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
Justice mobile app to fast-track court cases in Sierra Leone
May 22, 2017
The new mobile app is the first of its kind in Sierra Leone. It will be used at the highest level of the Judiciary including by the Chief Justice to monitor case progress in a speedy and efficient manner
Climate information and early warning to lessen disaster in remote areas
May 5, 2017
The simulation workshop, which was part the Climate Information and Early warning system Project supported by the Global Environmental Facility’s (GEF) Small Grant Programme (SGP), aimed to help improve knowledge on disaster management, particularly on early warning and timely response to floods.
From the graveside to the people’s heart: life skills for former burial team members
Apr 25, 2017
At the beginning of the epidemic, public perception of the burial team members was not that welcoming, as they were considered potential transmitters of the virus. In many cases the volunteers were pushed away by their very own communities and family members.
District disaster management committees trained to mitigate impact of disasters
Apr 11, 2017
The norm at the Sittia village has been the smoking of fish on large scale for sale in other parts of Sierra Leone. The fish smoking process is normally done through a barbeque over a very large fire. On a hot afternoon in late 2015, the sea and the land breeze clashed with a temperature above the normal average of 27.3 Degree Celsius. Within few hours, the fire ravaged the entire village and gutted down almost 50 houses. All that remained were ashes and thick smoke.
Energy-efficient cookstoves for people and planet
Dec 2, 2016
Most households in Sierra Leone use charcoal for cooking. The Cookstove Academy supports small business owners to produce improved stoves that are more energy efficient, and empowers them with skills and knowledge to upscale their businesses.
Improving Livelihood and access to basic services in border districts.
Nov 21, 2016
The project will also rehabilitate 95 social amenity structures including drinking water and sanitation facilities, schools and primary healthcare units (PHUs) prioritized by the beneficiary communities. Additionally, the community members will be empowered to lead the planning and implementation of the rehabilitation of the identified social amenity structures. This will provide employment to the members of the beneficiary communities and boost their livelihood.
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.