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Video: Sonkita Conteh speaks about the paralegal approach in Sierra Leone at the “Solutions Summit”

Namati’s Vivek Maru and Sonkita Conteh were among the 16 individuals honored with the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2017. As one of the 9 honorees from sub-Sahara Africa, Sonkita was invited to attend the “Solutions Summit” which took place in Durban in early May, directly ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

For three days, social entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered to listen to presentations by the African-based honorees and discuss ideas for resolving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

In his presentation, Sonkita explained the unjust land and resource deals taking place in Sierra Leone and shared stories of how paralegals have legally empowered rural communities to stand up for their rights and interests. Watch the 5-minute video of his presentation below.

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