Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

Official Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Capital: Bissau
Independence Day: 24 September 1973
Currency: CFA franc (XOF)


Key Results

  • 781 women benefitted from four projects implemented in Guinea Bissau.
  • The Aid Association for People Development (ADPP) improved the economic status of 416 young women and 184 men from the Empada sector of Guinea-Bissau by improving agricultural production processes and access to water. Education and skills training initiatives were provided to the farmers while promoting gender equality within the respective communities through social awareness campaigns. Additionally, the project organised the beneficiaries into ten farming associations, each of which were provided with farming land and secured title deeds thereof.
  • The REPAO (Le Réseau sur les Politiques de Pêche en Afrique de l’Ouest) project strengthened the organisational, technical and financial capacity of 200 women working in the fisheries industry in West Africa. To this end, the project assisted the women in meeting the challenges of marketing quality products, obtaining access to international markets and improving sustainable livelihoods in fishing communities.
  • Guinea Bissau signed the CAADP Compact in January 2011, committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. NEPAD supported Guinea-Bissau in conducting an Independent Technical Review (ITR).
  • There are ongoing efforts by the national committee on climate change to integrate fisheries and climate change in the National Adaptation Program of Action.
  • Guinea Bissau is expected to benefit from the Hydro – Sambangalou Hydropower Project, which is a hydropower plant with a 128 MW capacity, as well as a 185 square kilometer reservoir (4 turbines of 32 MW each). Originally formed part of a larger Gambia River Basin Development Organisation (OMVG) Project, which entailed an interconnecting power grid with the Kaleta Dam in Guinea.