Transparency International Sierra Leone, formerly the National Accountability Group is a local non-profit, non-governmental anti-corruption advocacy civil society organization established as a taskforce in 2001 under Campaign for Good Governance after 7 professional Sierra Leoneans participated in the Annual Members Meeting and International Anti Corruption Conference in Prague, Czech Republic organised by Transparency International. The trip was funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Sierra Leone and the Open Society Institute (OSI) in New York and was organized and led by the then-Coordinator of Campaign for Good Governance and former Executive Director of NAG, Mrs Zainab Hawa Bangura.
In July 2004, TISL formerly NAG was reorganized as an independent organization with a mandate to achieve greater accountability, transparency and integrity in private and public affairs. It’s work is mainly dedicated to curb corruption; by holding local and national governments and public duty bearers accountable to the people of Sierra Leone, and to assist victims of corrupt practices.
In March 2008, TISL was granted a National Chapter in Formation Status by Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany
In September 2010, after duly serving as a Local Chapter in Formation and completing a Self Assessment Form of Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany for Full Chapter status, TISL was granted Full Accreditation by TI Secretariat as the Local Chapter in Sierra Leone.
This led to the change of name and logo in April 2011 at a ceremony held at the headquarters at 20 Dundas Street by the Vice Chairperson of the TI Movement, Barrister Akere Muna and the former Executive Director, Mrs Zainab Hawa Bangura.
TISL’s vision is to have a country in which the Government, the business community, private sector, civil society and the daily lives of the people are free from corruption and its negative effects.
To empower the citizenry of Sierra Leone through education, participation and opportunities to demand accountability and transparency in governance and promote the culture of personal integrity, ethics and anti-corruption in national and human development.