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Grants Awarded | Mano River Union

Transparency International Sierra Leone (TISL) (Formerly National Accountability Group)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
http://www.tisierraleone.org/

TISL (formerly NAG) was founded in the wake of the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone to address issues of governance and corruption in a post-war reconstruction era. Its mission is to empower the people of Sierra Leone through information, public education, research analysis and organizing to actively participate in and influence government policies and practices. TISL serves as a watchdog and monitors whether government funds are spent according to plan for the benefit of citizens in Sierra Leone, the majority of whom live in rural areas. Government funds include international aid, agricultural production, and income derived from concessions on natural resources, such as diamonds.

2014$30,0001.5 years
This grant builds the capacity of TISL and 15 rural women’s group members of the Kono Women’s Co-operative to mobilize financial resources.
2013$98,0001 year
This grant supports TISL in its community grantmaking program, including the renewal of 15 community grants to rural women’s groups in Kono District.
2012$7,5006 months
This supplementary grant supports training to strengthen the capacity of TISL’s community grantmaking team.
2012$140,0001 year
With this grant TISL awards 18 community grants to women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono districts and provides training to a further 16 groups that have graduated from the community grantmaking program.
2011$190,0001 year
This grant enables TISL to award 34 community grants to women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono districts. It supports TISL to improve its administrative and monitoring systems as well as establish a local advisory committee to give input and feedback on TISL’s community grantmaking program.
2010$220,0001 year
This grant enables NAG to continue providing community grants and technical support to 25 rural women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono Districts in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone, in order for them to increase food production, build their assets, provide leadership, and address corruption. The grant also supports NAG to monitor and document the cumulative impact of the community grantmaking program on the rural women’s groups and their communities.
2010$10,0006 months
This grant supports a five day financial management training for the leaders of NAG’s 25 community grantees that have recently formed the Kailahun & Kono women’s cooperative. The training includes record keeping, business development, marketing and credit management.
2009$220,0001 year
This grant enables NAG to continue providing community grants and technical support to 25 rural women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono Districts in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone. These grants enable the rural women’s groups to increase their income through food crop production and animal rearing, create savings, build networks, and influence decisions at a community and district level. NAG’s technical assistance to the groups includes training in financial management, fundraising, transparency and accountability, and women’s rights. The grant also supports NAG to increase its operational and personnel capacity to conduct its community grantmaking program.
2009$4,0326 months
This grant enables two staff members of NAG to attend a convening in Mbour, Senegal, with the purpose of strengthening and improving the quality and effectiveness of community grantmaking programs.
2008$210,0001 year
This grant enables NAG to provide community grants and technical support to 25 rural women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono Districts in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone. The grants enable the rural women’s groups to improve their livelihoods and increase their income, while bringing benefit to their communities. NAG complements the community grants with trainings in financial record-keeping, grant management, resource mobilization, and monitoring. The grant also enables NAG to hire a program officer dedicated to its community grantmaking program.
2007$9,9866 months
This grant enables representatives from NAG to attend and participate in a series of conferences and field visits in Mali led by local farmer associations. The conferences are designed to launch a public information campaign among farmers across Africa about environmentally responsible agricultural alternatives, and to strengthen networks that enhance food security, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture. The grant also supports NAG to implement detailed monitoring on its community grants by evaluating current community grant programs, briefing new community grantees, and assessing potential grantees.
2007$171,1971 year
This grant enables NAG to provide community grants to nineteen rural women’s groups who were supported by NAG the previous year, with a focus on agricultural production and processing. In addition, NAG supports the groups to carry out their activities by providing trainings in financial management and resource development, and by offering ongoing support and guidance.
2006$133,1161 year
With this grant, NAG provides community grants, technical assistance and ongoing support to twenty women’s groups in Kailahun and Kono Districts in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone. These grants enable rural women to improve their livelihoods, particularly through agricultural production and local trading. NAG supports the groups to open bank accounts, provides workshops in financial management and project planning, and offers ongoing support and guidance.
2006$9,9356 months
This grant enables a representative of NAG and two rural women leaders from Kailahun and Kono Districts to attend the World Social Forum (WSF) 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. Follow-up on this experience by NAG includes the preparation of a report to share key lessons with other civil society organizations and production of a radio program for broadcast in each province in Sierra Leone.

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