Hon., Mamadi Gobeh-Kamara

Sierra Leone aims to become a middle-income country by 2035.

To achieve this, on the 28th of February 2019, President Julius Maada Bio launched the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP).

This plan, which serves as the blueprint for the country’s path to attaining a middle-income status, has as its theme ‘Education for Development’.

To understand why this theme, we interviewed the deputy minister of information and communication in Sierra Leone, whose ministry has been very active in popularizing the MTNDP across the country.

Honourable Mamadi Gobeh- Kamara takes us through the very thoughtful two-way communication process between the government and community stakeholders, which ensures that development in Sierra Leone is participatory and inclusive.

In the spirit of 8 March – International Women’s Day – we also discuss what it is like occupying a position mostly filled by men, factors that contributed to her attaining this height and some words of advice for African women looking at smashing through the glass ceiling.


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Monica Maduekwe

Monica is the founder of PUTTRU. She has several years of experience promoting sustainable energy markets in West Africa. She has an extensive knowledge of the energy landscape, which she has gained through her work as programme officer for resource mobilisation and project development, and, prior to that, a renewable energy programme officer both at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). She has M.Sc. in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy and the Environment, from University of Dundee, and a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.