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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Guinea 2018

Submitted by: Association Guinéenne d'Eveil au Développement Durable
Environmental Health for All (SEPT)

The project is aimed at promoting environmental rehabilitation in both schools and communities affected by mining activities. Six villages and twelve primary schools are involved in the implementation of the project. The initiative consist of tree planting, distribu-tion of improved cook-stoves to stop pressure on mangroves, community clean-up activities and raising environmental awareness among local producers, actors and students

Initial situation
The selected communities used to collect fuel wood from mangroves thereby causing a lot of damages to marine species. Women and children wasted a lot of time on a daily basis while collecting wood as they also faced the risks of being attacked by wild animals. The community was highly exposed to in-house air pollution as a result; they battled with poor health conditions.

Solution
This project presents women, elderly people, youths, and fishermen an opportunity to rehabilitate their environment thereby improv-ing their health conditions. The major activities conducted are: installation and maintenance of tree nurseries in primary schools and communities, transplantation of more than 15000 seedlings in school compounds. In addition 250 efficient cookstoves were distrib-uted to 250 households.

Innovation
This project is unique in addressing environmental management issues through factors such as reforestation, preserving mangroves and reducing in-house air pollution. The project successfully united people from all age groups to work together and solve major chal-lenges as a result, people were able to save money meant for purchasing fuel wood and spent it on food and education.




Capital: Conakry
Official language: French
Total area: 245.857 kmĀ²
Population: 10.057.975
GDP/Capita/Year: $448
Source: Wikipedia 2012