The Budget Advocacy Network (BAN) is a Network of Civil Society Organisations in Sierra Leone committed to work on budgets and budget policies to enhance policy making and implementation for sustainable and equitable development. BAN was established in 2006. BAN consists of local and international organizations such as the Transparency International (TISL) Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), Western Area Budget Education Network (WABEAN), Actionaid International Sierra Leone (AASISL), Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and Christian Aid (CA). The Budget Advocacy Network is organised around the three principle of the budget i.e. participation, transparency and accountability. The purpose is to ensure a greater inclusiveness in the budget process, increase access to information and improved responsiveness geared towards achieving gender sensitive budgeting, pro-poor budgeting and programmes

Our Mission

BAN’s mission seeks to “build a social movement that advocates for effective service delivery”.

Our Vision

The following encapsulates BAN’s vision: “BAN envision a Sierra Leone where citizens are benefiting from transparent, participatory and accountable pro-poor policies and programmes that will improve their living standards”.

The Executive Committe

The Executive Committe

The Executive Committee (EC) is the apex body comprising only heads of member organizations and responsible for giving policy direction for BAN. The roles of the EC are to:

  • Provide strategic direction

  • Embark on joint fundraising initiatives

  • Ensuring that planned programmes of work are completed promptly and effectively

  • Represent BAN at high level forums

Operational Committe

Operational Committe

The Operational Committee (OC) follows up on strategy and policy directions offered by EC to implement programs and activities of the network.

The committee comprises staffs assigned by the various member organizations and the coordinator.

The Coordinating Unit

The Coordinating Unit

As a network organization, the Coordinating Unit (CU) is to provide the coordinating, management and administrative role for the network. In addition, the CU is to provide technical support to members to enable BAN add value to its policy and advocacy work. The CU works with EC and OC. The head of the CU is to be known as a Coordinator. His role therefore is coordinating, management and administrative. He is the secretary to the EC.

Meet Our Team

We Are Team Of Professionals

Abu A. Brima

Executive Director -NMJD (Executive Committee Member For BAN)

Jeane Kamara

Country Manager - Christian Aid (Executive Committe Member of BAN)

Marcella Samba Sesay

Executive Director - CGG (Executve Committee Member For BAN)

Joseph Jimmy Sankaituah

Country Director - SFCG (Chairman - Executive Committe For BAN)

Lavina Banduah

Executive Director - TISL (Executive Committee Member of BAN)

Mohamed Sillah

Executive Director - Action Aid SL (Executive Committe Member Of BAN)

Mohammed Konneh

Acting Chairman WABEAN ( Executive Committee member)

Abu Bakarr Kamara