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.
Solar energy gets a boost in Sierra LeoneAug 3, 2015Aiming to start changing behaviors, the programme also distributed solar lanterns and radios to staff, to generally promote the use of solar energy and to boost staff welfare, health and security, especially as some of the neighbourhoods where staff members live can go for days, sometimes weeks, without electricity. A total of 200 solar lanterns and radios were distributed to UN staff in Freetown.
“Small arms pose a great threat to society” as Sierra Leone launches weapons collection in border areas. Jul 31, 2015The project launch which attracted local authorities, government officials, security officials, civil society organizations and development partners is a pilot weapons collection programme that will target border towns and villages in ECCOWAS countries including Niger, Mali, Guinea, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. It hopes to collect arms in exchange for development activities, which would be made possible through the 5.6 Million Euros funding from the European Union.
Climate change might undermine decades of development gains.Jul 23, 2015According to analyses done in 2012 for the development of Sierra Leone’s Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change will lead to severe consequences in Sierra Leone including: decreased agricultural productivity, degradation of the coastline and damage to coastal structures, a shift from tropical rain forest to dry forest, food and nutrition insecurity, water stress and severe economic impacts that will undermine decades of development gains.
Ebola Response and Recovery Jul 20, 2015The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been the worst of its kind in recorded history. Over 11 thousand people, including over 3,900 in Sierra Leone.
As Ebola ebbs, justice gets a boost in Sierra LeoneJun 24, 2015Before the outbreak, mobile courts helped ensure defendants in remote areas got fair trials. Moving courts closer to crime scenes means victims, witnesses and local communities can take part. With UNDP support, mobile courts are now back in session, helping to clear the backlog of cases in Moyamba and three more of the worst affected regions.
Policing the police: UNDP helps to improve internal investigation squadApr 1, 2015Sierra Leone Police’s Complaint Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID), is transforming itself with help from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Rebuilding Sierra Leone’s health care begins with eco-friendly disposal of medical waste Mar 19, 2015A delegation from the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated the installation of an autoclave used for the safe disposal of medical waste at the Goderich Emergency Surgical and Paediatric Hospital just outside Freetown.
Financial literacy communication intervention for Ebola response workers releasedFeb 18, 2015The Government of Sierra Leone through the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), in partnership with United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the Financial Literacy Communication Intervention for Ebola Response Workers (ERWs).