Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr builds sustainable partnerships at COP26

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2021:

I had the pleasure yesterday of meeting with Jeff Bezos, Founder and Executive Chairman of Amazon at COP26 where we discussed the design, implementation and monitoring of the “Freetown The TreeTown” project.

Thanks to the World Resource Institute for making this introduction. Looking forward to an exciting collaboration.

As part of my COP26 engagements, I was on Channel 4 news last night where I shared my perspectives on the impact of climate change and to describe some of the actions we are taking in Freetown to mitigate, prevent and build resilient systems and communities against the worst effects of climate change.

You can the watch the Channel 4 interview here:



Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE


  1. I totally agree with the above comments. But unfortunately the APC party has no tolerance for any presidential candidate who is not from the Bombali District. But worst of all, they have NO RESPECT FOR WOMEN based on the fact that they are known as “MAMMY CUSS” party.They already started with Dr. Slyvia Blyden’s deceased mother and she was even terrified to attend the recent APC party MUNKU convention in Makeni due to the continuous threat to her life.
    Finally, most members and supporters of the APC party treats VIOLENCE AND INSULTS ( MAMMY CUSS) as a “Badge of Honor” and I personally believe Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer deserves better.

    • its all over the world the same parties fuss with these old established parties. the best it would be aki sawyer is an independent candidate as president.

  2. Such a great smile! So inspiring and genuine, showing much love for the City she represents, taking every opportunity or challenge to make Freetown a beautiful place to live in (if given the chance). I watched the interview on Channel 4 and was impressed by her vision and collaborative efforts in tackling climate change in Freetown, showing sincere commitment and leadership.

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