Meet Mrs Victorial Fumikeh Nicol

Mrs. Victoria Fumikeh Nicol has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and an MSc Econ in Information and Library studies from the Aberystwyth, University of Wales. Mrs. Nicol, is a professional Librarian, with over 30 years-experience. She has worked for various institutions including the Sierra Leone Library Board, The Independent Media Commission, The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency.

Mrs. Nicol is currently an employee at the Directorate of Technology and Information Management charged with the responsibility of manning the Library and Research Unit at the National Minerals Agency for over 9 years. This Unit provides geological and mining information services to potential investors, mining companies, staff of the Agency, the public and other stakeholders. As head of this Unit she has acquired vast knowledge and experience in the operations of both industrial and Artisanal and small scale mining in Sierra Leone.

In 2016, she served as secretary of the Sierra Leone Kimberley Process Multi-stakeholder Taskforce which was renamed the Kimberley Process / ASM Tripartite Structure in 2019. The Sierra Leone Kimberley Process / ASM Tripartite Structure undertook the second phase of the project titled “Support of the Kimberley Process in the Mano River Union at the Regional and National level, combat smuggling of minerals and enhance the development and livelihood aspect of artisanal mining”. The project was funded by the European Union and German Government, facilitated by GIZ and implemented by the Mano River Union Secretariat. The project has provided her with a vast knowledge on the operations and livelihood of artisanal mining not only in Sierra Leone but across the Mano River Union Countries