Village savings-scheme restores dignity to families
Nov 13, 2017
When the village savings-scheme was introduced in Shaika village six months ago, Seima was among the first to embrace the idea.
Sierra Leone welcomes Model United Nations
Nov 3, 2017
Funded by the UNDP Country Office, Model United Nations will bring the UN close to the young people of Sierra Leone with discussion on the role of youth in poverty, child safety through protection and inclusion, and the role of women in combatting climate change.
Water pumps help pupils get to school in remote communities
Oct 30, 2017
The only safe source of water close to her community broke down few months before they moved to Luawah and it was in need of urgent repair.
Blackout inspires youth to develop renewable energy generator
Oct 23, 2017
Kamara thought about a solution to the blackout problem, but couldn’t fix it alone.
Youth creativity takes center stage in the Social Good Summit
Oct 18, 2017
Youth creativity steals the show in this year’s Social Good Summit (SGS) held on Thursday, October 12 in Bo, Sierra Leone’s second capital.
Life-Saving Lyrics Fill the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
Oct 9, 2017
With support from UNDP, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Sierra Leone has developed a radio jingle, to raise awareness of the ways that human activity can be harmful to the environment. This is important to all people - and particularly important for those living in hazard prone areas.
LIFE AFTER THE MUDSLIDE
Oct 3, 2017
Having moved upward, nearer to the source of the landslide, the team is graciously welcomed by those who remain close to the area where they last saw their loved ones. Each has his or her story to tell. These stories are difficult to hear and it is difficult not to fixate on the personal items that remain, half buried in mud and rubble: clothes, shoes, and children’s toys.
UNDP – relief to recovery
Sep 15, 2017
As recovery rolls out one month after the emergency response to the 14 August landslide and floods, UNDP will continue to work with the Government of Sierra Leone moving towards sustainable and inclusive risk informed development.
Social Good Summit 2017-Future Now; Wetin now?
Sep 6, 2017
The Social Good Summit (SGS) is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held annually during United Nations General Week, SGS unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. During SGS, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place. This initiative is annually localized in various UNDP Country Offices worldwide.
UNDP stands with Sierra Leone in tragic times
Aug 17, 2017
Presumed the worst flooding incident in West Africa for almost two decades, the tragedy has affected more than 5000 residents including infants in 16 communities in Freetown. Motormeh, a mountainous community in Regent, adjacent Mount Sugar Loaf, is the worst affected community