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Hon. Francess Piagie Alghali

Minister of State, Office of the Vice-President, Sierra Leone

Mrs. Francess Piagie Alghali is currently the Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. She is the Principal Assistant to the Vice-President and supervises Sierra Leone Extractives Transparency Initiative Unit (SLEITI) and is Chairperson of the SLEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group, the Millennium Challenge Corporation Coordinating Unit (MCCU), Private Public Partnership Unit (PPP), the Scaling up Nutrition Secretariat (SUN).

She has over 20 years of experience in administration and management during which time she has held leadership positions in national institutions. She was Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, the National Human Rights Institution from 2010 to 2015 and has substantial experience in human rights. She also served as Foundation Registrar of Njala University one of the Public Universities in Sierra Leone. She holds a B.A Hons. Degree in Modern History, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Education Degree.  She has also attended several conferences and professional development programs on Human Rights, Higher Education Management, Leadership and Strategic Change and Women’s Leadership, at some of which she has presented research papers, served as resource person and as facilitator. She is married with two sons.