GUIN4LIFE - Study for a program aimed at improving the governance and management of areas and flagship species of Guinea's natural heritage

March 2022
May 2022
Project cost
35 000 €
Role in the project
Conservation and development expertise




Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest

Main goals

The general objective of the consultation is to give the EU Delegation in Guinea, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Guinea all the elements necessary to decide on the approval of a new program, NaturaGuinée, support to three landscapes of Guinea (savannah, forest, mangroves) and to the flagship species of fauna. In particular, it will have to meet the imperatives of the NaturAfrica landscapes whose integrated approach is based on three pillars: conservation of natural capital, sustainable development (green economy) and territorial governance.

Specific objectives

The study should analyze the context, the geographical and thematic scope of action and the implementation methods for a program aimed at:
SO1. "Resilience of flagship landscapes": Improve the governance and territorial management of 3 key landscapes, one forest, one coastal and one savannah.
SO2. "Resilience of flagship species": Improve governance and law enforcement to counter the trafficking of wild animal and plant species.

Related people

Project Manager / Forest & REDD+ / Côte d'Ivoire

Virginie Vergnes

She holds a Master's degree in Science and Anthropology (Primatology) from the University of Montreal and has a background in environmental sciences. She has been working for several years in Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Cameroon) on the themes of ecological monitoring, surveillance and forest governance, FLEGT, institutional, civil society and community capacity building, as well as on compensation measures in the context of mining extractions. She brings its expertise in particular to the support of sustainable and private forestry, forest governance and support to the management of protected areas

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Market analysis expert / Guinea

Mandjou Doumbouya

Graduated in social science/community development from Julius Nyéréré University in Kankan and the Higher Institute for Distance Education in Guinea. He has worked for more than 7 years in local development projects in Guinea and the analysis of agricultural markets. He is particularly qualified in local development, organization of agricultural actors, development of markets and value chain and Market Information Services (MIS)

Project Officer / France

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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