Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. It has a population of 10,057,975 and an area of 246,000 square kilometres (94,981 sq mi). Forming a crescent as it curves from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south, it shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and its southern border with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River, and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands.
November 18th-24th, 2013, Ms. Néné Kadiato Diallo, a scientific researcher from the Centre de Recherche Scientifique de Conakry Rogbane (CERESCOR) in Guinée attended UNESCO`s "Climate Change Education Inside and Outside of the Classroom" workshop held in Praia in the Cape Verde Islands. Representatives from more than twelve (12) African nations, inlcuding Guinea-Conakry attended the workshop were given an introduction to Sandwatch's MAST protocols (Measure, Analyze, Share Findings, Take Action) including a trip to Quebra Canela Beach to learn how Sandwatch surveys and lessons are conducted.
Ms. Diallo reports that Sandwatch is being introduced at Ratoma Beach, Guinea due to a major problem of erosion and sanitation in the area. We look forward to see how this effort progresses in the coming months.
Representatives from twelve African nations attened the Cape Verde 2013 workshop