Equatorial Guinea - The Training Programme for Middle and Senior Executives

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 2008
Signature Date 10 Apr 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,211,995.9
Status Completion

Project General Description

The programme for the training of middle and senior executives aims to develop the skills required for the diversification and competitiveness of the Equato-Guinean economy. The programme is centres on the construction and equipment of five (5) new Provincial Polytechnic Institutes, as well as the rehabilitation and equipment of laboratories and computer rooms at the University School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (EUAPEF). The programme will also train senior executives, outside the country, in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and oil technologies. It will train middle-level executives and skilled labourers in 42 training fields (see technical Annex C1) structured into eight priority growth-oriented sectors (Oil extraction/Petrochemistry, Building and Civil Engineering, Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Breeding, Forestry, Technology and Tertiary). Finally, the programme will retrain workers holding jobs in the private and public sectors, and build the capacities of the DGPPE and INPYDE. The programme’s activities fall within three components: (i) improvement of training opportunities, (ii) capacity building, and (iii) programme management. The operation, which costs UA 91 million (UA), will be implemented over a five-year period, with effect from 2009.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the programme is to develop the skills required for the diversification and competitiveness of the Equato-Guinean economy. More specifically, the programme seeks to create an innovative technical and vocational training mechanism for middle and senior executives that meets the needs of the country’s economy.


First of all, the programme will concern youths attending school all over the country. The network of provincial polytechnic institutes will admit pupils at the end of their primary cycle for the skilled labour level and students completing their secondary cycle for the technician level. Secondly, the programme will target young school drop-outs and a large adult population composed of business employers, business project developers, people wishing to upgrade their skills or give a new direction to their careers, and populations active in the rural development sector. The programme will be particularly beneficial to girls by improving the scientific and technological training opportunities in the education system. To that end, it will lay emphasis on sensitizing the communities about girls’ enrolment in training structures and promoting merit through the award of scholarships to them.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Equatorial Guinea
Government of Equatorial Guinea


IATI identifier 46002-P-GQ-IAE-001
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Email j.bissakonou@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Equatorial Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
1.62742 11.3135 Mongomo
1.86391 9.76582 Bata
2.15106 11.3353 Ebebiyan
1.43677 10.5512 Evinayong
3.45683 8.55465 Luba
3.75 8.78333 Malabo