Joseph Sam Sesay (Dr.)

Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

National Coordinator, Sierra Leone International Benchmarks System (SLIBS)


Joseph Sam Sesay (Dr.)>

Joseph Sam Sesay (Dr.)

Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Short bio

In 1981, he moved to Russia, where he completed his masters degree in medicine at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow in 1987. Sesay has also undergone postgraduate studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands. He also completed a certificate programme to the World Bank.

In 1992 to 2000, he worked in the Planning Evaluation Monetary and Statistics division of the then Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. In April 2000 he moved over to the National Commission for Resettlement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (NCRRR) as Programme Manager and Evaluation Unit, after which he became Director of that unit. In 2004, Sesay had two offers, one - to go as the Director of Planning at the Commonwealth, and two, to work as the Civil Affairs Officer with the UN in Liberia. He decided to work in Liberia and was in charge of the civil affairs unit responsible for the Forestry Development Authority.

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kamasassa, Tonko Limba Chiefdom in the Kambia District.
EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security. - 2007 to 2016
Civil Affairs Officer (UNMIL-Liberia) - 2004-2007
Programme Manager, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, NaCSA - 2000-2004
Director, PEMSD-Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security - 1997-2000