Community Innovation to Support Sustainable Management of the community forest While Maintaining the Healthy Flow of Ecosystem Services
Community Innovation to Support Sustainable Management of the community forest While Maintaining the Healthy Flow of Ecosystem Services
The broader project objectives are as follows:
To increase Communication and Knowledge Management for Sustainable Natural Resource of the Gola Forest Ecosystem of local citizens about Climate Change and its effects on human existence. Support to Livelihood Initiatives for Forest Edge Communities, Community Saving and Loan Scheme for Forest Edge Communities and the restoration of degraded patches of Gola Forest leakage belt through Tree planting i.e. Moringa, Cocoa and Coffee in four sections in Malema Chiefdom to help increase local income generation process. This project will use community feedback information as key outcomes for engagement and designing and implementation of local afforestation initiatives for sustainable forest development.
The project intends to use 90% of Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and Small Grants Programme (SGP) funds to help inform target beneficiaries in local communities about the effects of climate change on human existence and the natural resources. This will help residents become aware of and adopt local and scientific strategies of afforestation initiatives for sustainable the natural forest to enhance long term agricultural production upon which a huge number of citizens depend. The project will considerably contribute to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Small Grant Programme (SGP) Country Programme Strategy which focuses on agro-biodiversity conservation and climate smart agro-ecology. The project will also help promote local knowledge on climate change and adaptive agricultural techniques and practices that will further promote local methods of improving soil fertility. The project will further integrate local pest management and encourage improved soil and water conservation methods. The project will support livelihood initiatives like provision of groundnut seeds and semi-intensive livestock management for forest edge communities, Community Savings and Loan Scheme as income generating options and Restoration of degraded patches of Gola Forest leakage belt through tree planting i.e. Moringa, Cocoa and Coffee that promote adaptive management of Gola Rainforest
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Project Snapshot

Livelihoods Enhancement for Agricultural Development
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
Operational Phase:
OP6 -Y4 (Jul 18 - Jun 19)
Grant Amount:
US$ 9,400.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,108.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,179.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Agricultural activities are the dominant activities ongoing in the target Chiefdom. 80-90% of residents in the target Chiefdom are mostly farmers living in small family units in poverty ridden communities with limited or no opportunities for education and economic development. To enhance the development of economic or alternative livelihood activities in target communities, the project will provide support to self-organizing initiatives to undertake small scale finance and business management and semi livestock development and management as alternative livelihood project/s in the four sections in Malema Chiefdoms to enhance diversified income generating options
Capacity - Building Component
As stated earlier, LEAD-S.L as a local/national Non-Governmental organization working with women and Youths in communities mostly raising awareness on rights promotion and protection in communities. It has huge strength mobilizing communities to take action on issues bordering their live and hindering the enjoyment of rights generally in target program and project communities in Sierra Leone. LEAD-S.L also has strength in setting up community structures to enhance the protection needs of its program beneficiaries. The organization has strength in mobilizing local CSOs to support its advocacy initiatives at community to achieve greater project and program impact. However, despite it strengths LEAD-S.L is weak in undertaking policy advocacy issues referenced to the numerous implications this has in connection to National Laws and policies including time consuming aspects of this kind of advocacy initiatives
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 250
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 100
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 10
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 100

Grantee Contact

Mr. Stephen Tandacy Musa
Phone: +23276 677668


196 Pendembu Road, Jimmila Section
Kailahun , Eastern Region , +232

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
+232 76 789 985
Mr. Desmond Luseni