ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

What we do

In December 2007 ActionAid Sierra Leone became part of the ActionAid International federation and our Board of Trustees was inaugurated in June 2008.

AAISL has offices in seven Development Areas staffed by our Programme and Project Officers, and headed by District Managers.

Mohamed Sillah, the Executive Director, sits in the Head Office in Freetown -- together with thematic advisors and support staff. Sillah provides strategic direction to ActionAid’s advocacy, campaigning and fundraising work in support of the organisation’s vision, mission and values and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.

For further Information please contact: Mohamed Sillah, Executive Director,

What we do
  • Education – especially that of girls and women – saves lives, reduces inequality and transforms communities. 

  • Every day, one in eight people in the world goes to bed hungry. Yet the world produces more than enough food for everybody. 

  • Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty - just because they are women. They have less access to land, education, income and decision-making – all of which keeps them poor.

  • Over 50% of the money used to implement our poverty-fighting programmes in Sierra Leone comes from individuals, families and groups of people around the world, who believe in and support ActionAid’s cause.

  • Our work includes Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) rights activism, which organises trainings and networks on Economic Literacy and Budget Analysis (ELBA) with a special focus on getting women and civil society organizations to understand and engage the budgeting process in promoting "good governance" and democracy.

  • ActionAid’s fight to achieve dignity for people living with HIV and AIDS yielded fruit when a bill based on rights, prevention, treatment care and support was passed in parliament.

  • We believe that poor and excluded people are the primary agents of change.

    Poverty and injustice can be eradicated only when the poor and excluded are able to take charge of their lives and act to claim their rights.