Sonkita Conteh

Director, Sierra Leone Program, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Sonkita is a legal practitioner of the High Court of Sierra Leone and holds a master’s degree in human rights and democratization from the University of Pretoria. As a consultant for two years with the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions Africa Office in Ghana, he researched and reviewed law and policy on the right to water and sanitation in South Africa and Ghana; drafted amicus curiae briefs, publications, and training manuals; and provided training to civil society organizations. He has over 12 years’ litigation experience, and has been a member of Sierra Leone’s General Legal Council, the body that regulates the legal profession in the country since March 2016. He was recently appointed to the Sierra Leone Bar Association’s Law Reports Committee to help produce new volumes of law reports. In 2017, he was named as one of the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year and was selected for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.

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