Where We Work

Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,693,398 (July 2014 estimate)
Capital: Bissau
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 40
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Languages offered in the CEP: Creole, Fulani, Mandinka
Regions where we work: Contuboel, Mansaba, Pirada

Partners: Al ANSAR, Associação Guineense de Estudos e Divulgação de Tecnologias apropriadas, Associaçao para a Promoção do Desenvolvimento Integrado Local, Government of Guinea-Bissau, UNICEF

We have been implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Guinea-Bissau since 2009, and we currently implement the program in 40 communities in three regions. Over the course of 2014, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Guinea-Bissau organized 286 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 5061 people to share knowledge learned during class as part of the organized diffusion method. Several CEP communities in Guinea-Bissau are actively participating in Tostan’s Solar Power!

Project, in partnership with Barefoot College in India, to bring sustainable solar energy to remote villages.


KEY METRICS

40
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,693,398 (July 2014 estimate)
Capital: Bissau
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 40
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Languages offered in the CEP: Creole, Fulani, Mandinka
Regions where we work: Contuboel, Mansaba, Pirada

Partners: Al ANSAR, Associação Guineense de Estudos e Divulgação de Tecnologias apropriadas, Associaçao para a Promoção do Desenvolvimento Integrado Local, Government of Guinea-Bissau, UNICEF

We have been implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Guinea-Bissau since 2009, and we currently implement the program in 40 communities in three regions. Over the course of 2014, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Guinea-Bissau organized 286 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 5061 people to share knowledge learned during class as part of the organized diffusion method. Several CEP communities in Guinea-Bissau are actively participating in Tostan’s Solar Power!

Project, in partnership with Barefoot College in India, to bring sustainable solar energy to remote villages.


KEY METRICS

40
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Programs in Guinea-Bissau

Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants are small grants provided to Community Management Committees (CMCs) to help fund community development projects as well as to establish CMC-run microcredit funds…


Peace and Security Project

Our Peace and Security Project works to strengthen and support our proven grassroots strategy of community-led development to improve peace and security in the West African region…


Solar Power! Project

Our Solar Power! Project launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Barefoot College in India, and it aims to address the issue of limited access to electricity by empowering…

Stories from Guinea-Bissau

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