National Reconciliation Award
Do you know an outstanding leader who has made significant contribution to transitional justice, human rights or National Reconciliation in Sierra Leone?
The National Reconciliation Award will honour an individual who has made consistent contribution to transitional justice or human rights in Sierra Leone. Nominees for this award must demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of work in any profession relating to transitional justice or human rights. We aim to recognise and honour a courageous, innovative, dynamic, and ethical individual who holds a track record in fighting for fundamental rights and justice in Sierra Leone. The National Reconciliation Award is for an individual who shows us that there is no democracy without justice and respect for human rights - We are looking for a National Champion who has remained firm in the struggle for human rights and justice.
Recipient of the National Reconciliation Award will be honoured at a ceremony in Freetown on July 7, 2022 - commemorating the signing of the Lomé Peace Agreement and the end of the Sierra Leonean civil war.
Award recipient MUST agree to give a 30 Minute lecture on a current transitional justice or human rights issue of concern in Sierra Leone. Therefore, while Sierra Leoneans in any part of the world may be nominated for this award, the recipient must commit to receiving the award in person in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on July 7, 2022 at his/her own cost.
Anyone, anywhere - except for award judges - can nominate a leader in Sierra Leone and from any discipline, e.g. activists, politicians, statesmen, civil society leaders, traditional leaders, diplomats, artists, religious leaders, military figures, business people, etc.
- Nominations may only be made in English
- Nominee MUST have a minimum of 10 years experience in transitional justice or human rights
- Must commit to a 30 Minute lecture on a current transitional justice or human rights issue in Sierra Leone
- Must submit a written draft of lecture for our publication
- Must receive the award in person on July 7, 2022
- Nominations will close on May 29, 2022 (00:00 GMT)
The National Reconciliation Award is hosted by the Center for Memory and Reparations - facilitating remembrance and collective narratives around the Sierra Leonean civil war - powered by OSIWA - the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.