Just returned from a week out in an island off Chesapeake bay with a dozen or so people from different parts of world, where we produced a book on how to understand mining contracts. The book is intended for negotiators, civil society activists, parliamentarians etc. We used a known Civil Society activist Abu, as our […]
Have been attending the meeting of the World Economic Forum at Abu Dhabi. One issue under discussion is what should replace the MDGs after 2015. There are many facets to the issue but one that I find curious is about how to set goals that can be applied universally given the different positions of countries […]
As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States and Conflict Prevention I’ll be blogging from the Summit on the Global Agenda taking place in Abu Dhabi from November 18 to 20. Read my post entitled “Peace Must Underpin the New Development Goals” on the forum’s website at http://forumblog.org/.
There is a widespread perception that our mineral resources are not serving the interests of the country; is this true? Some argue that bad agreements allow foreign investors to get away with the lion’s share, leaving very little for the country. Some also think that one of the major problems is that the ore is […]
Done! Ministers from the four member states of the Mano River Union met in Conkary and have adopted the draft Security Strategy for submission to the Heads of States. I led a team of three consultants, including Patrice Vahard and Zannoubo Vinagnon, to draft the Strategy. It was then reviewed, refined and validated by experts […]
As a consultant with the government, the major thrust of my work has focused on essentially building (or rebuilding) the foundations of Sierra Leone’s public institutions, and setting the basis for designing appropriate policies. Addressing the challenges of public policy and the arrangements for its formulation are important, but constitute only a part of the […]