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Guinea is a leading bauxite explorer, with more than half of the world’s known reserves of bauxite. It also has sizable reserves of iron ore, diamonds, gold and uranium. In 2004 the mining sector counted for 17-20% of the country’s GDP and 80% of its exports. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Vale – among others – operate in the country.

The Africa Report, CIA World Factbook, EITI, USGS

EITI status: Compliant country
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Contact
Mamadou Taran Diallo
PWYP-Guinea National Coordinator
+ 224 60 25 41 95
Email: mtaran2@yahoo.fr

About the campaign

The PWYP coalition in Guinea was launched in July 2006. Its main areas of work have been the implementation of EITI (the coalition has also been very active in disseminating the contents of the EITI reports to a wider population), advocating for the transparency of mining contracts and lobbying for changes to national legislation. Notably, the coalition has been very active in advising the government with regards to changes to the national mining code.

Recent activities

15 July 2013PWYP Guinea opened its new headquarters in Conakry.

17 – 19 June 2013PWYP Guinea organised a workshop in Conakry for its members focussed on communications.

15 February 2013 – The Guinean government published a website hosting all of the country’s extractive contracts. PWYP Guinea, who supported this endeavour, released this press release (in French).

3 January 2013PWYP Guinea submitted its recommendations concerning Guinea’s new mining code (developed at a previous workshop) to the Ministry of Mines.

21 – 22 December 2012PWYP Guinea, with the financial support of the Revenue Watch Institute, organised a workshop of civil society and government representatives to tackle the revisions to Guinea’s new mining code.

20 April 2012PWYP Guinea held its General Assembly. There were three main items on the agenda:

  • Guinea’s fiscal regime and comparison with other countries
  • Guinea’s EITI implementation (Guinea has until 28 August 2012 to reach compliant status)
  • and the election of PWYP Guinea’s coordination office.

For more information read the closing speech of the meeting(in French).

1-2 September 2011PWYP Guinea members organised a workshop examining the new mining code that had been submitted to the National Transition Council and evaluated the extent to which civil society’s recommendations had been taken on board during its creation.

PWYP Guinea issued a declaration following this workshop (in French). They stated that civil society had indeed been consulted during the creation of the new mining code, noting that the code “takes the code of 1995, develops it, updates it and completes the clauses guaranteeing a transparent and responsible management of mineral exploitation”.

Coalition members

  • Association Guinéenne des Editeurs de la Presse Independante
  • Association Guinéenne pour la Transparence
  • Association pour le Développement Intégré Communautaire (ADIC)
  • CECIDE
  • Centre Africain de Formation pour le Développement
  • Coalition Nationale de Guinée pour les Droits et la Citoyenneté des Femmes
  • Confederation Nationale des travailleurs de Guinée
  • Conseil National des Organisations de la Société Civile Guinéenne
  • Forum des Organisation de la Société Civile de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (FOSCAO)
  • Ordre des Avocats de Guinée
  • Organisation Guinéenne des Droits de l’Homme (OGDH)
  • Réseau Afrique- Jeunesse de Guinée (RAJ-GUI)
  • Union syndicale des travailleurs de Guinée

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