Guinea in Transition: Reform, Resources and Regional Relations
HE Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea
Chair: Gita Honwana Welch, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for West and Central Africa, Dakar
Following the country’s first democratic elections in 2010, Guinea remains a country in transition as the government seeks to create an enabling environment for improved governance, poverty reduction and business. Among pressing priorities are reform of the mining code to better-regulate the sector, the establishment of a professional administration for the provision of services to develop economic opportunity for the poor and strengthen national infrastructure and the holding of legislative elections on 30 June to help to consolidate Guinea’s democracy.
HE President Alpha Condé will discuss the opportunities that his mineral rich country with its population of 10 million and strategically important biodiversity present, reflect on the pressing issues faced by his administration, and discuss the future of social and business reform and regional relations.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.