Multinational - Project to support Members States of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the COVID-19 - CEMAC component


Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Jun 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 16,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This is an emergency operation to support and strengthen the response of Member States of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the coming months. It responds to a request from the CEMAC Commission and takes account of needs expressed by CEMAC member States through their national prevention and response plans to combat Covid-19. The operation is also part of the Bank's overall action to assist regional member countries in their fight against Covid-19. Therefore, the project complements the USD 2 million grant approved by the Bank in favour of WHO and will be followed by other operations under the Covid-19 Response Facility (CRF) approved by the Bank on 8 April 2020. The total cost of the operation stands at UA 9.97 millionand comprises a UA 8 million grant from the ADF-14 regional envelop in favour of CEMAC, a UA 0.9 million ADF grant from the resources of past cancelled projects in favour of the DRC, a UA 0.244 million ADF grant from the resources of past cancelled projects in favour of Chad, and a UA 0.825 million TSF grant from the resources of past cancelled projects in favour of Chad.

Project Objectives

The project's overall objective is to support CEMAC countries and the DRC to contain and curb the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). The specific objectives are to (i) strengthen surveillance at points of entry (air, sea and land routes); (ii)build essential sub-regional and national capacity for Covid-19-related epidemiological surveillance and case management; (iii) ensure the availability of stocks of products for the prevention, control and treatment of symptoms; and (iv) ensure communication and coordination at the regional level. The project,which will be implemented over 12 months, will comprise the following three components: (i) Support prevention, control and case management at regional and country levels; (ii) support the resilience of health systems and communities in CAR, DRC and Chad; and(iii) regional coordination and project management.

Beneficiaries

All project beneficiaries are people living in the CEMAC region,the DRC and neighbouring countries. Overall, the project will directly benefit about 145 million people in the Central African region, over 50% of whom are women.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
CEMAC - COMMUNAUTE ECONOMIQUE ET MONETAIRE DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IB0-031
Last Update 29 Sep 2020

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Contact Details

Name KONE Youssouf
Email y.s.kone@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational