Our ethical Board of Directors ensure that SEND Sierra Leone adheres strictly to Sierra Leonean legislation and the directives of all governmental stakeholders whiles ensuring that the quality of lives in Sierra Leone are improved through SEND implemented projects.
Kadi Julia Jumu Peters is a Development Professional with over twenty-five (25) years’ experience, with nineteen (19) years in Programme /Project Management, Policy Advocacy, working with Civil Society and a Governance Specialist with expertise in Accountable Governance processes and Revenue Transparency. Peters has a first degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Law and International Relations (Politics).
Before joining the development world, she worked with Action Aid, Christian Aid (Head of Programmes and Policy), Save the Children (Director for Advocacy and Communications in Sierra Leone), engaging in consultancies before heading the UN Volunteer office in Sierra Leone.
Peters’ consultancy work spans clients like (Action Aid, Dalan Consultancy (Association Consultant) Water Aid, NACE, Sight Savers, Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM)/DFID and CAFOD doing Research, Political Economy Analysis, to Advocacy Training.
She has managed programmes relating to inclusion, accountable governance, youth and women’s rights, livelihood, and civil society strengthening, advocacy, networking, coalition building, research and policy analysis.
Stella Moifengeh Ansumana is the National Executive Council Member of SEND Sierra Leone. Ansumana is a Development Specialist and an Educationist in Kailahun District where SEND Sierra Leone began. She possesses skills in Community Education, Peace and Conflict Resolution and Women’s Empowerment through many years of experience as a teacher and an advocate for Women Empowerment in the District.
She holds a Master’s Degree on Peace and Development Studies from The Njala University, Sierra Leone.
She served in various positions in Kailahun District. She is currently the District Deputy Director of Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission where she is responsible for managing teachers at the district level in terms of recruitment, promotion, reassessment, handling grievances and disciplinary procedures. She also serves the Board Secretary for the Segbwema Community Bank in Daru in Kailahun District, President of the Board of Directors for N’domakeh Federation, and a member of the board of the Jawie Ahmadiyya Secondary School and served as a lecturer in the past on Community Development Studies and Emerging Issues for distance education students at the Freetown Teachers College.
Ansumana has spent the past two decades building, operating and investing in many of Sierra Leone’s most important poverty challenges such as women empowerment and educating girls to be self-reliant.
Joseph Ayamga is the Country Director for SEND Sierra Leone, a member of its National Executive Council and the Board Chair for Communities Empowerment for Water and Development (CEWAD). He has worked in International Development for eleven (11) years and is passionate for inclusive growth, social inclusion and Women’s Economic Empowerment.
For these years, Ayamga has championed women empowerment and participation in governance in Sierra Leone, his work in the 2012 and 2018 elections with Christian Aid and SEND has been respectively recognised by the European Union (EU) Observation Mission Report for Sierra Leone to be transformative and innovative.
Joseph Ayamga is the first recipient of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, Alumni Achievement Award in 2015 for his outstanding humanitarian work in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Ayamga, together with his team in Sierra Leone have made significant contributions to various Social Protection, Gender, Nutrition, Financial Services and Development WASH Infrastructure (Sierra Leone) in addition to the continuous promotion of Women’s Participation in politics in Sierra Leone.
Lucy Cecilia Foray Gondor is an Educationist, a Women’s Empowerment Advocate and currently serves as the President of Kailahun Women in Governance Network; a leading grassroots women’s advocacy CBO that champions women empowerment and participation in local governance. Under her leadership, Kailahun District became the first district to have the highest number of women elected as local councillors in Sierra Leone. She has also been a doyen of women’s empowerment in Eastern Province of Sierra Leone and double as the President for the Eastern Women’s Network that serves three districts that is Kailahun, Kenema and Kono.
She is a National Executive Council Member of SEND Sierra Leone, Board Member of Pendembu Community Bank in Upper Bambara Chiefdom in Kailahun District, Board Member of Pendembu Vocational Secondary School. She is an aspirant to become the next Member of Parliament for Upper Bambara Chiefdom in Kailahun District.
Gondor received an Award from SEND West Africa for her leadership and commitment to SEND Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone that dismantled and re-ordered people’s lives in Sierra Leone.
James Sheku serves as Secretary of the National Executive Council for SEND Sierra Leone. In this role, he oversees the organization’s records and provides strategic direction, and as a Community and Organizational Development Specialist, he conducts trainings to improve on the skill set of staff of SEND Sierra Leone.
He previously served as the Learning and Development Coordinator for the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), a reputable National NGO in Sierra Leone, overseeing organizational learning and development. Over nearly two decades at NMJD, Sheku played a key role in the growth of the organization nationally and internationally.
Before joining NMJD, Sheku was a teacher. He graduated from NJala University with a Bachelor’s degree in Development and Economics. He is also Master’s Degree holder in Development Studies. He currently works with National Council for Civic Education and Development (NaCCED) as a Curriculum Development Officer based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Mr. Siapha Kamara is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SEND Sierra Leone. He holds an M.A and M.Phil. in Development from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands.
. He is a Social Development practitioner with expertise and hands-on experience in:
Use of participatory methodologies in development • Social accountability and good governance practices
• Organizational development and management of NGOs
• Social inclusion, gender equity and women in governance
• Micro-finance and small business development.
Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.
During over 40 year career in Social Development, Mr Kamara led the establishment
• Social Enterprise Development West Africa (SEND West Africa)
• Ghana Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Network (PM &E Network).
• ISODEC Northern Ghana Program for Institutional Capacity Building for Poverty Alleviation
• Northern Ghana Network for Development
• Ecumenical Training and Consultancy Centre (ETCC) of the Christian Council of Ghana.
Under his leadership, SEND West Africa became operational in Ghana (1998), Liberia (2004) and Sierra Leone (2008), empowering disadvantaged citizens including women, youth, persons with disability, farmers and key population to exercise their social, economic and political rights .
Some of his books and articles include: The Journey of A Male Gender Trainer in Northern Ghana, an article published in the book: Gender Training in Ghana in 2001 by D. Tsikata et al., A Participatory Training Handbook: Volume One: Project Planning, Management and Animation and Volume Two: Gender in Development Training, co-authored with A. Denkabe and published in 1993 by Freedom Press. Experiences in planning and conducting participatory and gender training for the staff and beneficiaries of NGOs in Northern Ghana and Problems of Food Insecurity in Liberia, published in Forum, Volume No 5, 1987. Impact of plantation agriculture on food insecurity in Liberia especially among low income groups.