UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremismNov 23, 2015The four-year UNDP initiative aims to address the root causes and enabling factors of violent extremism, and proposes actions across different types of countries – those directly affected by violent extremist acts such as Kenya, Mali and Nigeria; those suffering the spill over effects, such as Cameroon and Chad; and those that could be at risk.
Sierra Leone launches first mobile financial services guidelinesNov 17, 2015Following the successful digitization of hazard payments to over 24,000 Ebola Response Workers under the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response by UNDP and UNCDF, the Government of Sierra Leone committed to advance its transition from cash to digital payments by joining the UN partnership, the Better Than Cash Alliance.
Community Policing project launched in Kambia.Nov 16, 2015With the outbreak of Ebola in the Mano River Union countries, which started in Guinea and the fact that the epidemic is still not over in Guinea, the need for strong security screening and high alert in the border areas, is not only significant for preventing any further Ebola case crossing the border, but also addressing the rising trans-national crime taking root in the West African region.
Climate change poses dire consequences - Minister SaysNov 3, 2015Sierra Leone’s Minister of Water Resources, Momodu Maligi III, has warned that changes in the climatic condition of Sierra Leone will have dire consequences on the rural population calling for concerted efforts to “speedily tackle the menace with determination.”
New Independent Police Complaints Board to “ensure greater accountability and peace.”Oct 20, 2015The President made these comments when launching the Complaints Board in the presence of young secondary school girls, several senior ministers, the Attorney General, the Inspector General of Police, diplomats and civil society members. President Koroma noted that with the new institution available to investigate complaints against the police “Citizens now have access to a prompt and transparent process in handling and investigating complaints against the police.”
Rural areas excluded from economic growth, human development, African Economic Outlook Report shows.Oct 9, 2015The Africa Economic Outlook Report special theme titled Regional Development and Spatial Inclusion and Sierra Leone Country Note was launched by the Minister of State for Finance and Economic Development in Freetown. The launch was attended by other senior government policy analysts, development partners, civil society groups, think tanks and academics
After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s developmentSep 28, 2015Leadership, innovation and targeted investments in a number of social sectors have led to transformative interventions and in many cases revolutionized people’s lives, says an annual report produced jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), called “Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals”.
Amputee’s affordable prosthetics wins 2015 Youth Innovation Award.Sep 28, 2015Archippus Sesay, a single-leg amputee from Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone is the winner of the 2015 Youth Innovation Award, held by UNDP Sierra Leone at the Mary Kingsley Auditorium, Fourah Bay College in Freetown. The Award was the climax of this year’s Social Good Summit in Sierra Leone organized under the theme Youth Innovation for Post-Ebola Recovery and Sustainable Development.
Social Good Summit 2015 in Sierra Leone focuses on the new Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015The Social Good Summit in Sierra Leone is part of more than 100 Social Good Summits organized around the world to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in September.
Sierra Leone to host Social Good Summit 2015:Sep 15, 2015United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone will join the global community to observe the Social Good Summit (SGS). Innovation for Social Good is a much-needed ingredient in our post-Ebola Recovery drive along with environment protection and youth empowerment. Our country relies on young people with innovative ideas to provide solutions for not only post-Ebola recovery but also to address challenges facing Sierra Leone including climate, ending poverty, employment and sustainable development in general. This year’s Social Good Summit (SGS) in Sierra Leone is a one-day meet-up to discuss how new technology and innovation for social good initiatives around the country.
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