Wurie Mamadu Tamba Barrie
Wurie Mamadu Tamba Barrie is human rights activist, anti corruption, legal identity for all and anti female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigner, development expert, founder and Chief Country Coordinator Network-AID.
Wurie is born in a polygamous home to both illiterate father (late) and mother in Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am blessed with two boys currently.
Wurie have worked for national and international organisations.
Wurie is currently the Secretary General for West Africa Civil Society Organisations Sierra Leone Chapter, West Africa Civil Society Forum is endorsed by ECOWAS to coordinate all CSOs in West Africa. World Against Single Use of Plastic Africa (WASUP Africa) Secretary General & Comms Coordinator. Wurie is member of several bodies including ID4Africa Coalition, RWSN, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, Act4SDGs.
WASUP provide itself an understanding on act of refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle not on plastic but life itself to oneself, the environment and those around us.
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My Name is Sheku Bangura I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education Milton Magai College of Education and Technology and master’s in project management at Atlantic International University Certificate in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) at Global Institute for Youth development
- Certificate on anti-human Trafficking and smuggling
- Certificate on climate change Education for Our Earth
- Certificate Of Participation youths for Resilience, WFF.Environmental and disaster management, Woman for water partnership and Doers
- Member of youth’s constituency SDGS7
- Member of MGS Africa Region (Major Group and stakeholders in Africa)
- Member of Informal Support- S50
- Member of youth Environment Assemble Working Group (YEA)
- Member of United Nation Major Group for Children and youths
- Special Accreditation STOCKHOLM 50 +
- Ambassador of African Network of young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development
- Ambassador of Global Institute for Youths Development of Sierra Leone
- Founder and Executive Director Advocacy Network Against Irregular Migration (ANAIM)
- A Founder and member of Africa Migrants Forum
Working Experiences and related
- I work for the development and social reintegration of returned migrants/Refugees, victims of Trafficking and in persons focusing on the most vulnerable groups: women, children, and youths.
- I also provide psychosocial support for migrants who have gone through prison, tortured and advocate for reintegration support for them
- Advocate and provide support for migrants who were raped in middle East countries and returned with pregnancies and gave birth to fatherless babies (like school fees, Uniform transportation, and Lunch for their babies)
- I strengthen women, children, and youths to overcome their adversary days.
- I am a member of the Anti -Human Trafficking Task Force chaired by Ministry of Social Welfare, (MSW) of Sierra Leone
- I work to guarantee the protection of victims of trafficking and returned migrants, and with others around social awareness raising campaigns on human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and irregular migration.
- Member of WF WACSOF Sierra Leone
Working with IOM Sierra Leone with a project call Migrants as Messengers
- Africa Coordinator for WASUP (World Against Single Use of Plastic)
- We consult with international organization to burgeon our work and support the victims
WASUP Africa Secretariat: Wurie and Sheku agreed that Sierra Leone serve as WASUP Africa secretariat responsible to coordinate WASUP activities plan and actions in Africa .It was also resolved that the following offices are created (Africa Regional Coordinator ,Regional Secretary General-communication and Finance lead ) to ensure efficient and effective coordination, It is also resolved that Sheku Bangura Interim African Regional Coordinator, Wurie Mamadou Temba Barrie Africa regional Secretary General-Communication, Fatmata Fatima Bangura Finance Secretary and Saffie Kaloko Assistant Finance Secretary.
Action Points: the following action points were agreed upon:-
1. Continue mobilization of Africa across the African Region
2. Propose online meeting with Jennifer and Abdul Gatrad on Wednesday 9th March 2022 to present our plan for the smooth operation of WASUP in Africa
Summary: As a result of the meeting held recently with Professor Gatrad founder of WASUP one of the action point was for Wurie and Sheku to meet and coordinate WASUP Africa. This update highlight actions taken, progressive strides taken and action points moving forward. Wurie and Sheku had a meeting, and the following actions were taken:
Mobilizer Africa: 18 countries have been mobilized including China Bangladesh France
1) Nigeria 22
3) BurkinaFoso 2
4) DR Congo 4
5) Kenya 11
6) Ghana 8
7) Sierra Leone 55
8) Liberia 5
9) Gambia 3
10) Senegal 1
11) Guinea 2
12) Ivory Coast 1
13) Zimbabwe 2
14) France 2
15) China 1
16) Rwanda 1
17) Bangladesh 2
18) Somalia 1
Khanya Mhlongo – Chief Ambassador S Africa
My name is Khanya Mhlongo and I am the chief ambassador for WASUP in South Africa. I was born in KwaZulu Natal on the 14th of September 2005. I’m currently in high school attending Hilton College. It was at school where I was introduced to Routes 2 Resilience, a six-month course on sustainability and 21st century skills. At the end of this course a few of my friends and I presented the launch of our carbon consulting company via Zoom, where Prof Gatrad was watching. He connected with me and instantaneously I knew this was my kind of work. A time sensitive solution with formidable obstacles and creative people daring enough to pursue it. I’ve debated at a national level where teams have under an hour to construct complex argumentation, WASUP is my opportunity to do the same but with a few years instead of an hour and to build a sustainable future instead of a case.
Fatma Ahmed Al Sabahi – Chief Ambassador – Yemen
Fatma Ahmed Al-Sabahi, 25 years old, from Yemen. Graduated from Political Science at Jordan University. Currently studying a Master’s studies in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action in Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Has an interested in women’s political empowerment, and working as a researcher in Gender issues and violence against women (GBV). Passionate about Generating and creating solutions for Climate changes related issues.
Being part of the WASUP Group and Leaders for Change Organization, has inspired me and my team to draw a road map tackling Yemen’s Climate issues, looking for an applicable, affordable, and helpful solutions for Yemenis not just during war and conflict, but also during the coming peacetimes.
Ajida Osman- Chief Ambassador Malawi
WASUP Malawi have outlined the following activities
- We want to make use of all social media platforms to create awareness through posting fliers, short videos and posters containing WASUP messages
- We want to engage the authorities to allow us collaborate with the city assembly in the presidential initiative which involves cleaning (litter collection) in the cities every first Friday of the moth
- When Schools open in January 2021 we want to engage different primary and secondary schools to have clubs in which children and students will be implementing the simple WASUP objectives of awareness and litter collection in their surrounding areas. We will start with visiting schools from the southern region
- We also want to incorporate into creative arts subject, an activity which will involve the kinds learning how to make carrier bags using locally available materials. This will give people a message of getting rid of plastics while offering them alternative way of carrying their things from the market. This project will start at Focus International Academy as a pilot.