Sierra Leone Land Investment Checklist

November 2023
Namati (UNDP)

This clear and well laid out guide has been put together by Namati with UNDP funding after consulting widely on inputs, pre-testing in four chiefdoms, and validation by stakeholders. The guide is packed full of colourful illustrations and written in simple language, with direct reference made to relevant legislation or customary practice for the points made on each page. The guide was put together to help overcome issues of lack of consent, lack of access to information, and lack of awareness of processes for community consultation in respect to large-scale land acquisitions for agriculture or mining. The guide is aimed at companies and investors, local communities in the areas affected, and government agencies regulating the land sector. It provides guidance for before, during and after negotiations, and includes space at the end for notes. A valuable, well-tailored tool.