Located in West Africa, Guinea covers an area of about 246,000 km2 and has its capital the city of Conakry. It is surrounded by Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, Mali to the northeast, Côte d’Ivoire to the east, Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has more than 12,000,000 inhabitants, mostly young (61.6% of Guineans are under 25 years old). Because of its geographical location, Guinea is a country with a strong migratory tradition.
Four Guinean cities, Mamou in Middle Guinea, Kankan in Upper Guinea, Beyla in Forest, Guinea, and Conakry the Capital benefit from the awareness – raising actions undertaken within the framework of MaM deployment in the country. There are more than 32 volunteers (returnees) in Guinea, including 16 women and 16 men (June 2020 figures) who conduct awareness raising activities in their communities where they share stories of their migration journey, risks associated with irregular travel, and promote local entrepreneurship, as well as an orderly and beneficial migration that benefit all. Social networks, radio and television are the main channels for disseminating messages. In addition, the success of the awareness-raising activities is based on a close collaboration notable with project partners including state partners, civil society structures, as well as media companies. Besides this collaboration, there are training activities in various fields such as (theatre, video, management…) for volunteers and beneficiary populations.