Where We Work

Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,833,247 (July 2018 estimates)
Capital: Bissau
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 40
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bissau
Languages used in the CEP: Creole, Fulani, Mandinka
Regions where we work: Bafatá, Gabu, Oio
Sectors where we work: Contuboel, Ganadu, Mansaba, Farim, Pirada, Sonaco

Partners: Government of Guinea-Bissau, Regional and Local Administrations of Bafatá, Gabu, and Oio, UNICEF, UNFPA, Embassy of the United States of America, USAID, Associação para Desenvolvimento Local (APRODEL), Partners Global, Partners West Africa.

We have been implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Guinea-Bissau since 2008, and we currently implement the program in 40 communities in three regions. In 2018-2019, 30 communities are actively doing social mobilization activities as part of the Peace and Security module in post-CEP communities, through the USAID Unaam Kayraay project with Partners Global. In 2009-2010, four CEP communities in Guinea-Bissau participated in Tostan’s Solar Power! Project, in partnership with Barefoot College in India, to bring sustainable solar energy to remote villages. Over the course of 2018, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Guinea-Bissau organized 924 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 2,541 learners to share knowledge learned during class as part of the organized diffusion method.


KEY METRICS

40
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,833,247 (July 2018 estimates)
Capital: Bissau
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 40
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bissau
Languages used in the CEP: Creole, Fulani, Mandinka
Regions where we work: Bafatá, Gabu, Oio
Sectors where we work: Contuboel, Ganadu, Mansaba, Farim, Pirada, Sonaco

Partners: Government of Guinea-Bissau, Regional and Local Administrations of Bafatá, Gabu, and Oio, UNICEF, UNFPA, Embassy of the United States of America, USAID, Associação para Desenvolvimento Local (APRODEL), Partners Global, Partners West Africa.

We have been implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Guinea-Bissau since 2008, and we currently implement the program in 40 communities in three regions. In 2018-2019, 30 communities are actively doing social mobilization activities as part of the Peace and Security module in post-CEP communities, through the USAID Unaam Kayraay project with Partners Global. In 2009-2010, four CEP communities in Guinea-Bissau participated in Tostan’s Solar Power! Project, in partnership with Barefoot College in India, to bring sustainable solar energy to remote villages. Over the course of 2018, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Guinea-Bissau organized 924 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 2,541 learners to share knowledge learned during class as part of the organized diffusion method.


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…