Hey there -
Many hours layover in Brussels but its given me the chance to hatch a scheme with a former TRC researcher also passing thru to get the final printed report to the President so he will issue the legislative recommendations to his cabinet and from there to Parliament. Step by step!
We got a text message after the press conference from a top foreign dignitary in the country... It said: Well done. Unprecedented commitment from President Kabbah. Lets talk when you can.
Again, your comments are encouraging and inspiring -- with the exception of Doug who posted most recently. As for your remarks Doug, it is sad but true that Angelina's presence moved some mountains. We are so fortunate to have her as an ally. And as for hubris, maybe some day you will get to see how we work first-hand, and how much emphasis is placed on empowering local groups to do for themselves rather than grandstanding. I think life is too short to spend time naysaying...there is so much to be done and we can all play our part.
Speaking of local partners, I keep being stymied with photo uploads. I will be posting pix of some of the guys we are working with in Sierra Leone as well. Maybe they will take a minute to post something from thier perspective!
The other good news is that Angie has promised to go back in June or July this year to help keep things moving forward. I guess this blog is going to stay alive! By the way, she and I talked about concepts for a site she could build to provide information and opportunities for engagement on a range of issues she is passionate about.Let me know what you would want to see there...