Multinational - Feasibility study for Gabon-ICT backbone project

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Dec 2017
Signature Date 20 Feb 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22040
Commitment U.A 618,297.26
Status Completion

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the feasibility studies of the Gabon Component of the Central African Fibre Optic Backbone (CAB) project. It includes the setting up of a National Data Centre (Datacenter), a Computer Attack Warning and Response Centre (CSIRT) and a public key infrastructure. These feasibility studies consist of preparing Gabon's interconnection with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, and the extension of national fibre optic coverage on the 14 priority axes. This extension goes from the Meyo-Kye-Kyo-Ossi axis (5 km) to the Ndendé-Doussala axis (50 km), via the Lambaréné-Fougamou-Mouila-Ndendé-Tchibanga-Mayumba axis (457 km). In total, a 1,900 km extension, which responds to the main recommendation of the Plan for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida), according to which each country on the continent should have at least two fibre optic land links with its immediate neighbours.

Project Objectives

The project has the following main objectives: (i) to prepare for the interconnection of Gabon with neighbouring countries (Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea) and the extension of national fibre optic coverage; and (ii) to contribute to the establishment of a National Data Centre (Datacenter) in Gabon and a platform comprising a Computer Attack Response and Alert Centre (CSIRT) and a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).


The main beneficiary of the study is the Government of the Republic of Gabon.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Agence nationale des infrastructures numériques et des fréquences


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-GZ0-001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name OMAR ELMI Samatar

Geographic Location

Country Multinational