Case studies

Rural Energy Activating Livelihoods (REAL) in Sierra Leone

Rural Energy Activating Livelihoods (REAL) in Sierra Leone

The overall objective of this programme is to improve the quality of livelihoods in rural communities through acess to renewable energies.

Minerals rights administration project (Phase II)

Minerals rights administration project (Phase II)

Following the implementation of an administrative system for mineral rights, this second phase of the project aimed to solidify the administrative system, ensure its sustainable usage and accentuate the impact the system is generating.

Bringing to life the UN Convention on Rights of persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone

Bringing to life the UN Convention on Rights of persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone

SL Young Voices helps Young people with disabilities lobby their governments to sign, ratify and implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Breaking the silence on girls' and women's rights in Sierra Leone

Breaking the silence on girls' and women's rights in Sierra Leone

This project aims at strengthening Civil Society Organisations to become an effective force for the defence of human rights.

Increasing knowledge on Reproductive Health and Early Childhood Care and Development

Increasing knowledge on Reproductive Health and Early Childhood Care and Development

The project builds on the premise that children need stimulation and developmental support from the time of birth. Their development needs to be monitored in order to detect developmental delays and take appropriate preventative and curative action.

Transforming smallholder agriculture through better commercialisation in Sierra Leone

Transforming smallholder agriculture through better commercialisation in Sierra Leone

Initially designed as an emergency response to alleviate the consequences of rising food prices in Sierra Leone, the project was then implemented within the wider framework of the government's major programme on agriculture.

The Gola Rainforest: a new practical model for protected areas in post-conflict Sierra Leone

The Gola Rainforest: a new practical model for protected areas in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Regular biodiversity surveys confirm the unique biodiversity value of this rainforest. Illegal activities remain significant threats offering prospects of quick gains to outsiders, whilst depriving local communities from their rights and dues.

Conservation of the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve and its Watershed in Sierra Leone

Conservation of the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve and its Watershed in Sierra Leone

This project aims to conserve the Western Peninsula Forest Reserve and its watershed. The Peninsula is a biodiversity hot spot and it is of critical importance for the supply of water to the population living in the peninsula including Freetown

Protected marine areas and fisheries in Sierra Leone

Protected marine areas and fisheries in Sierra Leone

Fisheries are crucial for food security, livelihoods and government revenue in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The project is drawing on community-based surveillance to tackle industrial and local illegal and unsustainable fishing.

Better food security by increasing farming production in Sierra Leone

Better food security by increasing farming production in Sierra Leone

In response to the soaring global food prices experienced in 2008, a consortium of Concern Worldwide, COOPI and OXFAM implemented this project in Tonkolili, Kailahun and Kono districts of Sierra Leone from 2009 to 2011.

Sustainable agriculture development in Koinadugu District in Sierra Leone

Sustainable agriculture development in Koinadugu District in Sierra Leone

The aim of SADev project is to contribute to sustainable food security in Koinadugu District in northern Sierra Leone, which is the largest and most remote district in the country.

Rehabilitation of the road network in Sierra Leone

Rehabilitation of the road network in Sierra Leone

Rehabilitation of 165 Km of the core national transport network to improve access to markets and basic social services for the population of Sierra Leone.

Freetown-Conakry highway and joint border post

Freetown-Conakry highway and joint border post

The project rehabilitates an important section of the Trans West-African Highway building an all-weather road link between Rogbere in Sierra Leone and Farmoreah in Guinea. It includes the construction of a new common border post facility at Pamelap.

Supporting youth livelihoods in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Supporting youth livelihoods in Liberia and Sierra Leone

The YMCAs of Sierra Leone and Liberia are building the capacity of vulnerable youths to secure safe and sustainable livelihoods and to participate in local and national decision making processes, through technical training and youth-led advocacy.

Improving sexual and reproductive health of uprooted communities in Sierra Leone

Improving sexual and reproductive health of uprooted communities in Sierra Leone

The project aims to ensure that uprooted men, women and young people are able to realise their sexual and reproductive health rights, through increased access to family planning; capacity building of government health structures and education.

Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights

Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights

Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.