Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, Pact is improving the lives and livelihoods of small-scale gold miners, making their work safer and more productive. And Pact is part of a global effort here to improve maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health. Learn more below.

Where We Work Africa Sierra Leone

Pact is playing a key role in improving Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, which provides critical livelihoods but is largely informal and associated with a range of social and environmental challenges, including mercury use. Pact is helping to kick-start implementation of the government's National Action Plan to reduce mercury usage in the gold mining sector through formalization, better mining practices and increased gender equality in mining communities. 

As a partner in USAID's MOMENTUM project, Pact is also working to improve maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health in Sierra Leone. Pact is strengthening the capacity of local agencies and organizations to provide critical health services.

Pact's past work in Sierra Leone has included efforts to stem environmental degradation, with a focus on improving people's livelihoods. We built partnerships at the community, regional and national levels to strengthen policies and systems for better natural resource management, and strengthened the capacity of local organizations working to protect ecosystems.

COUNTRY STATS

Sierra Leone
  • POPULATION

    9 million

  • GEOGRAPHIC SIZE

    72,180 km2

  • YEAR PACT STARTED WORK

    2021

  • PEOPLE SERVED

    343 (in 2022)