Partenariat Régional pour la
de la zone côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest
PRCM publishes a major study on ESES in Guinea
As part of the PRISE II Project funded by the MAVA Foundation and implemented by the PRCM, a major study commissioned by the PRCM has recently been published on the “Strategic environmental and social assessment of infrastructural spread on Guinea’s coastline, from the Kapatchez Delta to the Tristao Islands”.
With a clearly stated objective, the study built on the recognition that Guinea’s coastal and marine area was faced with severe threats stemming mostly from the bad practices of human beings, with as a result the disturbance, pollution, indeed destruction of the various ecosystems. It was therefore important to identify, describe and assess the major and likely environmental and social issues at stake in order to make informed choices and draft framework documents for incorporating environmental and social concerns in the strategies, plans and programmes that are implemented as part of the government policy for coastal development.
The well-documented study arrived at a number of concrete recommendations for the development of coastal infrastructures based on the environmental and social issues and considerations identified, and pinpointed preventive measures through tangible proposals tabled to decision-makers.
It should be reminded that central to the PRISE II Project implemented by the PRCM are the strengthening of legal frameworks and the advocacy for a reduced infrastructural impact in the following five countries in West Africa: Cabo Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal.