Vision and Mission
The overarching aim of AMNet is to contribute to ending all forms of violence and social injustice against the disadvantaged population and advocate for the rights of vulnerable people through engagement of duty-bearers to enact and enforce laws that prevent women, children and youths from marginalization, violence and abuse.
AMNet aspires to be a strong national voice that will co-create an overall atmosphere, where a right-based approach to human dignity is accepted and a free Sierra Leone where individuals can claim their rights without endangering their own lives. AMNet will advocate especially for women, children and youths to have increased access to assets or capabilities such as ownership of productive assets, bodily health, bodily integrity, emotional integrity, freedom from hunger and diseases, freedom from fear, violence and anxiety, informed and educated decision making, and particularly train the poor themselves to organize, mobilize and influence those in power so that every Sierra Leonean will live in dignity and respect.
AMNet’s mission is to promote Advocacy and deepen right holders’ understanding about human rights and social justice as a means for them to reflect on their own lives and use their skills to make informed choices as agents of social change. AMNet as an advocacy organization facilitates social change from the communities to the policy level for review of laws/policies to support the beneficiaries by adoption of legal instruments in cases of abuses and violations. AMNet also focuses on mass education as a preventive strategy to raise awareness around human rights abuses and violations, access to justice, internal security through community –based response system.
We support efforts of the government of Sierra Leone to effectively protect the rights of women and children by roling out government policies and supporting the enactment and review of laws for this cause. The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs recognizes the role and contributions of AMNet in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding.
The people behind AMNet
AMNet's strength lies in the people. Our commited staff is passionate about child protection and wome's empowerment. AMNet supports its staff in developing its full potential by enabling capacity building, mentoring and training.
The profiles and contacts of the core staff working in the different departments and offices are published on the departmental sites. Here we present you the people who - sometimes invisibly - make AMNet's backbone:
Hawa Samai, CEO
Michael Prince Thompson, Monitoring and Evaluation
Master in Business Administration with spezialization in organisational development, Cambridge International College, UK, diploma in human resource management
Has over twelve years experience in working with the street population in the areas of family tracing and reunification, provision of alternative livelihoods, small business trainings to the disadvantaged population and sound skills in participatory methodologies. Regional Master Trainer in Sierra Leone-Child Social and Financial Education
Areas of work within AMNet:
- Monitoring and evaluation of projects,
- setting of baselines and end lines,
- promoting learning from lessons learnt,
- contributing toward proposal development,
- development of log frames and outcome mapping,
- adherence to policies and standards and
- youth coordinator
Mabel Sesay, Administrative Officer
Yahya Troure, Chief Finance
Hawanatu Jas-Corr, Financial Assistant
Mr. Thomas, Office Assistant