Despite abundant natural resources in the country, Guinean nonetheless live in poverty and the country faces several economic problems. Relief International - Enterprise Works/VITA (RI/EWV) has always recognized the critical link between sustainable development and the wise management of natural resources. For this reason, RI/EWV has consistently sought responsible ways to help people improve their productivity and increase their incomes in resource-conscious ways.
RI believes improved incomes and agricultural productivity helps relieve collective pressures on soil, water, and biological resources. From 1999-2005, RI/EWV worked on promoting the increased use of sustainable natural resource management practices. Currently the main focus of RI/EWV is to address the country's biggest problem - poor governance. Through the Multi-Sectoral Interventions to Advance Democratic Governance in Guinea project, also known as Faisons Ensemble (FE), RI/EWV is tasked with working with and through Guinean organizations and institutions, as appropriate, to contribute its expertise and experience in the areas of agriculture and natural resource management (Ag/NRM).
Guinea - Current Programs
Response to the Ebola Crisis
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, originating in Guinea and affecting multiple countries in West Africa. RI is responding to the crisis in Guinea by focusing on social mobilization, community sensitization, and distribution of hygiene kits in Guinea. Right now, our response to the outbreak is critical. Learn More...
Guinea: Advancing Democratic Governance
The Multi-Sectoral Interventions to Advance Democratic Governance in Guinea project, also known as Faisons Ensemble (FE), is a pivotal effort to address a fundamental problem that negatively affects all aspects of life in Guinea-poor governance. The Team's vision of the program is that by improving governance in health, education, and the agriculture and natural resource management sectors, the population will have improved services and will be more empowered. Learn More...