This brief summarises appropriate gift giving during initial community consultations in Sierra Leone. It is intended to provide an overview of good practices to support UNICEF, the WHO and other agencies as they interact with Paramount Chiefs prior the implementation of CCCs. It does not focus on the community consultation process more broadly, but specifically on gift giving during the first meeting.
The details have been collated from suggestions and insights provided by networks of anthropologists in the UK and US who
work in Sierra Leone (both in-‐country and remotely). These are general considerations that are broadly relevant for the Sierra Leone context, but teams should check with local counterparts for regional specificities.
The French version of the brief is available here.
Juliet Bedford / 2014 / UNMEER