Guinea

Despite its vast natural and mineral resources, Guinea remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010 Professor Alpha Condé, a lifelong democratic activist, was elected President. This first step towards democracy was hailed by the Guinean people as an opportunity for the country to reverse its fortunes. But as President Condé put it himself “I inherited a country but I did not inherit a state”.

Since AGI started to work in Guinea in 2011, the overall goal has been to support the President to deliver the priority public infrastructures projects and implement the policies needed to set his country on track to achieve economic growth and reduce poverty. AGI continues to work with the Centre of Government and in the Major Project Delivery Unit, to help support the delivery of these presidential priorities.

This has included supporting the delivery of several key projects, including the construction of Kaleta dam which will double energy capacity in Guinea, the placement of 9,000 solar powered street lights nationwide, and the establishment of the ‘Blue Zone’ youth centre in Conakry. More recently, we have made an important contribution to supporting better coordination during the Ebola response and helping to foster cross-border surveillance.

The first thing that Tony Blair brings is his expertise; second, the experts who he has put at our disposal; third, he helps us see that it’s not enough just to define priorities, we need timetables to deliver them.
President Alpha Condé

Highlights

Kaleta dam to double Guinea's energy capacity, allowing the country's power supply to meet the consumer demand for the first time in many years.
AGI have worked shoulder to shoulder with the government of Guinea to contain the Ebola epidemic
Conakry's new 'Blue Zone' centre provides space for young people to play sports, access the internet and develop their skills for the future.
the team in guinea
Ismael Keita
Acting Country Head, Guinea
Governance Advisor, Guinea

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Nine thousand solar powered street lights are using green energy to make roads safer at night.

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Kaleta dam will double the energy capacity in Guinea, lighting the homes of many Guineans for the first time.

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Ten thousand young people signed up to the libraries, sports fields and computers of the Blue Zone centre during its first year.

AGI In Action

Sep 2016

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1st September 2016

Apr 2016

Mar 2016

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Guinea and Rwanda have struck a series of agreements following President Kagame's trip to Conakry: t.co/xRdJsn1j1A

11th March 2016

Feb 2016

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Why Guinea, Rwanda and South Africa provide cause for optimism on Africa's power problem. New from @judeauxp t.co/KIp5FLUZLo

10th February 2016

Jan 2016

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The head of AGI’s project in Guinea has been appointed Minister of Economy and Finance by the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde
5th January 2016

Nov 2015

Oct 2015

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On philanthropy and development with Howard Buffett and Tony Blair

Watch this video to hear from Mr Buffett, Tony Blair and Emmanuel de Merode, Warden of Virunga National Park in Congo, on Africa's development potential, conservation and philanthropy.
6th October 2015

Sep 2015

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To achieve #GlobalGoals developing countries need to be in driving seat, find out why t.co/rtb0CWm0eS t.co/7MPPzhPJTo

25th September 2015
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We have a High Commendation for the Big impact Award this year going to @tonyblair_agi. Nice work! #TSAwards

24th September 2015
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AGI was specially commended at the Third Sector awards for our work on Ebola. Find out more about our work and the awards here.
24th September 2015
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Find out where AGI worked across the #EbolaResponse in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea #TSEAwards t.co/RN4Wtaj2TW

24th September 2015