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).
UNDP Support enhances media to fight Ebola “From crude to professional broadcasting.” Ransford Wright Feb 10, 2015The largest network of independent radio stations in Sierra Leone – the Independent Radio Network (IRN) was renowned for its work during elections, but when the Ebola epidemic struck, it was forced to move away from its comfort zone of providing non-partisan news about elections and election results to tackling the Ebola scourge.
Ending ebola and boosting business in Sierra LeoneFeb 3, 2015A UNDP supported Ebola awareness training and small-grants programme has given business owners like Ms. Kamara the tools they need to bring back clients and teach them how to keep safe.
Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workersDec 24, 2014For the third installment of their hazard pay entitlement, Sesay and her national colleagues, some 16,000 recipients across Sierra Leone, received text messages on their phones: how much money to expect and where to pick it up with a security code.
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