At the start of November we ran a learning event for UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match grant holders in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The two-day event brought together a wide range of grant holders to discuss and share their experiences on a variety of subjects including: the importance of safeguarding, principles of monitoring and evaluation, beneficiary feedback mechanisms in practice, and communications.
Following the event, the MannionDaniels UK aid team and policy leads from the Department for International Development (DFID) carried out monitoring and capacity building visits to the grant holders and their downstream partners (where applicable).
This included a trip to meet Community Partnership grant holder, Wellfound. Wellfound is delivering WASH facilities to reduce mortality, increasing economic growth by creating market gardens to grow crops, and improving equality in rural Moyamba District, Sierra Leone.
We also visited Epilepsy Association in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They are downstream partners of our Small Charities Challenge Fund grant holder Medical Assistance Sierra Leone (MASL). Their project looks at improving access to treatment and support for people with epilepsy in Sierra Leone.
A further four projects were visited also:
Find out about the other projects UK Aid Direct is supporting by visiting our grant portfolio.