http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-03-08T04:11:57.418ZArticlesAdobe CQCivil registration to benefit citizens and improve service email@example.comChief Registrar and head of the National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Dr Max Sesay, has said that a new UNDP supported civil registration project will help the Government consolidate citizens data and enhance the effective delivery of services as well as improve monitoring of government programmes and policies, during a Technical Taskforce Workshop in Freetown, Friday February 21 Friday.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/21/civil-registration-to-benefit-citizens-and-improve-service-delivery2014-02-28T10:01:28.564Z2014-02-28T10:01:28.564Z602 young entrepreneurs graduate in Makeni and Newtonnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahA total of 602 young entrepreneurs in Newton, Western Rural District and from the Business Development Service centre operated by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in Makeni, the Northern Regional capital, have graduated on the 28th January and 7th February 2014 respectively. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/602-young-entrepreneurs-graduate-in-makeni-and-newton2014-02-13T16:33:02.005Z2014-02-13T16:33:02.005ZUNDP Country Director calls for the constitutional review process to promote social justice and peace firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP Country Director, Sudipto Mukerjee, has said at a technical workshop organized for members of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) that “The constitutional review process must be owned by the people of Sierra Leone.” Delivering a keynote statement at the workshop at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom, in Freetown, he added that the review of the constitution must “…promote social justice, consolidate peace and prevent the repetition of violent conflict that Sierra Leone has witnessed in its recent past.” The workshop ends today 7th February 2014.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/06/-undp-country-director-calls-for-the-constitutional-review-process-to-promote-social-justice-and-peace-2014-02-07T11:31:24.394Z2014-02-07T11:31:24.394ZAfrica Mining Vision Day calls for a more sustainable, people-centred mining email@example.com://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/03/africa-mining-vision-day-calls-for-a-more-sustainable-people-centred-mining-agenda2014-02-05T16:11:30.648Z2014-02-05T16:11:30.648ZUN Envoy: Constitutional Review Process Unique Opportunity firstname.lastname@example.org://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/30/un-envoy-constitutional-review-process-unique-opportunity-2014-02-05T18:46:33.411Z2014-02-05T18:46:33.411ZUNDP Urges Governments to Help End Suffering in CARnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahBrussels/New York - As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country. High level representatives of donor governments, including France and the United States, as well as the African Union and European Union, are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how to respond to recent sectarian violence that has uprooted nearly one million people in the country. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/21/undp-urges-governments-to-help-end-suffering-in-car2014-01-22T09:47:22.752Z2014-01-22T09:47:22.752ZTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION email@example.comThis year’s observance of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation comes amid intensifying international efforts to accelerate progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015, the internationally agreed deadline. Concurrently, the South has assumed a greater role in the global development landscape. In many developing countries incomes are up, poverty is declining and hope is rising. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/12/the-secretary-general-message-on-the-united-nations-day-for-south-south-cooperation-2013-09-12T09:19:18.302Z2013-09-12T09:19:18.302ZSierra Leone issues first “State of the Youth” firstname.lastname@example.orgSierra Leone today launched its first ever “Status of the Youth” report, painting the most comprehensive situation update on youth employment, education, well-being and participation in the development process.
“We know that a nation can only rise with its youths,” said Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, launching the report on International Youth Day in the presence of the country’s development partners, including Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/12/sierra-leone-issues-first-state-of-the-youth-report2013-12-10T15:01:43.094Z2013-12-10T15:01:43.094ZMinisters launch Local Economic Development Projects in Kenema worth over US$280,email@example.comA brand new city abattoir equipped with a refrigerator room and a water purification center were built by the Kenema City Council while the Kenema District Council undertook the construction of a community health center in Hangha Town, outside Kenema city. The projects were funded UNDP and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) under the Local Government and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) and the Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) Programme also supported by UN-WOMENhttp://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/02/ministers-launch-local-economic-development-projects-in-kenema-worth-over-us-280-0002013-08-21T09:17:25.268Z2013-08-21T09:17:25.268ZSierra Leone celebrates World Environmental Day 2013 and launches Small Grants Programme.firstname.lastname@example.orgThe UN family in collaboration with the Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone, various government departments working on environment have organized two separate events, including the launch of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme to mark this year’s World Environmental Day, June 5th in Freetown.