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Dr. Yakama Jones Award

Dr. Yakama Jones recognised for Excellence and Integrity

Dr. Yakama Jones Award Winner

Dr. Yakama Jones recognised as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Sierra Leone

Dr. Y M Jones,Amujae Leader

Dr. Yakama Jones, Amujae Leader at the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Presidential Centre for Women and Development

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Launching of the Yak Jones Foundation

Yak Jones Foundation Launch at Madam Wokie Gardens in 2016

Yak Jones Competition

Speaking at the Yak Jones Foundation Reading, Comprehension & Quiz Competition 2019

Yak Jones Competition Winners

With the first three contestants of the Yak Jones Foundation Reading,Comprehension & Quiz Competition

Human Capital Project Forum

Representing Sierra Leone at the Human Capital Project Forum in Washington DC

Human Capital Project Focal Person
Girls +

I am on the Board of Girls+ advocating to provide reproductive health education and services to adolescents and young people in Sierra Leone; and delivering programmes that help mitigate the risks and incidence of sexual abuse and violence against adolescents . Males are part of the conversation.

Human Capital Project Forum

HCP Project meeting of Focal Points. Focal Points are individuals in the public sector moving the human capital development agenda forward.

Girls + Team

Girls+ Board with Founder, Award Winning Journalist Asmaa James

IMF/World Bank Meeting

At the IMF/World Bank Meetings in the capacity as Director of Research & Delivery, Ministry of Finance, Sierra Leone

World Read Aloud Day ,2020

With the Chief Education Officer of SIerra Leone, Dr.Yata Kanu and Station Manager of 98.1, Asmaa Janes, after a radio programme promoting reading on World Read Aloud Day.

Contestants of Yak Jones Foundation Competition
Yak Jones Foundation & Tower Hill School

Yak Jones Foundation engages pupils of T the Tower Hill Municipal School on the importance of reading and donated some books

Yak Jones Foundation & Tower Hill School
Dr. Yakama Jones at Tower Hill School
50 Most Influential Sierra Leoneans

Dr. Yakama Manty Jones , named one of the 50 Most Influential Sierra Leoneans in 2018

50 Most Influential Sierra Leoneans

Dr. Jones with other award winners- Asmaa James, Fatima Seasay

‘Excellence Personified Award’ from Power Women 232

Receiving the ‘Excellence Personified Award’ from Power Women 232

‘Excellence Personified Award’

With my Husband to receive the ‘Excellence Personified Award’ from Power Women 232

The ‘Excellence Personified Award’
‘Excellence Personified Award’ Event
What Education is needed to industrialize Africa
The IMF & Gender Equality

WIth Kristalina Georgieva , Managing Director of the IMF

Yakama Jones & Kristalina Georgieva , Managing Director of the IMF
Yakama Jones & Tony Blair

After engaging Tony Blair, founder of the Tony Blair Institute in my capacity as Delivery Team Lead of the President's Delivery Team.

Yakama Jones & Prof. Matt Andrews

WIth Prof. Matthew Andrews of Harvard Kennedy School

Yakama Jones & Prof. David Ricardo

With Prof. David Ricardo , Harvard Kennedy School & The Growth Lab at Harvard University

Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School
Yakama Jones & Nabila Tunis

Met with Nabila Tunis, Minister of Planning and Economic Development during my trip to sign an MOU with KIVA and UNCDF for the launch of a digital financial inclusion project in Sierra Leone

Yakama Jones at UNGA
Dr Jones &  Rotary Club of Freetown

With the Rotary Club of Freetown after sight viewing for the establishment of a library at the Russell Primary School

Government of Sierra Leone hosts the President of the AfDB

With His Excellency the President of Sierra Leone, HE Julius Maada Bio, Her Excellency the First Lady, Madam Fatima Bio, the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina and leadership of the Ministry of Finance

Government of Sierra Leone hosts the President of the AfDB
Launch of the National Innovation and Digital Strategy

Some of the Team at the Directorate of Science , Technology and Innovation and Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Launch of the National Innovation and Digital Strategy
YakJonesFoundation and STEM Women
Brainteasers at Yak Jones Foundation's Competition
Yak Jones Foundation 2019 Competition Winners
Hedya-Gold Jones

In the fight to promote literacy, we need to 'catch them early'. Hedya-Gold , my daughter , reading a poem at the Yak Jones Foundation Competition .

