The Boké-Kamsar corridor is the heart of the bauxite mining industry in Guinea. Bauxite is a raw material used to make aluminum and Guinea has over 30% of the world’s supply. Bauxite is exported through the port of Kamsar. According to Guinea government agencies, recent annual growth rates in the Boké-Kamsar corridor approach 10% annually. Rapid growth and the expansion of mining activity present multiple challenges for urban planning, infrastructure, health care, and education in this region.
This project aims to develop the essential data needed for urban planning by generating a baseline dataset of services (e.g., schools, health centers) and infrastructure (e.g., roads, water supply, electricity).