Guinea
EITI Compliant

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The PWYP coalition in Guinea was launched in July 2006. Its main areas of activity have been implementing the EITI (the coalition has also been very active in disseminating EITI reports aimed at a wider population), advocating transparency in mining contracts and lobbying to change national legislation. The coalition was very active in the process that led to the adoption of a new mining code in Guinea, and to its implementing legislation.

PWYP-Guinea is currently involved in monitoring companies’ legal obligations, the issue of allocating revenues back to communities that live alongside mining sites and the environmental impact of mining activities.

Key Facts

  • Key resources: bauxite, diamonds, gold, uranium and iron ore.
  • Guinea has more than half the world’s known reserves of bauxite.
  • The IFC, Rio Tinto and Chinalco have agreed a $20 billion investment framework in the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, which would be the biggest iron ore and infrastructure project in Africa.
  • Companies operating in Guinea include Anglo-Gold Ashanti, Rio Tinto and SEMAFO.
  • Africa Economic Outlook, CIA World Factbook, USGS

Key Contacts

  • Name: Mamadou Taran Diallo
  • Email: mtaran2@yahoo.fr
  • Telephone: + 224 60 25 41 95

Members

  • Association Guinéenne pour la Transparence (AGT)
  • Centre du Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE)
  • Réseau Afrique Jeunesse de Guinée (RAJ-GUI)
  • Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)
  • Union Syndicale des Travailleurs de Guinée
  • Coalition Nationale Guinéenne pour le Droit et la Citoyenneté des Femmes ( CONAG - DCF)
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