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Accountability Lab (Liberia)

Presence in: Liberia
Focus: Peace-building & Transitional Justice

The Accountability Lab is an incubator for the world’s most creative accountability ideas. The team works with innovative people and organizations in Liberia to develop tools- and the communities around them- that can make power-holders more responsible. The Lab supports almost a dozen imaginative projects around the country, with a focus on youth and sustainability. The Lab sets a radical example of transparency and integrity within our work; and ensures that monitoring is fitted to context.

People Associated With This Organization

Eleanor Sonnenberg

South Africa  
Accountability Lab (Liberia)
Joined August 2015
I manage a non governmental organisation. Our focus is helping women to access justice and to train them to become community justice workers.

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Francis Lansana

Accountability Lab (Liberia)
Joined March 2015
Francis Lansana is an Accountability Lab Resident based in Monrovia, Liberia. He has experience working in Liberia’s public and private sectors, including as a Registrar for the National Election Commission and the UNMIL-Civil-Affairs Electoral Division; and as both a Mobilizer and Assistant Project Manager for Lofa Youth for Progressive Action (LOYPA). He also volunteered for the Liberia Governor Council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Francis received a BA in Sociology from the University of Liberia, where he also played an active role as Secretary of the Sociology and Anthropology Students Association, Volunteer Advisor for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Program Committee Chairman for the Lofa University Students Association.

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Sam Gotomo

Accountability Lab (Liberia) (Unverified)
Joined January 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Right to Information
Sam Gotomo is a social entrepreneur with interests in developing entrepreneurship, good land governance, and economic empowerment of low-income urban and rural poor people in Liberia.

W. Lawrence Yealue, II.

Accountability Lab (Liberia)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information
In 2001, during Liberia’s civil war, I moved to Ghana, where I studied Community Health Nursing, Human Resources, and Finance. I began advocating for youth inclusion, peace, and integrity in the Buduburam Refugee Camp.
I volunteered for a number of organizations across Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, and Nigeria—and returned to Liberia in 2013. I was a Peace Ambassador in Ghana for Apeadu Peace from 2003 to 2005.
Since then I have been supporting entrepreneurs through the University of Liberia’s Business Start-Up Center Monrovia. I was crucial member of the team the organized the first Micro Medium and Small Enterprises Conference Liberia 2013. I am a professional business development expert and coach for over seven (7) years.
I have a passionate advocate and practitioner of social change, which soon led me to the Accountability Lab. My role at the Lab involves program management, support to “accountapreneurs”, training, outreach and network building. In 2015, I was an Atlas Corps F
Francis Lansana is the network champion (main point of contact) for Accountability Lab (Liberia).

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