National Conference On Transition From Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) To Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) – Keynote Speech

Dr Joseph Sam Sesay

Dr Joseph Sam Sesay

In his Keynote Opening Speech to the National Conference On Transition From Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) To Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS),  at UNIMAK on 4th March 2016, Dr Joseph Sam Sesay, Special Advisor to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, described the progress Sierra Leone has made towards the Millennium Development Goals, and the specific challenges the country  faces going forward with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Sesay called for his audience to get involved with these words: “the challenge is all ours to ensure that we achieve the SDGs more than we did the MDGs. We therefore propose that you the participants here, including the students and staff of UNIMAK review the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets and make them adaptable to the Sierra Leone National Development Agenda.”

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Vital Voices from Makeni

Staff and students

Staff and students from UNIMAK with the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Female staff and students from the University of Makeni participated as Mentor/Mentees in the 2016 Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk at Radisson Blu Hotel, Freetown on 5ht March 2016, and had this picture taken with the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

UNIMAK explores models of mission for the future

brochureUNIMAK’s Centre for Social Transformation has prepared a new programme for pastoral agents in the country in a bid to reflect on the models of mission so far used in the churches in Sierra Leone and then explore new models in the face of the post Ebola crisis in the country.

The programme is designed for pastoral agents in the churches in Sierra Leone, who are working in the parishes, communities and schools, and their  need to gain better  understanding of their mission; the opportunities and challenges facing the church in their context; more skills and strategies to engage in pastoral ministries in their communities; building God’s kingdom in their communities, and the spirituality they need to engage in this ministry.

The programme runs from 4th-8th April 2016.

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Makeni Law Centre disburses over 72 million leones

A UNIMAK Law Student writes:

Beneficiaries during the handover ceremony

Beneficiaries during the handover ceremony

Quadic Bangura describes how Makeni’s Access to Justice Law Centre has worked to enable a sum of seventy two million, three hundred and twenty thousand Leones (Le 72,320,000) to be shared among six of their clients, addressing the issue of these clients whose husbands or family members died intestate. that is, did not bequeath any of their properties in a form of a testamentary disposition. The work of the AJLC is supported by the Irish Aid organisation TROCAIRE.

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