Project ID 235GBS5000

As Guinea Bissau is preparing for legislative elections (end 2022) in a highly tensed context, this project seeks to support spaces for inclusive dialogue, legal reform, safety of journalists, and initiatives for peace consolidation to strengthen democratic process and social cohesion. This will be achieved through reinforcing the legal framework for guaranteeing right to information; building capacity of security officers on public order and freedom of expression; supporting the monitoring and countering of hate speech; and enhancing the competencies of public and community media on "solution journalism" and fact-checking techniques for reliable reporting and countering disinformation.

  • On-going

USD 695,500

Total Project Budget

USD 13,217

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.09.29
End Date 2025.01.31
Benchmark as of 2023.03.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
UN - Peacebuilding fund
United Nations Development Programme

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI2 - Member States have strengthened capacities and raised awareness to enhance norms and policies related to freedom of expression, press freedom, safety of journalists, including women journalists, and the right to access information, online and offline
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 60%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States | 100%