Gabon - Support project for the Moanda School of Mines and Metallurgy (E3M)

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Apr 2021
Signature Date 06 Oct 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 867,732
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation concerns a grant of up to UA 867,732 from the Technical Assistance Fund for Middle Income Countries (TAF-MIC) to finance the support project for the Moanda School of Mining and Metallurgy (E3M). E3M is a school of excellence that promotes employment in the Central African sub-region. The project is complementary to Gabon's active portfolio and will increase the chances of success of some ongoing projects, while helping to develop the Bank's investment pipeline in Gabon and the region. It is structured in three complementary components: (i) Renovation of the educational offer for youth employability; (ii) Strategic positioning of E3M at the regional level; and (iii) Project management and coordination. With an academic start in October 2021 and a training duration of 20 months for the engineering cycle, the project should be implemented over a maximum of 3 years starting in February 2021.

Project Objectives

The project will aim to improve the employability of the young graduates, as well as the influence of the school on a regional scale. Specifically, it will provide support for the renovation of the educational offer in line with the needs of the labour market and support the influence and attractiveness of this school at regional level through the signing of financing agreements with certain mining companies which are the main users of these graduates.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Ecole de Mines et de Métallurgie de Moanda (E3M) and the Government of the Gabonese Republic.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-GA-IAE-005
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Gabon
Coordinates Location Name
-1.55746 13.2178 Moanda