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 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
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.