On Wednesday, 1st of March 2017, the physical and online resource units of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) was officially opened to the people of Sierra Leone (SLURC). The launch was chaired by the project Manager of SLURC, Dr Ibrahim Bun Kamara and was graced by dignitaries from UN Agencies, International non-governmental organisations, Academics, Researchers, development practitioners, policy makers, community stakeholders etc. The library is physically housed in the research centre at 63 upper brook street and virtually it is accessible through the slurc.org website.
A keynote address was made by one of the centre’ Co-director, Dr Joseph M. Macarthy who outlined the relevance of the resource unit and further state that, as part of the centre’s objective to provide easy access to physical and digital platform for collecting and generating knowledge around urban issues, its aim is to make urban knowledge available and accessible as possible to the wider population as well as to students, academics, policy-makers, development practitioners, planners, researchers etc. He, therefore, concludes by asking a very important question; “How do we understand our city?"
Furthermore, key reflections were made by the project manager of Young Men Christian Association (Pull Slum Pan Pipul project). Mr. Francis Reffell and the chairman of the Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP), Mr. Yirah Conteh, on how the resource unit is one of its kind in Sierra Leone and its vital role in complement their work efforts by creating an accessibility and availability platform in reaching diverse groups.
Stakeholder Consultative Workshop on Empowerment Outcomes of Urban Humanitarian Responses in Freetown
- ABOUT US
- Urban Health (Scoping of Urban Health Systems in Freetown Informal Settlements)
- Urban Livelihoods and the City Economy (Urban Livelihoods and Gender in Freetown Informal Settlement)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Urban Humanitarian Response and Empowerment)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Profiling Urban Risk)
- RESOURCE UNIT