Source: International Trade Centre |

Women cooperatives move Guinea’s agricultural sector forward

In 2010, the Women’s Agro-pastoral Union brought together 25 women to form a cooperative that hoped to improve their yields, and their profits

The INTEGRA programme at ITC provides cash, machinery and training to farm cooperatives in Guinea that improve women’s incomes by growing their agri-businesses.  For years, Kébè Lamah has farmed rice in Guinea, specializing in long grains that are partially steamed before drying. Known as parboiled rice, the crop is labour…

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Source: Energy Capital & Power |

Positioning the MSGBC Region an Attractive Energy Investment Destination

MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2023 is set to showcase dynamic investment opportunities in the region’s energy ecosystem, as member countries continue to attract new interest

The MSGBC region – comprising Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry – has emerged as an increasingly attractive destination for global energy investments in recent years. Owing to prolific oil, natural gas and renewable resources, a stable and transparent business climate, and growing energy demand, global investors are turning…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Guinea |

Bringing Care Closer to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Fifteen additional centres were set up in October 2021, bringing to 32 the number of sites now offering cervical cancer screening services in the country

For several years many women across Guinea lacked access to screening services for cervical cancer—the most common cancer among women—especially in remote areas. A concerted push by the health authorities to integrate cervical cancer screening in sexual and reproductive health services, thousands of women now have the chance of early…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Deputy Special Representative Giovanie BIHA Concludes Visit to Guinea, Reaffirms United Nations Commitment to an Inclusive Transition and Return to Constitutional Order

On the margins of the event, Ms. BIHA was received in audience by the Prime Minister, Bernard GOUMOU

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Acting Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Ms. Giovanie BIHA, concluded today a two-day visit to Conakry, Guinea. The purpose of this visit was to participate in the closing ceremony of the "Promoting Inclusiveness…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$71 Million in Emergency Financing Support and Concludes 2022 Article IV Consultation with Guinea

Growth is expected to reach 4.7 percent in 2022 and 5.6 percent in 2023, driven by continued strength in the mining sector

Growth is expected to reach 4.7 percent in 2022 and 5.6 percent in 2023, driven by continued strength in the mining sector, though the non-mining sector is grappling with the impact of international price shocks. The Executive Board also approved a disbursement of SDR 53.55 million (about US$71 million) to…

Source: Orange |

Orange and the German Cooperation inaugurate in Guinea the 13th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability

Officially opened today, the Orange Digital Center in Guinea is completely operational and is fully functional to host several digital training and events

Today, Orange ( and the German Cooperation are inaugurating the 13th “Orange Digital Center”, in Conakry, a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Guinea, Representatives of Germany in Guinea, members of the Management and Presidency…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

UN dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change

As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option, and efforts need to be scaled-up to promote their cultivation. This was the message at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM) at…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Combined Validation Workshop for Cavalla Bridge Designs and Joint Border Post Designs Drawing for Prollo and Gbaplue Borders Under the Mano River Union Program Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire 24th – 30th November 2022

The projects are being funded with grants from the African Development Bank (AfDB), and counterpart funding from the ECOWAS Commission for the project management and coordination

ECOWAS, under the Regional Joint Border Post Development program is collaborating with the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat and three  (3) Member States namely Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea, to implement the facilitation components of the MRU Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Program comprising the construction of a Joint Border…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Made-in-Guinea: Improving market access for shea butter

Women Guinea are teaching their communities how to meet international standards for shea butter, so they can earn more from global cosmetics

The multi-billion-dollar cosmetics and skincare industries prize shea butter as a natural moisturizer. But the women who harvest shea nuts across West Africa can’t afford to buy the products that result from their labour. To change that dynamic, 20 women from Guinean cooperatives spent a month in the town of…