dfid.gov.uk

Tom Ratsakatika
EIF Donor Facilitator, Department for International Development, UK
T-Ratsakatika@dfid.gov.uk

Christiana Samu
christiana_samu@yahoo.com

Cyrilla Wilson
cyrilliaw@yahoo.com

Fatmata Osagie
fatk2003@yahoo.com

Keith Thompson
Private Sector Development Advisor - DFID
k-thompson@dfid.gov.uk

Patricia Cavanagh
Head of Economics, Trade and Regional Cooperation Section - European Union
Patricia.cavanagh@eeas.europa.eu

Omodele Jones
DBA, FCa, CEO Development & Management Consultants FJP
admin@fjp-consulting.com

Moses Muse Sichei
Economic Advisor - UNDP
moses.sichei@undp.org

Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara
Minister of Trade & Industry
usmanboie@yahoo.com

Peter Bayuku Konteh
Minister of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
bayuku_yagala@hotmail.com

Allan s. Tuboku-Metzger
Business Development Officer - Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce Industrial and Agriculture
alainmetzger@hotmail.com

Beatrice Chaytor
Managing Partner - Chariot Eight
bchaytor@cheight.com

Sudipto Mukerjee
Country Director - UNDP
sudipto.mukerjee@undp.org

Charles Sesay
Financial Analyst - National Commission for Privatisation - Office of the President
c.sesay@ncpsl.gov.sl

Franklyn Williams
Deputy Director Sierra Leone Business Forum Ltd
franklyng2@yahoo.com

Grace J. Macauley
Ministry of Trade and Industry
gracemcly@yahoo.com

Ahmed S.B. Wurie
Chairman Board of Directors - National Tourist Board Sierra Leone
ahmewurie@live.co.uk

Mabinty Daramy
Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry
mabdaramy@gmail.com

Abdul R Wurie
Director New Brookfields Hotel
awurie@newbrookfieldshotel.com