At an extraordinary meeting of the TVET Coalition, held on 9 February 2021, Mr. Ngolo Thomas Katta, Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM), Sierra Leone, was elected Chairman of the newly elected Steering Committee.
Mr. Katta succeeds Mr. Christopher Forster, President of Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, whose term of office has come to its end.
Ngolo Thomas Katta holds a Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS4) from the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), a Post-graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) from the Imperial College (University of London), a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone, a Certificate in Civil-Military Relations from the Center for Civil-Military Relations Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, a Certificate in Youth Development from the Bavarian Farmers Association Training Center Munich, a Certificate in Enhancing Critical Skills in the Fight against Corruption from Crown Agents London, and a Certificate in Conflict Prevention for West African Civilian Actors. He also completed a civilian course on ECOWAS Election Observation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. He is a semi facilitator for the BRIDGE course in Africa and has been an international elections observer for ECOWAS, AU, etc. in many African countries for the past ten years. He is also founding member and former Executive Director of the Centre for Coordination of Youth Activities (CCYA).
The TVET Coalition aims to jointly support the TVET system of Sierra Leone in delivering its mandate with the overarching objective of improving the employability of TVET graduates in Sierra Leone. In doing so, the Coalition also intends to create an environment that promotes the development of the private sector in Sierra Leone and positions the country as an attractive investment destination.
The newly elected members of the TVET Coalition Steering Committee are:
Mr. Ngolo Katta, Chairman
Mr. Abdul Razak Mansaray of NCTVA, representing GoSL
Ms. Edleen Elba of JobSearch, representing Private Sector
Ms. Abigail Stevens of CCYA, representing (I)NGOs
Mr. Francis Mason of Conforti, representing Training Providers
Mr. Lucas Dobelmann of GIZ, representing Bi- & Multilateral Organisations
For more information about the TVET Coalition, please contact: +23276606419, +23299699199, +23276762642 or TVET Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Institute of Human Resources (IHR) Sierra Leone