Neneh Conteh-Khali is Principal Statistician and head of Demographic Statistics Section in the Demographic, Health & Social Statistics Division. She has more than ten years of demographic work experience ranging from data collection, supervision, analysis, report writing and teaching.
She is a Fulbright alumna who holds a Master of Arts degree in Demography from Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, USA; a Postgraduate Diploma in Population Studies and Social Statistics from the Institute for Population Studies, Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL); and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography & Sociology from FBC, USL.
She worked with Statistics Sierra Leone from November 2002 to December 2006 in the Demographic & Social Statistics Unit, Census Project Unit and Special Projects Unit as Temporary Statistician. She also worked with the University of Sierra Leone as a Lecturer at the Institute for Population Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone from June 2008 to August 2019.
Neneh served as a volunteer primary school teacher for war affected children from 1997 to 2000 before earning her bachelor’s degree. Between December 2006 and June 2008, she was engaged as a researcher for different studies in short consultancies with various local and international NGOs, as well as government ministries, departments and agencies.
Ms. Conteh-Khali has participated in many national data collection exercises, including the 2004 Sierra Leone Population & Housing Census in which she served as District Technical Coordinator. Her thesis, “Socio-economic and Cultural Factors Influencing Desired Family Size in Sierra Leone” is published online via the Ohio universities consortium website - “Ohiolink".