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  • Pit latrine to combat sanitation concern in orphanage Oct 13, 2016

    The orphanage is also home to some children spared by the deadly Ebola virus disease that claimed the lives of their dear parents. Others are children of amputees and war wounded who lost their limbs and hands during Sierra Leone’s decade long civil war that ended in 2002.

  • Freetown youth wind-powered generator wins development innovation award Oct 10, 2016

    Access in most part of city still remains a pipe dream. Communities that have access still suffer from intermittent power cuts. Though the capital Freetown enjoys a substantial access to electricity from the national grid, public electricity services are limited to some selected areas which further exacerbates the poverty situation.

  • UNDP Sierra Leone prepares for SGS2016 Sep 15, 2016

    The Social Good Summit (SGS) is a one-day event examining how new technology and new media can drive sustainable development in Sierra Leone. This year’s SGS will be a one-day event and take place at Mary Kingsley Auditorium, Fourth Bay College, on 29th September, 2016.

  • Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors Sep 8, 2016

    Battling Ebola was horrific but more terrifying was the economic hardship after having lost everything. The Kallon family are one of many beneficiaries of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative that seeks to sustainably restore livelihoods of the Ebola survivors in Kailahun, Kenema, Moyamba, Port Loko, Bombalili, Tonkolili, and Koinadugu districts.

  • automatic-weather-stations-to-reduce-climate-change-effects- Jul 15, 2016

    Sierra Leone has been very prone to disastrous weather conditions, as there has been very limited weather monitoring systems in place to record the effects of changing climates. This has led to the destruction of lives and properties. Presently Sierra Leone rates amongst three countries most prone flooding.

  • New project to build risk-informed and resilient health systems. Jul 14, 2016

    The workshop also included the training of 35 health sector and disaster management specialists drawn from Sierra Leone Police, National Fire Force, MOHS, ONS, Sierra Leone Red Cross and others in data collection, validation and processing

  • Women help minimise risk of flooding Jul 5, 2016

    Torrential rains have been a part of Sierra Leone´s climate for as long as anyone can remember, but due to high levels of deforestation, erosion, lack of waste management, and possibly the impacts of climate change they caused much more damage than in previous years. Slums flooded, people were forced to leave their homes and diseases followed in the footsteps of stagnant water.

  • Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors Jun 21, 2016

    This UNDP and UN Women joint project, which targets 2,500 survivors (focused on women and children), will be implemented in the hardest-hit districts in Sierra Leone. The project board consists of representatives from UNDP, UNWOMEN, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) and the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES). The board provides strategic direction and project oversight.

  • Peace-building Commission ends visit Jun 15, 2016

    The PBC Chairs reassured Sierra Leone of its commitment to continue its engagement in the country through the 2018 elections, recognizing that free and fair elections and a peaceful transfer of power will be an important milestone in Sierra Leone’s continued efforts in consolidating peace and democracy.

  • Career advisory services in schools to “catch them young.” Jun 13, 2016

    Whilst the project is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs through the National Youth Commission, technical, financial and logistical support is from the United Nations Development Programme. The objective of the CAPS is to help students sharpen their strengths and think about career paths early on in life in order to better compete for jobs.