Despite its vast natural and mineral resources, Guinea remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010 Professor Alpha Condé, a lifelong democratic activist, was elected President. This first step towards democracy was hailed by the Guinean people as an opportunity for the country to reverse its fortunes. But as President Condé put it himself “I inherited a country but I did not inherit a state”.

Since AGI started to work in Guinea in 2011, the overall goal of the project has been to support the President to deliver the priority public infrastructures and policies needed to set his country on track for economic growth and poverty reduction. AGI continues to fund work at the centre of government and in the large project delivery unit, to help them deliver their priorities.

We have supported  several successful projects, including the dam which will double energy capacity in Guinea, 9,000 solar powered street lights nationwide, and a youth centre in Conakry. More recently, we have made an important contribution to supporting better coordination during the Ebola response and helping to foster cross-border surveillance.

The first thing that Tony Blair brings is his expertise; second, the experts who he has put at our disposal; third, he helps us see that it’s not enough just to define priorities, we need timetables to deliver them.
President Alpha Condé


Kaleta dam to double Guinea's energy capacity, allowing the country's power supply to meet the consumer demand for the first time in many years.
AGI have worked shoulder to shoulder with the government of Guinea to contain the Ebola epidemic
Conakry's new 'Blue Zone' centre provides space for young people to play sports, access the internet and develop their skills for the future.


Nine thousand solar powered street lights are using green energy to make roads safer at night.

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Kaleta dam will double the energy capacity in Guinea, lighting the homes of many Guineans for the first time.


Ten thousand young people signed up to the libraries, sports fields and computers of the Blue Zone centre during its first year.

AGI In Action

Oct 2016

Sep 2016

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1st September 2016

Apr 2016

Mar 2016


Guinea and Rwanda have struck a series of agreements following President Kagame's trip to Conakry:

11th March 2016

Feb 2016


Why Guinea, Rwanda and South Africa provide cause for optimism on Africa's power problem. New from @judeauxp

10th February 2016

Jan 2016

The head of AGI’s project in Guinea has been appointed Minister of Economy and Finance by the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde
5th January 2016

Nov 2015

Oct 2015


On philanthropy and development with Howard Buffett and Tony Blair

Watch this video to hear from Mr Buffett, Tony Blair and Emmanuel de Merode, Warden of Virunga National Park in Congo, on Africa's development potential, conservation and philanthropy.
6th October 2015

Sep 2015


To achieve #GlobalGoals developing countries need to be in driving seat, find out why

25th September 2015
AGI was specially commended at the Third Sector awards for our work on Ebola. Find out more about our work and the awards here.
24th September 2015

Find out where AGI worked across the #EbolaResponse in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea #TSEAwards

24th September 2015