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USAID is working to help transform fish-farming into income earning business for small scale farmers in Sierra Leone.
USAID is working to help transform fish-farming into income earning business for small scale farmers in Sierra Leone.
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In addition to its primary bilateral programs in health and democracy, human rights and governance, USAID is also helping to advance the Government of Sierra Leone’s development priorities in combating gender-based violence, energy development, the environment, and aquaculture development:

  • Energy – through Power Africa, USAID supports Sierra Leone’s energy priorities by assisting off-grid development and capacity enhancement, supporting sector reform, power generation, and master planning. 

  • Environment – activities are focused on developing alternative livelihoods and increasing capacity to combat wildlife trafficking, increase coastal resilience to climate change, and reduce deforestation, degradation, and biodiversity loss.

  • Gender-Based Violence(GBV) – Through a whole school approach to prevent School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) implemented by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) through UNICEF, USAID is working  to raise the awareness of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and explore innovative approaches to prevent SRGBV at the school and community level. This will focus on identifying the drivers of SRGBV and addressing peer-to-peer violence among students; teacher to student violence in schools; and community-level violence on the way to school.  

  • Aquaculture – USAID is partnering with the private sector to promote integrated agriculture and aquaculture in Sierra Leone, advancing sustainable livelihood and food security needs of vulnerable communities.

Last updated: July 21, 2021

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