ORT-Guinea is a local NGO, accredited by the Guinean Authorities, and a member of the World ORT federation.
Created in Mamou in 2003, Ort-Guinea began with a group of professionals from various backgrounds and attributions committed to the improvement of the socio-economic structures in Guinea, particularly in rural zones.
The strategic goals of the organization are to:
- Fight against poverty by improving the family income.
- Help displaced people to integrate.
- Contribute to the development of the rural sector by improving the population capabilities in: agriculture, environment, fishery, craftsmanship, health, education and communication.
- Strengthen local governance and good practice.
- Promote entrepreneurship.
ORT-Guinea mandate is achieved through:
- Results oriented and market based surveys.
- Education and awareness campaigns.
- Community and leadership development.
- Ad-hoc trainings.
On-going activities include :
- Ebola awareness campaign implementation in the Mamou region in order to prevent further outbreaks at the request of UNICEF and the Ministry of Health
- Literacy programs for the rural population. ORT-Guinea is also in charge of a special project of literacy for local leaders.
- Assessment and evaluation of rural development projects. As part of the follow-up on the development project in Kalala/Dalaba, ORT-Guinea broadcasted interactive programs on the local rural radio.
- Participation to reforestation projects and training the population on forestry and forests preservation.
- Support to the absorbtion of the Kissidougou refugees.
- Coordination with local NGOs in the Mamou region.
ORT-Guinea is governed by a Board of five people. The office is located in Mamou in the National Forestry Institute (ENATEF) compound.
ORT-Guinea, c/o M. Alhassane Balde, B.P. 300, Conakry. Tel: +224 6184.108.40.206 / +224 6220.127.116.11 Mail: