Regína Bjarnadóttir has been hired as a director of development projects with Aurora Foundation

Regína has been the Head of Research at Arion bank, one of the largest banks in Iceland, since November 2013. Previously she worked as an economist in the Economic department of the Central Bank of Iceland from late 2007. She was a programme manager with UNDP in Guyana 2005-2007 and a commodity specialist with CRU Analysis and CRU Strategies in London from 2001 to 2005.

Aurora foundation has decided to put more emphasis on its work in development and thus has hired Regina to lead that role. She will initially be situated in Iceland but spent substantial amount in the areas where the fund is working in close cooperation with local personnel. Regina has a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Iceland and MSc in Development Economics from School of Oriental and African Studies in London.


Thank you note from the First Lady in Sierra Leone

Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma the First Lady of Sierra Leone sent a thank you note to the Chairman of Aurora Foundation Ólafur Ólafsson. In the letter she thanks Aurora and Ólafur in particular the great support the Fund has showed her people now at difficult times when the country is fighting Ebola. But the Foundation has greatly supported the fight against Ebola by sending medical equipment and donated funds for food packages for vulnerable persons. The First Lady also expresses her gratitude to Aurora Foundation for all the support the Foundation has given through the past few years but Aurora has supported various projects in the country.

Many interesting projects are currently in the pipeline, but a PPP contract was signed recently about operating four fish landing sites in Sierra Leone. Two contracts with two micro finance companies have also been signed but further info on these projects can be found on the project page of this website.


Aurora´s support to Sierra Leone in the local media

The press in Sierra Leone has been talking about Aurora´s support to Ebola related projects that are a cooperation of Aurora Foundation and the First Lady. Part of Aurora´s support was a food donation to the less privileged such to orphanages and to the homeless in Freetown.

The food donation came at times when there was a battle to get Zero more cases and all persons in Sierra Leone were asked to stay at home for three days.

The latest article can be read here:

http://awoko.org/2015/04/01/sierra-leone-news-first-lady-aurora-foundation-feed-less-privileged/