Category: Transform Freetown

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session — 2

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session — 2

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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Freetown’s Cotton Tree lit up in green as it joins Ireland’s Global Greening initiative

Today, March 16, Freetown’s Cotton Tree lit up in green as it joins Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, for the second year in a row. As one of Sierra Leone’s oldest and most well-known landmarks, the Cotton Tree will turn green with over 500 world famous landmarks including New York’s Empire […]

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Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr attends WaterAid UK’s first Water and Climate Summit

On March 10, 2020, WaterAid UK held its first Water and Climate Summit, which brought together the public, private and philanthropic sectors for discussions around the impact of climate change on water accessibility in developing nations. Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr was invited to attend as a Water Hero, who are people on the frontline of climate […]

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Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr on IWD, joins other female public leaders at the official launch of the Amujae Initiative, flagship initiative of The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development.

I commemorated International Women’s Day with other female public leaders at the official launch of the Amujae Initiative, the flagship initiative of The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development. The launch took place in Monrovia, Liberia. I am honored to be a member of the first cohort of ‘Amujae Leaders’, a diverse […]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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Transform Freetown One Year Report

TransformFreetown – the city’s inclusive approach to addressing some of the long-standing challenges Freetown faces, was launched on 24th January 2019. One year on, we are pleased to share our report of progress made in respect of the 19 targets set within the 11 priority sectors and 4 clusters of Transform Freetown. From helping 800 […]

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New Mural Unveiled at New England

On Friday 24th January, Marcus Olsson, on behalf of Affixed Productions, unveiled his latest artwork at Jomo Kenyatta Road in the presence of Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. The mural celebrates Sierra Leone’s high religious tolerance, which manifests itself through the many inter-faith marriages and families. The mural is also meant to increase motivation for religious tolerance […]

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The American Institute of Architects Assists Mayor Aki-Sawyerr with Plans to Regenerate the City

Three high-profile representatives from the American Institute of Architects – Mr. Joel Mills, Senior Director of the American Institute of Architects; Ms. Erin Simmons, Senior Director of Design Assistance – Center for Communities at the American Institute of Architects; and Mr Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning & Sustainability for the City of Northampton, Massachusetts – […]

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Call for Applications

Freetown City Council Community Trer Planting and Stewardship Small Grant