7248-03. SEA for the Bafing Falémé landscape – Guinea

In November 2020, an inter-ministerial commission (CICMB) in Guinea Conakry decided to jointly develop a plan for the sustainable development of the Bafing Falémé landscape, and to apply an SEA for that plan. The region is known for its large population of chimpanzees, while a large dam, mines and access routes and railways are also being planned in the same area. The decision was prepared and announced during a multi-stakeholder workshop regrouping several ministries, private sector investors and local stakeholders.  

Significant details

SEA is not yet formally regulated in Guinea and experience in practice is limited, which is why the NCEA acted as facilitator during the preparation and execution of the workshop, in Conakry and online.

In January 2021, the Guinean government formally requested the NCEA to coach the CICMB in the SEA process in the coming period. Since then, a road map is under development that will help guide the planning and SEA process and that will be used by the CICMB to secure financing.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Karim Samoura, PhD
Loïc Trebaol, PhD

Technical secretary: Gwen van Boven

Further details

Country: Guinea

Last modified: 02 Apr 2021