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/05/sierra-leone-celebrates-world-environmental-day-2013-and-launches-small-grants-programme-2013-06-24T09:34:31.379Z2013-06-24T09:34:31.379ZNAYCOM 2013 graduate internship programme commences email@example.comThe National Youth Commission, with technical support from UNDP, has today Monday 3rd June, commenced the second year of the Graduate Internship Programme (GIP), with the aim of promoting decent employment opportunities for Sierra Leonean graduate youths. The Programme, which was successfully piloted last year will benefit over 300 graduates from tertiary education institutions wishing to acquire productive work experience.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/03/naycom-2013-graduate-internship-programme-commences-today-2013-06-12T14:32:55.823Z2013-06-12T14:32:55.823ZUNDP Sierra Leone launches new website on Adobe CQ5noemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasUNDP in Sierra Leone joined a list of other UNDP country offices that are upgrading their online presence through UNDP‘s Web Upgrade Project, which seeks to develop high standards of online communication across UNDP. “As Sierra Leone moves forward to consolidate democracy, review the constitution and continue to enhance inclusive economic growth, the new UNDP website will be a good source of information for the public and partners”, said Mohamed Abchir, acting Country Director.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/01/undp-sierra-leone-launches-new-website-on-adobe-cq52013-05-02T10:47:40.880Z2013-05-02T10:47:40.880ZGlobal South is key to accelerating Human Development in sub- Saharan Africanoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomas"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/14/global-south-is-key-to-accelerating-human-development-in-sub-saharan-africa2013-03-20T13:41:46.323Z2013-03-20T13:41:46.323ZGovernment of Sierra Leone, UNDP Agree and Sign Country Programme Action Plan for 2013-2014 in Freetownnoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasThe Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, last week in Freetown on the eve of the inauguration of the President of Sierra Leone for his second five year term, agreeing on the strategic priorities for the next two years. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/21/government-of-sierra-leone-undp-agree-and-sign-country-programme-action-plan-for-2013-2014-in-freetown2013-03-04T15:32:07.652Z2013-03-04T15:32:07.652ZMoyamba district council commissions new socio-econimic firstname.lastname@example.orgThe newly appointed Minister of Local Government and Rural development (MLGRD), Hon Mrs. Diana Konomanyi has commissioned a rural market and a Community Resource Centre for youth in the Sembehun and Moyamba towns, Southern Sierra Leone last week as part of the UNDP/UNCDF funded Local Government Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP).http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/04/moyamba-district-council-commissions-new-socio-econimic-projects2013-02-18T03:56:20.499Z2013-02-18T03:56:20.499ZSierra Leone votes in landmark email@example.comSierra Leone headed to the polls on 17 November to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils. The complex election marks a critical milestone for the country, ten years after the end of its brutal civil war. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/11/16/sierra-leone-votes-in-landmark-elections2013-02-18T03:57:03.439Z2013-02-18T03:57:03.439ZUNDP Supporting Sierra Leone to Eradicate the “menace” of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Communities – The Case of the Saturday Courts Projectnoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasIn a recent community outreach session organized by the Family Support Unit (FSU) in Kenema, civil society activists, community members and police officers joined mostly teenage pupils in the streets to raise awareness on the rise of sexual and gender based violence. During the rally that followed, one of the community activists, Christiana Massaquoi expressed the feelings of many present when she said: “Sexual abuse is a menace in our society… it must be eliminated in our communities.”http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/01/30/undp-supporting-sierra-leone-to-eradicate-the-menace-of-sexual-and-gender-based-violence-in-communities-the-case-of-the-saturday-courts-project2013-04-10T15:55:29.059Z2013-04-10T15:55:29.059ZFrom Market Beggar to Shoe Producer in Sierra Leone – “The most important thing is that now I have hope for the future”firstname.lastname@example.orgThe story of Umaru Kargbo, in Sierra Leone’s Northern City of Makeni, 113 miles from the capital city of Freetown, is one of resilience and of sheer determination to lift oneself out of poverty. It is also the story of how a country riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youths rampaging through the countryside is emerging slowly into one where its hitherto marginalized youths are participating in national development and social transformation.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/01/30/from-market-beggar-to-shoe-producer-in-sierra-leone-the-most-important-thing-is-that-now-i-have-hope-for-the-future-2013-02-18T04:00:17.403Z2013-02-18T04:00:17.403ZUNDP and UNEP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leonenoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasAccurate and timely weather information is taken for granted in much of the world, but it is almost entirely absent in Sierra Leone as much of the country's meteorological infrastructure was lost during the decade-long civil war. It is against this background that UNDP, in collaboration with the UN’s Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2011/11/11/undp-and-unep-support-restoration-of-meteorological-services-in-sierra-leone2013-02-13T16:31:02.017Z2013-02-13T16:31:02.017ZCivil Society Organisation-UNDP Forum Elects New Executivenoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisThe Civil Society Consultative Forum, a partner of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has elected a new executive in Bo City. Those elected are expected to man the affairs of the Forum for the next two years.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2010/08/02/civil-society-organisation-undp-forum-elects-new-executive2013-02-18T04:30:17.212Z2013-02-18T04:30:17.212Z