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The collaboration between Iceland and Sierra Leone is focused on development cooperation. Development cooperation between Iceland and Sierra Leone began in 2018 with Iceland‘s collaboration with the West African Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP), funded by the World Bank, with the overall objective of supporting the sustainable use of marine resources and enhancing livelihoods in fishing communities. Iceland’s focus has been on improving livelihoods in coastal communities through a holistic approach, including WASH and improved handling of fish catches in collaboration with UNICEF in the country and the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. Iceland has also, since 2020, supported the work of UNFPA in Sierra Leone for improved quality of life for girls and women living with obstetric fistula and is currently supporting Home-Grown School Meals with WFP. Other programmes are being prepared.


Embassy of Iceland in Freetown

Address: 28 Fudia Terrace, Spur Loop, Freetown 

Phone: +232 72 15 51 55

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 08:30-16:00 Friday 08:30-13:30.

Ásdís BjarnadóttirHead of Mission[email protected]
Kjartan Atli ÓskarssonFirst Secretary[email protected]

Head of Mission

Ásdís Bjarnadóttir

Curriculum Vitae

Foreign service career

Present Head of Mission / Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Iceland in Freetown

2018-2019 Private Sector Collaboration, Directorate of Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2019-2021 Adviser, World Bank Team, Directorate of Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2021-2023 Adviser, Bilateral Development Cooperation, Directorate of Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Other relevant work experience

2012-2016 Regional Programme Development Coordinator, Finn Church Aid, Asia Regional Office, Cambodia

2008-2011 Administrative and Project Coordinator, Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA)


2007 MSc Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

2003 BA French and Social Anthropology, The University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (2nd year Erasmus placement at the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France)


Fluent English and French, basic Danish and German

Ásdís Bjarnadóttir is born on 23rd May 1977. She is married to Alistair Moir, and they have one son, Kári Davíð Moir.


Asdis Bjarnadottir, Head of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Freetown

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