World Mayor 20/21

Freetown mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, since 2018
World Mayor Nominations 20/21
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

The 20/21 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be conferred on mayors who have been showing leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and who are now aiming to make their cities more resilient economically, structurally, socially and environmentally. In fact: Stronger | Fairer | Greener. The organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for mayors who have shown exceptional leadership skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19. The pandemic has shown how vulnerable even the richest cities are when confronted with a disaster like Covid-19. Forward-looking city leaders will now begin to re-think how their communities can be better protected against future threats, both natural and man-made.

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, has been nominated for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize.

You may wish to support her further and comment on her achievements and plans for her city.

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Nominations for
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor of Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Nominated by Maria W., Freetown:
I am nominating Mayor Aki-Sawyerr because of her strategic and hands on approach in providing support to residents and workers of Freetown. She was instrumental in educating Freetonians on the severity of Civid-19 through visits to markets, informal settlements, weekly radio and TV shows in the local language (Krio). This was to remind people of the importance of wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing. She also sought financial support for people in quarantine homes to be cared for during their period of isolation. She's not a 'behind the desk leader' and is always available to guide and support her team in the delivery of her #TransformFreetown program. She's a deserving candidate for this award.


Nominated by C. K., outside Sierra Leone:
A brilliant and creative mayor who has championed better healthcare options and equity during the coronavirus pandemic but has also been steadfast in building a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable Freetown city.