Representatives of government institutions, civil society, NGOs and the private sector
attended a validation workshop in Freetown on October 18-19, 2017. One and One-half days
of discussions provided suggested revisions to the draft AIAP. Based on this input, the working group prepared a revised AIAP.
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The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century. Originally the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded into slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in 1787 and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia. After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, British crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown.