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KOICA’s Presence in Africa 

Africa is the continent of 54 independent countries characterized by ample development potential with abundant natural resources, fast population increase and 6% economic growth. However, it is also the continent failing to realize its full potential due to the lack of human resources, poor health environments and limited governance capacity. To contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and development of socio-economic growth of Africa, KOICA is making multidimensional efforts there. In particular, KOICA is focusing on sub-Saharan Africa as the region that requires urgent development needs. KOICA’s assistance programs in Africa prioritized health, education and rural development to meet basic human needs and improve basic infrastructure.

Also, KOICA is strengthening Africa’s public administration systems and investment environments by supporting public policies and industrial infrastructure. 

 

Projects 

National Institute of Vocational Trainer and Program Development Project in Rwanda

(2014~2015 / $5 million) 

Under its Vision 2020 and Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), Rwanda has put in place various policy measures to develop skilled workforce. In particular, Rwanda is showing its strong commitment to developing and reforming its vocational training systems by launching the Human Resources Development Agency in 2009. The project is designed to strengthen vocational training capacity and reduce unemployment rate in Rwanda by providing quality vocational training and narrowing demand and supply mismatch. To achieve these targets, the project involves facility repair and remodeling, technical assistance, equipment provision and knowledge transfer for the operation and administration of the center. This project laid the foundation for the cooperation with various partners, including GIZ specialized in vocational training. In collaboration with other donors, KOICA is planning to focus on vocational training policy and capacity building by capitalizing on a pooled fund.

 

Malaria Eradication Capacity Building Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

(2014~2017 / $4 million) 

Malaria is sickening 60 million people and taking lives of 180,000 people globally every year. It is one of the most serious health issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The dire consequence of malaria led the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to develop a national malaria reduction strategy that aims to provide adequate malaria prevention and treatment to more than 80% of its populations by 2015. From 2009 to 2010, KOICA provided health assistance to two areas in the Bandundu Province such as distributing insecticide-treated bed nets and contributed to the significant reduction of malaria cases by 31% and reduction of malaria mortality of under-five children by 40%. Recognizing significant progresses that this project helped achieve, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo requested KOICA to launch follow-up malaria reduction projects in five areas in the Bandundu Province. To live up to this expectation, KOICA has launched the Malaria Eradication Capacity Building Project to make further contributions in of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Top 5 African partner countries (USD in Million) 

Rank

country

Amount

Percentage(%)

Of KOICA’s total budget

Of KOICA’s budget for the region

 1

 Ethiopia

15,142

2.9

14.4

 2

 Rwanda

10,086

1.9

9.6

 3

 Uganda

9,248

1.8

8.8

 4

 Tanzania

7,991

1.5

7.6

 5

 Tunisia

6,561

1.3

6.3

Total

49,028

9.4

46.7

  

Assistance by Sector priority in Africa (USD in Million) 

Sector

Amount

Percentage(%)

Public Administration

18,066

17.2

Education

29,639

28.3

Health

21,808

20.8

Rural Development

23,786,

22.7

Industry & Energy

11,155

10.6

Disaster relief

392

0.4

Total

104,845

100.0