DR Congo

DR Congo is one of the most important partners of the Belgian Development Cooperation. In line with the country’s policy priorities we focus on education, health, economic growth and the reduction of poverty.

Agriculture and rural development

Almost 80% of the population live in rural areas. Agriculture is the principal sector of the economy. Congo aims to re-boost its rural areas by developing modern production entities and by strengthening small businesses.

We support this vision by intervening in family businesses following three axes: first, we aim to improve the volume and quality of farm production; second, we support processing, storage and marketing activities; and third, we help improve access to production areas by rehabilitating rural roads and river ferries.

drone view from a village in South Ubangi

Education

Congo faces the major challenge of developing a professional education and training offer that is relevant and adapted to the needs of society and businesses. The country must meet the aspirations of its youth, which constitutes the major part of the population.

Our support in the education sector focuses on technical and vocational education and training, which is considered a priority domain for the country’s development as it needs a qualified workforce. Special attention is paid to gender equality in our education projects.

woman smiling while working on a construction site

Health

Our health programme, which is deployed in three provinces, aims to improve the population’s physical and financial access to quality health care. This implies not only support to health centres and hospitals, but also support to the management of the health system.

Special attention is paid to providing comprehensive care to victims of sexual violence. We also assist the central Ministry of Health with putting in place a quality medication distribution system; developing sustainable and transparent financing of the sector; and assuring competent medical staff.

woman psychiatrist talking to patient

Contact the Enabel team in DR Congo

133 Boulevard du 30 Juin
Commune de la Gombe, KINSHASA
T + 243 995 90 40 17 | representation.rdc@enabel.be
Resident Representative: Philippe Serge Degernier

News & Events

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02 July 2021

Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA) with a GCF contribution of 40 million euro and an additional 18 million euro mobilized as co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and other Project Executing Entities.

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15 September 2021

EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

Enabel and the International Trade Centre signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country.

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29 November 2022

Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.

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Events

15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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Resources

22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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Resources

22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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