Guinea National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)


National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

The Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts identified in Guinea's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

  • Agriculture
  • Water Resources
  • Forests
  • Coastal regions

Project details


As stated in the NAPA directives, this project’s justification resides in the fact that it will readily incorporate measures of adaptation to the adverse effects of present and future climate changes in the national poverty reduction programme. The project equally seeks to contribute to the capacity building of local expertise and partners on the ground in order to address the requirements for adaptation to new environmental conditions through a participatory approach. Information contained in the NAPA should help in preparing the second national communication for Guinea.

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts

  • Agriculture
  • Water Resources
  • Forests
  • Coastal regions

Priority Adaptation Projects

  • Support to the development of community and private plantations of cashew
  • Assistance for the implementation of community-based forest management plans
  • Promotion of positive local knowledge and practices
  • Training of the coastal community on environmental friendly techniques to exploit oysters from mangrove ecosystems
  • Promotion of sea salt production based on solar energy
  • Dissemination of soil conservation practices
  • Intensification of bulrush millet crops in the North region of Guinea
  • Implementation of a system of early warning climate forecasts to protect agricultural production
  • Promoting the use of solar energy for fish drying to reduce pressure on mangroves
  • Training on and dissemination of techniques of making compacted bricks to mitigate the environmental impacts of cooking bricks
  • Promotion of wire fencing and hedge planting in Moyenne Guinea 
  • Promotion of fire management techniques and fencing
  • Protection of cultivated areas bordering the coast
  • Promotion of and sensitization on Multilateral Agreements on Environment and national legal texts related to the protection and sustainable use of natural resources
  • Promoting Environmental Education for coastal communities
  • Promoting the restoration and integrated management of small-scale hydraulic infrastructures via Construction of multiple use small-scale dams
  • Promoting the restoration and integrated management of small-scale hydraulic infrastructures via Construction of artificial lakes
  • Construction of improved wells
  • Promoting the restoration and integrated management of small-scale hydraulic infrastructures via Surface water potabilisation by means of hydropower
  • Promoting the restoration and integrated management of small-scale hydraulic infrastructures via Dissemination of techniques of impluvia
  • Protection of spawning areas in Fatale, Konkoure and Mellacore estuaries 
  • Rehabilitation of hydro-agricultural system of plains and lowlands  
  • Promoting income-generating activities - Development and promotion of vegetable growing
  • Promoting income-generating activities - Implementation of a ranch for cane rats to prevent unsustainable hunting of wildlife


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Through improved capacity building and project identification, government agencies and other actors will increase their abilities to insulate at risk urban and rural populations from the adverse effects of climate change.
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
Guinea Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ministry of Environment, Water and Forestry; Government of Guinea
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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Key results and outputs

Project Components:

  • Objective 1: Preparatory Activities
  • Objective 2: Assessment and Priorities
  • Objective 3: Priority Activity Proposals
  • Objective 4: Public Review and finalisation of NAPA Document

Expected Outputs:

  • Objective 1: Establishment of a NAPA Task Force, Establishment of a Steering Committee, Establishment of a Multidisciplinary Team, Development of a National Consultative Mechanism
  • Objective 2: Assessment of priority sector vulnerability to current climate change, to extreme meteorological phenomena and to climate change; Synthetic report on vulnerability assessment; and Adaptation measures and priority action selection criteria
  • Objective 3: Restricted list of priority activity proposals; and Identification and selection of priority activities
  • Objective 4: A preliminary draft of NAPA; Revision and finalisation of NAPA; and Adoption and diffusion of NAPA


Reports and publications


Mohamed Efas Sylla
Country Officer
Henry Diouf
Regional Technical Advisor