Mohamed Sheshu Sheriff, the Executive Secretary of Sierra Leone’s APRM National Secretariat, is set to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in significant events focusing on governance across the continent.

Sheriff’s primary involvement will be in the “6th APRM Annual Methodology Forum: National Structures Retreat,” scheduled for May 21-22, 2024. The forum’s theme, “Enhancing Effectiveness of National Structures on Delivery of APRM Mandate,” aims to address the lack of visibility of National Structures among various stakeholders, including citizens, public institutions, the private sector, media, academia, civil society, and developmental partners.

Discussions at the retreat will cover topics such as human and financial resource limitations, inadequate planning tools, coordination challenges between the Continental Secretariat and National Structures, and lack of coherence.

The goal is to analyze the political, policy, strategic, and operational consequences of these challenges and develop recommendations. The event aims to foster productive discussions within the regional, continental, and global political economy contexts.

In addition to the forum, Sheriff will also participate in a “High-Level Taskforce meeting on the criteria for the selection of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons” on May 23, 2024. Furthermore, he will contribute to the “Africa Day High-Level Symposium on Global Governance and Fundamental Changes Taking Place in the World: Africa’s Perspectives and Responses” on May 24, 2024.

Accompanying Sheriff is Mohamed Alpha Koroma, Programme Assistant at the APRM National Secretariat in Freetown. Together, they will collaborate with the Continental Secretariat leadership to advance the implementation of Sierra Leone’s APRM Second Generation Review, slated to commence this year.