The Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project (SLDTP) aims to expand access to broadband internet, increase digital skills and improve government capacity to deliver public services digitally. The project will support a strong enabling environment for fast-tracked digitization; promote a shift in digital government services from service to life-event focused approach to enhance the Government’s digital capabilities; increase Sierra Leone’s capacity to promote digital innovation and sector-wide digital transformation in selected strategic sectors and boost digital skills development and capability to increase Sierra Leone’s digital talent base.
The proposed activities in the SLDTP are intended to accelerate access to and usage of innovation in digital services by supporting inclusive and fast-tracking digital transformation. The project will enable citizens, start-ups, schools, colleges and universities ICT users, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Government to benefit from digital services in the form of steady digital growth, job creation and greater digital efficiency.
The project activities will be implemented under a variety of environmental and social conditions. The Environmental and Social risks associated with these activities are both rated as moderate. The Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and the Environmental and social commitment plan (ESCP) are two of the required environmental and social instruments of the Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project.