In December 2019, UNDP and WFP launched a new project funded by the UN Secretary General's Peacebuilding Fund to Mitigate localized resource-based conflicts and increase community resilience in Pujehun and Moyamba districts of Sierra Leone.
Energy consumption in Sierra Leone is dominated by biomass, which accounts for over 80% of energy used. The largest source of biomass energy is wood fuel followed by charcoal. Imported Petroleum Products are the next largest source of power at approximately 13%. Grid-generated electricity accounts for the remainder of the power supplied to the country’s citizens. Wood fuel is the traditional form of energy and is used almost exclusively by households for cooking and craft activities. With Climate Change threatening economies, more efforts are required to help the most vulnerable populations such Sierra Leone to be climate change resilient.
A summary of UNDP's achievements in 2018
As the world enters the last Decade of Action for/on the SDGs, the need to act in ways that recognize the intricate link between Climate and development is even more paramount. As we prepare for the crucial United Nations’ 26th climate conference (COP26) in November, UNDP is launching a new tool that uses the latest digital-gaming technology - Mission 1.5° to mobilize ALL PEOPLE for an ambitious climate action.
Since 2012, Sierra Leone has carried out assessments of its fragility status based on ,The New Deal Fragility Assessment, which uses a fragility spectrum based on various aspects of development. UNDP supported the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in the finalization and validation of the 2019 Fragility Assessment. This blog documented the validation of the report.
‘Beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today’ the Human Development Report 2019 indicates that inequalities in human development are not just about disparities in income and wealth.
Sierra Leone's maiden Open Day of the Fifth Parliament entitled ‘’making parliament of Sierra Leone visible and engaging with the public.’’

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