Head of EU Delegation to Sierra Leone presents EU-Sierra Leone Cooperation Strategy – Welcome to the Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2022:
The EU Ambassador to Sierra Leone – Manuel Müller and the Head of Cooperation, Gerald Hatler, presented the European Union – Sierra Leone Cooperation Strategy 2021-2027 to the Minister of Planning and Economic Development earlier this week of the country, Dr. Francis Kaikai and a guest from other States authorities in Freetown.
Ambassador Müller said EU cooperation with Sierra Leone is based on shared values and is committed to supporting the Government of Sierra Leone’s development initiatives to foster lasting peace, unity and prosperity .
The Cooperation Strategy Paper, also known as the Multi-Year Indicative Program (MIP) for Sierra Leone 2021-2027, focuses on three main priorities. They include green economy, human development and governance.
Green Economy – focuses on the critical social issue of decent job creation and sustainable and inclusive green economic transformation. It aims to increase access to modern, sustainable, affordable and reliable energy for jobs and growth and to develop sustainable and employment-oriented agriculture and fisheries food systems for health and nutrition security. This. This component will also focus specifically on the restoration, management and protection of terrestrial and marine biodiversity and ecosystems in Sierra Leone.
Human development – this component focuses on creating an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives through sustained investment in basic and secondary education and TVET, improving quality literacy and numeracy, skills and qualifications of the population. It will also address social protection issues with the aim of reducing vulnerabilities and enabling sustainable growth.
Governance – the EU aims to promote democratic institutions, fundamental rights and freedoms. Credible and inclusive elections will remain key priorities for EU action, along with effective government and the delivery of public services at national and local level. Economic governance will also be targeted to support sustainable economic and social policies by strengthening public finance management, transparency and domestic resource mobilization and improving the business climate.