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Sewing and stitching their way out of poverty – The Koroma brothers

UNDP creates opportunities for decent work and economic growth for peace and development in Sierra Leone.  


Sierra Leone: Empowering youth to build lasting peace

With over 60% of youth out of jobs, Sierra Leone faces one of the highest youth unemployment rates in West Africa a decade after a devastating civil war. Lack of skilled labour paired with a…  


Disaster response helps build community resilience against perennial floods

Sierra Leone’s geographical location, land characteristics, large number of rivers, monsoon climate make the country increasingly susceptible to the impact of climate change and natural disasters and…  


Sustainable land management helps restore livelihoods in Sierra Leone

Severe land degradation, caused by the unsustainable use of forest resources, slash-and-burn farming methods and wildfires that destroy crops has resulted in the loss of productive agricultural areas,…  


New procedures contribute to credible elections, high voter turnout in Sierra Leone

In November 2012, 19-year-old Patricia Saffa voted for the very first time. But the Sierra Leonean didn’t just cast a ballot – she also served as a party agent during the distribution of voter ID…  


Saturday Courts Help Tackle Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

The prevalence of incidences of SGBV in Sierra Leone presents a serious challenge to the advancement of women’s rights and peace consolidation, and this has been worsened by a perception that the…  

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