Sierre Leone

Our origins  Established in 1988 in eastern Sierra Leone, the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) is a national human rights-oriented civil society development and advocacy organization. NMJD engages government on policy reform matters and has a long history and experience in working with grassroots communities in Sierra Leone. The organization enjoys tremendous respect and legitimacy among a vast number of both local and international partners including national NGOs, the media, government and the donor community. NMJD focuses on empowering people, as well as strengthening its capacity, to build a free, just and democratic Sierra Leone where there is respect for human rights and sustainable development for the benefit of all. NMJD works in 8 of the 12 administrative districts in Sierra Leone. Our staff is skilled in advocacy, community animation and monitoring of the impact of public services on the poor. Our advocacy work takes place from local to national, regional continental and global levels. We continue to play an important role in organizing and mobilizing CSOs, CBOs and social movements around the country into strong networks and coalitions for effective and creative engagement with strategic stakeholders at all levels. Because of this, NMJD is credited with creating the necessary environment, confidence a nd trust for civil society to work collaboratively with government agencies on issues that affect citizens. OUR MISSION The Network Movement for Justice and development is a Sierra Leonean Civil Society Organization that engages in advocacy and strengthen/enhance the capacity of Civil Society Organization to effectively engage women, men, children, communities, government and other actors for transformation of society.   OUR VISION A Just and self-reliant society (Sierra Leone) where women, men, children and communities are conscientized and live in dignity without fear and discrimination especially on grounds of sex, race, faith, socio-economic and political status  What makes NMJD distinctive: - We aspire to be the vanguard for social change by facilitating the mobilization and organisation of Social Movements and enhancing their capacity to engage at all levels for socio-economic, cultural and political transformation using innovative approaches and promoting alternative value systems.

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Strengthening Access to Justice for Citizens Impacted Negatively by Natural Resource Exploitation

donor Integrity Action
grant amount (USD) $31,000
grant peroid 2014-01 to 2015-03
67 % fix-rate 1
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This grant enabled NMJD to monitor 9 health, education and road infrastructure projects in Sierra Leone. The 30 selected monitors were trained in the Community Integrity Building approach, along with 30 members of the newly formed Joint Working Groups. These groups were used to discuss monitoring visits and identified issues, and try to reach a fix to problems.

Project Name Sector Budget Donor
Construction of Peripheral Health Unit (PHU) in Gbangema Village Health N.A. European Union , Government of Sierra Leone
Rehabilitation of 87.7 kilometer Rural Roads Kenema District Lot 2 Dodo Goama- Boajibu Roads N.A. European Union
Fencing of KDEC Primary School Education $347 EU/DSDP 11
Reconstructing and Upgrading of Kenema koindu Road Project Roads N.A. Govt of Sirra Leone , Saudi fund for Devpt , Islamic Devpt Bank , OPEC Fund for Devpt , Kuwait fund , Arab Bank for Economic Devpt.
Three Town Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Kenema Water supply and sanitation - large systems $61,000,000 OPEC Fund for International Development , African Development Bank Group
Rehablitation of Namya Islamic Primary School Education N.A. EU , Government of Sierra Leone , World Bank