Press Releases

  • Financial Inclusion Strategy for inclusive and resilient economic growth Dec 16, 2016

    The National Strategy for Financial Inclusion is a four-year plan that is developed through a consultative process in order to ensure that key stakeholders will work together to play their important roles in contributing to, and driving, financial inclusion.

  • AfHDR 2016 – pathways to reduce persistent gender inequality Nov 28, 2016

    The Report notes that women in Sierra Leone achieve only 81.4 percent of the levels of men in health, education and command over economic resources, which is significantly below the level of 87 percent achieved by women in Sub-Saharan Africa in general. This means that women in Sierra Leone have less choices, freedoms, capabilities and opportunities to lead long and healthy lives, be educated, and enjoy a decent standard of living compared to women in other Sub-Saharan African countries.

  • New project to promote reforms in Sierra Leone’s detention facilities launched Nov 4, 2016

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and US Department of State funded the project titled “From Prisons to Corrections: Promoting Institutional Reforms in Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS)”, seeks to address intractable and perennial challenges in detention facilities across Sierra Leone.

  • UNDP Sierra Leone prepares for SGS2016 Sep 15, 2016

    The Social Good Summit (SGS) is a one-day event examining how new technology and new media can drive sustainable development in Sierra Leone. This year’s SGS will be a one-day event and take place at Mary Kingsley Auditorium, Fourth Bay College, on 29th September, 2016.

  • automatic-weather-stations-to-reduce-climate-change-effects- Jul 15, 2016

    Sierra Leone has been very prone to disastrous weather conditions, as there has been very limited weather monitoring systems in place to record the effects of changing climates. This has led to the destruction of lives and properties. Presently Sierra Leone rates amongst three countries most prone flooding.

  • New project to build risk-informed and resilient health systems. Jul 14, 2016

    The workshop also included the training of 35 health sector and disaster management specialists drawn from Sierra Leone Police, National Fire Force, MOHS, ONS, Sierra Leone Red Cross and others in data collection, validation and processing

  • Women help minimise risk of flooding Jul 5, 2016

    Torrential rains have been a part of Sierra Leone´s climate for as long as anyone can remember, but due to high levels of deforestation, erosion, lack of waste management, and possibly the impacts of climate change they caused much more damage than in previous years. Slums flooded, people were forced to leave their homes and diseases followed in the footsteps of stagnant water.

  • Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors Jun 21, 2016

    This UNDP and UN Women joint project, which targets 2,500 survivors (focused on women and children), will be implemented in the hardest-hit districts in Sierra Leone. The project board consists of representatives from UNDP, UNWOMEN, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) and the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES). The board provides strategic direction and project oversight.

  • Peace-building Commission ends visit Jun 15, 2016

    The PBC Chairs reassured Sierra Leone of its commitment to continue its engagement in the country through the 2018 elections, recognizing that free and fair elections and a peaceful transfer of power will be an important milestone in Sierra Leone’s continued efforts in consolidating peace and democracy.

  • Career advisory services in schools to “catch them young.” Jun 13, 2016

    Whilst the project is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs through the National Youth Commission, technical, financial and logistical support is from the United Nations Development Programme. The objective of the CAPS is to help students sharpen their strengths and think about career paths early on in life in order to better compete for jobs.