A new Board of Directors for Media Matters for Women in Sierra Leone has been formed to provide strategic advice and support to our excellent team of journalists in Sierra Leone. The Board Chair is Fatmata Dainkeh Katta who, like many of the other new board members, began her radio career at Cotton Tree News (CTN), the largest public service media project in post-war Sierra Leone, where she worked as a journalist, presenter, and producer.
Other board members include Millicent Kargbo, Florence Katta Sesay, Mariama Khai Fornah, Mariama Sesay, and Yeama Thompson. Most have worked together in various media outlets in Sierra Leone and currently hold challenging positions at the Office of the First Lady, the U.S. Embassy Office of Public Affairs, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone, Open Data Network, IRIN Community Radio Network, and Initiatives for Media Development.
The new Sierra Leone Board will soon be joined by Sybil Bailor, a member of our International Board of Directors who has recently moved back to Sierra Leone from the United Kingdom and has spent the last decade working on international development with CARE, The World Bank, and Plan International.
A warm welcome to all our new Board Members!