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Author name: Valena Macewen

Wellington Explosion Aftermath, FCC’s Disaster Response Continues

In the aftermath of the Wellington explosion, FCC’s Disaster Response Continues It has been a little over three months since the tragic fuel tanker explosion at PMB Wellington. Yet, our efforts to support struggling victims and their families have not ceased. Together with the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), we have provided direct …

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Freetown, Sierra Leone wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge

Freetown, Sierra Leone wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge Yearlong Competition Launched in 2021 Elevates the Most Promising Urban Innovations to Emerge from the Pandemic. Freetown is one of 15 cities awarded $1 million dollars over 3 years to Roll out a Self-financing Impact Investment System that Sustains Tree Planting and Growing (Freetown, Sierra Leone) January …

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Call for proposals for feasibility studies

The ENACT (Enabling African Cities for Transformative Energy Access) project is calling for applications from energy-based small and medium enterprises and partnerships to conduct feasibility studies and draft a pilot project implementation plan for the delivery of clean cooking interventions in Susan’s Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The lack of access to modern forms of energy …

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Job Title: Chief Heat Officer

JOB ADVERT Scope & Duties: Chief Heat Officer Title: Chief Heat Officer Job SummaryThe Chief Heat Officer will be responsible for leading and coordinating existing heat protection efforts and initiating new work that reduces the risks and impacts of heat stress and extreme heat for communities in Freetown.  This role may include developing and launching a Heat Health Task Force composed of internal …

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Job Advert: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

JOB ADVERT Scope & Duties: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job SummaryThe Monitoring and Evaluating Officer (M&E) will work closely with the Chief Heat Officer (CHO) to coordinate existing heat protection efforts and initiating new work that reduces the risks and impacts of heat stress and extreme heat for communities in Freetown.  This role included working …

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MCC ADVERT

Advert for waste service provider MCC Project Overview The Freetown City Council with Funding from the Mayor’s Migration Council (MMC) is implementing a Waste Management Micro-Enterprise Program to address urgent COVID-19 relief needs of migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people Freetown living in urban centres while empowering local leadership to institute inclusive practices that can …

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Idris Elba Supports #TransformFreetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr today had a constructive one-to-one meeting with international actor and producer Idris Elba. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr congratulated Idris Elba on his new role as Brand Ambassador for Sierra Leone and thanked him for his dedication to the development of our nation. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Mayor to listen to Idris …

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Global cities unite to tackle gender inequality

London, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Freetown, Mexico City and Tokyo found first-of-its-kindnetwork of cities in support of gender equity. The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, today unveiled the capital as a co-foundingmember of a ground-breaking international network of cities committed to advancing genderequality. ‘CHANGE’ (City Hub And Network for Gender Equity) will see Freetown partner with Los …

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