Multinational - The Gambia River Basin Development Organization Energy Project (OMVG) - Guinea

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Sep 2015
Signature Date 14 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 46,250,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Gambia River Organization for Development (OMVG) Energy Project covers the following four countries: The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. This sub-regional organization is the executing agency of the integrated development programs in the region and focuses, in particular, on the rational management of the common resources of the Gambia, Kayanga-Geba and Koliba-Corubal Rivers. The basins of these rivers offer the possibility of producing energy. The energy project has two main components: (i) the Sambangalou hydroelectric development located partly in Senegal and partly in Guinea, (ii) the interconnection line which crosses the four OMVG countries. It is planned a duration of 4 years for the realization of the works. The establishment of these infrastructures should make it possible to produce and distribute electricity in the 4 OMVG member countries in order to respond to demand at the request of the population, to promote economic development and to contribute to their independence from fossil fuels.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the OMVG Energy Project is to contribute to the socio-economic development of the OMVG member countries through increased access of the population to electricity. It aims to enable energy exchanges and improve the quality of electricity supply in OMVG member countries by providing renewable, clean and cost-competitive energy.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Governments and populations of the four (4) countries of OMVG (Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal), which will notably benefit from: increased access to electricity; the enlargement of the energy exchange system and the creation of a regional electricity market.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-098
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9.53795 -13.67729 Conakry