IDEAS For Us - Guinea


IDEAS For Us – Guinea was founded in 2018 after Francois Phopho Kamano became the ninth IREX Fellow to IDEAS For Us and traveled to Orlando, Florida for a four-month immersion program from August to December of 2018. The United States Department of State specially selected him as a candidate and IDEAS selected him.

Environmental Challenges

  • Deforestation
  • Soil erosion because of hydroelectric facilities, mining, and pollution
  • Water pollution because of improper waste disposal, 35% of people do not have fresh water and there are water-borne diseases.
  • Wildlife reduction because of hunting

Events and Projects

Francoise and his newly formed Guinea team is working to launch a Community Action Project that will plant 50 native trees at the border of a river in his hometown which is actively used as a celebration area.  The project will incorporate volunteers, local officials, and those who seek a greener Guinea.



Get Involved

Please reach out to [email protected] and we will connect you with the current leaders of IDEAS For Us – Guinea.

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IDEAS For Us – Guinea is headquartered in Gueckedou, Guinea and is lead by Francois Phopho Kamano.

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