Fellowship Year: 2024
Nationality: Sierra Leone
Job Title: Minister of Information and Civic Education
Organisation: Government of Sierra Leone


Job Title: Minister of Information and Civic Education

Organisation: Government of Sierra Leone

Professional History: Chernor A. Bah serves as the Minister of Information and Civic Education for Sierra Leone, overseeing civic engagement initiatives and acting as the chief government spokesperson.

An unwavering women's rights leader and global activist, Chernor has notably co-founded and led Purposeful, a prominent Africa-rooted global women's rights hub that champions the rights of girls and young people, impacting over 150 countries. Before his ministerial appointment, he worked to transform the global development landscape, advocating for its decolonisation and fostering a more inclusive space for girls’ rights, global education and youth empowerment.

Appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General on several occasions, his expertise has informed high-level panels on global education, girls rights, and youth peace and security.

Chernor's contributions to global discourse have been featured in prestigious publications including The Lancet, The New York Times, Africa is a Country.

Academic and professional credentials: MA in International Peace Studies - University of Notre Dame, USA - 2011
BSc in Political Science - Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone 2006

Programs: Harvard Public Leadership Credential Program - 2021 - Present
Global Youth Fellow | 2006 | United Nations Population Fund


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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.