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: Candidate country
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Mamadou Taran Diallo
PWYP-Guinea National Coordinator
+ 224 60 25 41 95
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.
3 January 2013 – PWYP Guinea submitted its recommendations concerning Guinea’s new mining code (developed at a previous workshop) to the Ministry of Mines.
21 – 22 December 2012 – PWYP 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 2012 – PWYP Guinea held its General Assembly. There were three main items on the agenda:
For more information read the closing speech of the meeting(in French).
1-2 September 2011 – PWYP 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”.