Ambassador Bockari Stevens from the West African country of Sierra Leone is a Board
member and architect of the Sierra Leone Arc of Hope. His vision and leadership led to the initial Brainstorming Conference in Washington DC on November 15, 2008.
With more than twenty years of government service, thirteen of which were dedicated to advocacy and human rights, he has served as Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Cape Verde, Mali, and Guinea Bissau.
From 2007, he has continued in that capacity, representing Sierra Leone in the United States of America, Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad/Tobago and Guyana. Ambassador Stevens has used the opportunities of interacting with heads of states and corporations, and high government officials to advocate for positive change in Sierra Leone through capacity building, strengthening lines of communication and collaboration to preserve and protect each country’s natural resources.
Bockari Stevens earned his undergraduate degree from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone, a post graduate diploma from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Masters degree from Great Britain’s prestigious University of East London with a focus on Refugee Studies. Bockari is invigorated with the prospect of re-vitalizing Sierra Leone’s economy while helping others experience the country’s cultural diversity and rich heritage.