Our Vision

To use science, technology and innovation to support the Government of Sierra Leone to deliver on its national development plan effectively and efficiently; and to help transform Sierra Leone into an innovation and entrepreneurship hub.
The Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) sits in the Office of the President and executes its functions through the Office of the Chief Minister. The Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) serves as an Advisor to the President and Chief Minister of Sierra Leone.

To execute on its mission and objectives, DSTI will seek guidance and external support by working closely with two active Advisory Groups: The Inter-Governmental Advisory Board and the Citizen’s Advisory Group.


  • SOLUTION ORIENTED. We are scientists, technologists, researchers, artists and more. But we are problem-solvers first. We believe that technology and innovation must be used to solve problems that impact the broader society.

  • AGILE. Every philosopher has a wise saying about time or the lack thereof. We agree, and that’s why we think, move, and build quickly.

  • PEER LEARNING. Humans and machines have been pursuing advanced knowledge since day 0. YES, self learning is important, AND we aspire to intentionally learn with and from others too.

  • OPEN. The biggest challenges of our time will not be solved in a cubicle by a lone genius. That is why at DSTI we believe in openly engaging with all our partners to tackle these challenges.

  • COLLABORATIVE. At DSTI, diversity is not a checkbox. It is embedded in how we work. As such, we enable an environment of open collaboration where everyone can offer their best and most fulfilling selves.

  • FUTURE-FOCUSED. More data has been created in the past 2 years than in the entire human history! The future world for which we are creating solutions today is hard to imagine. So we must stay focused on the future.

Strategic Pillars

Data for Decision Making

Enabling real-time decision support for public officials through state-of-the-art analytical methods and visualization

Service Delivery & Citizen Engagement

Develop data systems, solutions and designs that support secure cross-sector collaboration and planning with government ministries departments and agencies.

Data Systems & Technology Design

Provide citizens with digital services and solutions that enhance their engagement with government.

Ecosystem Strengthening

Support the innovation culture and enhance a network of researchers, data scientists and innovators and entrepreneurs in SL.

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