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
Untapped potential within communities to support national development efforts through locally designed solutions will be harnessed much easily with the toll-free phone line short coded - 2030.
“Even in the face of several human tragedies and financial resource constraints, Sierra Leone has demonstrated resilience that defines a pathway to build on the country’s strength and minimizes vulnerabilities” UNDP Resident Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Samuel Doe.
Inefficient production and use of charcoal is resulting into large-scale deforestation in Sierra Leone. An estimated 533,000 Ha of forest area is required every year for meeting the current charcoal needs. More efficient ways of utilizing charcoal as cooking energy are required for environmental sustainability and climate resilience.
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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7 million

Population

52.9%

Income poverty rate

1,529 USD

GNI per capita

0.420

Human Dev. Index

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