UNDP Accelerator Labs in Sierra Leone Partners with Africell and Orange to Launch Toll-free Phone Line for Harnessing Innovative Ideas
UNDP Sierra Leone Resident Representative's statement at the handover Ceremony of Charcoal and Cookstove Development Centre andTesting Laboratory
In this report, we share with you some key outcomes from our work in achieveing the Sustainable Development Goals in Sierra Leone together with the Government and the poeple of Sierra Leone. These achievements are and our work in general is made possible with the generous support of our development partners/donors across the world. Thank you!
The saying goes that, ‘Water is life’. Indeed, for the people of Gbalan-thanllah village, Kambia district, SierraLeone a water project facilitated by GEF and UNDP has made this saying literal. Access to water for them is helping beyond mitigating health risks and supporting kids’ education. “It has helped to save our children and women from drowning in the river” said Osman the Village WASH Committee Secretary. Read the full story here.
In 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched 60 Accelerator Labs in an initial 78 countries as "a response to what we see happening in the UNDP's development environment. While development investments are making progress, the progress is not at a fast enough speed. These labs are teams of ethnographers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers that we are bringing into UNDP to work with our experts on biodiversity and gender equality and poverty reduction. We are marrying a capability in social innovation with development expertise. We are hoping this creates new momentum to break through on some of the really difficult challenges, like growing inequality and climate change". Gina Lucarelli, team leader of the Accelerator Lab network at UNDP. Read more about the Lab's launch in Sierra Leone here.
UNDP has had a presence in Sierra Leone since 1965, working in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities, contributing to inclusive growth, sustainabily, and efficient democratic governance.
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