USAID/Guinea is engaging with the private sector at the local level to advance economic opportunities in the country. USAID and the Anglo Gold Ashanti mining company’s Guinea subsidiary, Société AngloGold Ashanti de Guinée, have partnered to fund the Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity, which uses a private sector-led approach to increase opportunities for communities affected by mining activities in the prefecture of Siguiri. The partnership improves commercial prospects for cashew farmers by building linkages among local cashew market system actors.
The West Africa Energy Program is an integral initiative of Power Africa, a USAID coordinated initiative, that is bringing together technical and legal experts, the private sector, and governments to increase the number of people with access to power in West Africa. The activity seeks to help West Africa expand the supply of and access to affordable and reliable grid-connected electricity services through technical assistance, capacity building and transaction support.