7248-04. EA and Mining Reform - Guinea
In May 2021, the World Bank approved a Natural Resources, Mining and Environmental Management project of USD 65 million. A dedicated component focuses on reform of the environment sector, including specifically the environmental assessment system. In August 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) formally requested the NCEA to support the Guinean government on this component. The project was put on hold after the coup d'état in September 2021. In April 2022, the NCEA and MEDD signed an MoU for a multi-annual cooperation, including on this programme. In July 2022, the World Bank relaunched the project, starting with an institional analysis of the environment sector as a basis for the formulation of further interventions.
The mining sector is the most important economic sector in Guinea in terms of revenues and development of the country. Guinea is one of the largest Bauxite producers in the world. In 2016, an SEA for the mining sector provided several recommendations on how to make the sector more sustainable, economically, socially and environmentally. The World Bank financed the SEA within the context of a programme on mining governance (PAGSEM). The new project is a follow-up to PAGSEM.
Members of the working group
Technical secretary: Gwen van Boven
Last modified: 25 Jul 2022