FREETOWN MAYOR TEAMS UP WITH UNCDF TO BUILD 25 WATER KIOSKS

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, has officially inaugurated the construction of 25 water kiosks in Freetown as part of a collaborative project with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). This initiative, funded by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (UN PBF), targets communities in Aberdeen Crab Town, […]

BANJUL’S MAYOR LOWE OPENS NEW VEGETABLE AND FISH FACILITY AT ALBERT MARKET

The Mayor of Banjul city Rohey Malick Lowe has officially inaugurated a new vegetable and fish facility at Banjul’s Albert Market, specifically designed to cater to women vendors. The market complex will offer a sheltered and respectable space for around one hundred and sixty (160) vendors selling vegetables and fish. This project has been made […]

A NEW WATER PROJECT FOR WOMEN IN JARRA SUKUTA, GAMBIA

Constant water supply has been a major challenge for women in Jarra Sukuta, in the lower river region of the Gambia. The women are mainly horticultural producers who have been grappling for years with water scarcity. Insufficient water supply has delayed agricultural productivity and economic empowerment for women in the region. To help tackle this […]

KUMASI CITY FACILITATES ACCESS TO SANITATION

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is addressing the problem of access to private toilet facilities. Kumasi is the second city of Ghana, but in the district of Moshie Zongo, 83% of households do not count with a private toilet, and inhabitants need to resort to use public toilets that are not safe or easily accessible. In […]

FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL SANITATION PROJECT

The Freetown city council with support from UNCDF and Goal Sierra Leone has concluded an inspection visit of the faecal sludge treatment plant in Kingtom in Freetown to review the plant’s capacity to process liquid wastes into environmentally friendly products such as cooking briquettes, biogas, and fertilizers for agriculture. The faecal sludge treatment plant is […]

ROCHA’s SOLUTION TO SUPPORT FISHERIES

In Rocha, a department of Uruguay, there are two main traditional fishing communities, one is in the Rocha Lagoon which is part of the National System of Protected Areas (PNA) and the other community is on a creek called Valizas creek, which belongs to the Castillos Lagoon where approximately 35 families live. The fishermen of […]

BOGOTA: PIONEER CARING CITY IN LATIN AMERICA

In a significant step towards gender equity and the recognition of unpaid care work, Bogotá in Colombia, has become one of the main cities in Latin America to establish a municipal system of care. This innovative model seeks to contribute to equal opportunities for women through the institutional services offered by the District care system, […]

ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN HOMA BAY COUNTY, KENYA

Homa Bay County, located in Kenya, is characterized by a young population, with approximately 79% of its residents under the age of 35. The majority of people in the county are engaged in agriculture, making the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 (No Poverty) and 2 (Zero Hunger) crucial for their well-being. Under the […]

NKHOTAKOTA DISTRICT IN MALAWI: A TOURISM AND AGRICULTURAL HUB

Nkhotakota, a district in the central region of Malawi, is making strides towards sustainable development. The district, located on the shores of Lake Malawi, is implementing various projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Transforming into a Tourism City The Nkhotakota District Council is working to promote tourism by collaborating with the Export Development […]

VOLUNTARY LOCAL REVIEW, CANELONES, URUGUAY

Canelones is one of the 19 departments of the oriental republic of Uruguay. It is located in the south of the country and is the second most populated department after Montevideo. Its first voluntary review is presented in the framework of the “departmental commitment to the SDGs”, as established in the Canary Strategic Plan (CSP) […]