Hedsania-Silver Jones

In the fight to promote literacy, we need to 'catch them early'. Hedsania-Silver , my daughter , reading a poem at the Yak Jones Foundation Competition .

Proud Mum Moment
Speaking on the importance of reading
Speaking on the importance of reading
With students of the Gateway Nursery and Preparatory School

With students of the Gateway Nursery and Preparatory School, leading engagements on the importance of reading

Books Books Books
Books and Reading Champions
Dr. Jones as Data Team Lead

Presenting excerpts of the Data Team's work on the President's Recovery Priorities to His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma and government partners

Collaborative Research

Leading engagements with the IMF Mission Chief for Sierra Leone, Karen Ongley on collaborative research with the Research and Delivery Division at the Ministry of Finance

Dr. Y Jones and Dr. D Sengeh

Launch of SLEDAT, the output of collaboration with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Finance , Bank of Sierra Leone and Statistics Sierra Leone

With IMF Resident Representative Monique Newark, Director of Public Debt Management- Ministry of Fin

With IMF Resident Representative Monique Newark, Director of Public Debt Management- Ministry of Finance and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton of the IMF

Speaking on Economic Diversification at the World Bank
Dr. Yakama Jones at MCCU
With colleagues and consultants from McKinsey & Co.

Leading in-country consultations for the development of the ECOWAS Human Capital Development Strategy

Human Capital Development Champion
HCD Champion in Washington DC
Discussions to end extreme poverty globally
The Economist
The Researhcer
Working to end extreme poverty
Advocating for Women's rights
Talking to the contestants of the 2019 Miss Sierra Leone contest
Financial Literacy

Graduating class of Dr. Jones' financial literacy for women class

Financial literacy class

Graduating class of Dr. Jones' financial literacy for women class

Gender and Energy Access

Mainstreaming gender in energy access training in Accra, Ghana

Empowerment of Women

After giving a talk on economic empowerment of women at Orange SL

Mentoring Startups

Mentoring start-ups as part of the Seed Stars Competition

Seedstars Freetown
With the President's Delivery Team in Togo
With the President's Delivery Team in Togo
Yak Jones Foundation Reading Competition
Donating books and learning materials
Reading  at Salpond Community School
Creative Arts at Yak Jones

Creativity, Computational skills, Comprehension, Civics, and critical thinking are the building blocks of education

Seven Days of STEM

Support STEM Women SL during seven days of STEM

The Entrepreneur

Promoting Crystal Clear Water branded for the ECOFEST Festival in Sierra Leone with participants from ECOWAS countries

With 'Catch me if you can'
A break from taking GPS coordinate collection

Collecting GPS coordinates for main markets in Freetown as part of ground work for the development of a tech solution for market shopping

Data Team

with McKinsey & Co and TBI Colleagues working on the President's Delivery Team

Books Books Books
Donating Books
Discussions during the 2019 Budget Hearing
Yakama Jones at Lifeline Nehemiah Projects
Data Producers and Data Users

With the Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development and the Statistician General after delivering the keynote address at the confernece for Data Producers and Data Users

ECREE in Ghana
Yak Jones Foundation and Project Pekin
Colleagues at the Ministry of Finance

Director of Research and Delivery, the Chief Economist, Assistant Director of Macro-Fiscal Policy Division, Director of Legal Affairs

Address on Entrepreneurship at the Under 30’s C.E.O Meet

Breaking down the Global Entrepreneurship Index at the 30 under 30 CEOs Event

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