Tanzania - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to mitigate the effects of the 2016 Earthquake in Kagera Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Jan 2017
Signature Date 04 May 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 737,001.14
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Humanitarian Emergency Assistance is designed because of the devastating impact of the 2016 Earthquake in Kagera on the education sector. Indeed, two Secondary Schools were completely destroyed, and more than 700 classrooms were damaged, affecting the capacity of available learning spaces in 220 schools. Also, sanitary facilities, school offices, teachers’ houses and dormitories were demolished. This emergency assistance will contribute to the restoration of normalcy in learning activities, thus minimizing interruptions in the school calendar. The Bank will support the ongoing efforts by the Government, the Agencies and NGOs to restore the education infrastructure, and minimize disruptions in the school calendar. The bank's emergency assistance will focus on the rehabilitation of classrooms, offices, teachers' houses and latrines that have been badly affected by the earthquake.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the proposed emergency assistance is to meet urgent needs of primary school pupils and secondary school students in the earthquake affected areas, and restore 3 normalcy in the learning activities.


The main beneficiaries of this operation are teachers and pupils affected by the earthquake as well as the parents and local authorities in the Kagera region.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Disaster Management Department (DMD)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-KZ0-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name CHARLE Prosper
Email p.charle@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of