D.R. Congo Ministry of Education


D.R. Congo - African Development Bank - 2006-2007

ORT sent 12 experts to undertake three studies for the Ministry of Education:

  • feasibility study for implementing new structures within the modernization of secondary and university level education.
  • study on the problems faced by children and youth in difficult circumstances.
  • study on adapting vocational training for the needs of the country's labor market.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 2005

ORT was selected to develop a training plan designed to strengthen the capacities of the executive staff and agents of the COPIREP (Comité de Pilotage de la Réforme des Entreprises).

This unit was created within the framework of a vast program of reform and restructuring of State enterprises, which the government of the D.R. Congo has committed itself to carrying out in order to enhance competitiveness and thereby contributing to national economic growth.

Health, Education and Nutrition

D.R. Congo - EU & FAC & Government of Luxembourg - 1994-1999

The EC and Government of Luxembourg financed a one year extension of a previous Mother and Child Care project which was carried out in two deprived zones in Kinshasa, i.e. Ngaliema and Selembao.

Three kindergartens and one health clinic were built and equipped. Youngsters and adults received vocational training and further education in French and Maths. Approximately 10,000 people benefited directly from this project, which is now managed by the Ministry for Social Affairs and local staff trained by the project.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1996-1999

ORT organized overseas electrical and naval engineering and port training

for senior staff of the Regie des Voies Fluviales (RVM).

Health, Education and Nutrition

D.R. Congo - BMZ & CIDA - 1988-1993

The aims of this project were to provide educational services for children aged 3-6 years who live in poor areas of Kinshasa, which are not served by the city's social services.

This is similar to the project in Lubumbashi. ORT set up a central unit where parents receive training as pre-school educators.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1975-1993

ORT created a Public Works Equipment Maintenance Service (SGMTP), managing Zaire's principal road maintenance equipment (bulldozers, graders, trucks, etc.) and supervising a road maintenance training brigade.

The project established 14 regional maintenance centers, a spare parts depot, and ancillary facilities.


D.R. Congo - CIDA - 1989-1991

ORT designed and implemented a project using labor intensive methods to help rural communities rehabilitate and maintain their own access and feeder roads.

ORT provided two engineers and trained local community residents in labor intensive road maintenance techniques.

Health, Education and Nutrition

D.R. Congo - BMZ & CIDA - 1985-1991

This three-year project aimed to establish educational services for 4-6 year old children living in marginal areas who were not under the care of the town's social services.

ORT set up a central unit and 9 satellite units in Katuba (Lubumbashi) where parents were trained as pre-school educators. This project was completed in December 1987 and handed over to the local authorities.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1987-1990

ORT prepared the RVM training program and sent two specialists to conduct

project implementation, training and management.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1987-1990

Two ORT specialists assisted the Office des Routes acting as a regional technical director and a civil engineering trainer based at the Lubumbashi training center.

Two ORT specialists worked together with the Office des Routes in the Bandundu Region. A regional technical director was based in Bandundu and the other consultant directed the SGMTP center in Kikwit.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1985-1990

ORT alleviated malnutrition among 50,000 children under the age of five in the poorest areas of Kinshasa by importing corn milled by a local PVO and distributing it through a network of PVO health centers.

ORT also funded an extrusion plant to produce a low-cost weaning food, 90 percent of which is produced from local products.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1986-1990

An ORT road construction and equipment maintenance specialist team

created a unit to rehabilitate 3,200 km of roads and bridges in Shaba.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1984-1990

ORT strengthened training management, trained instructors, prepared

lists of equipment needs, trained harbor security and railway telecommunications, and improved training materials for National Office of Transport (ONATRA) employees.


D.R. Congo - CIDA - 1988-1989

An ORT specialist implemented the preparatory phase of a feeder road rehabilitation project in Kivu.

The specialist trained local teams in high-intensity road maintenance methods and provided two training specialists with DESSAU.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1988-1989

An ORT computer systems specialist set up a computerized inventory

of ONATRA personnel for the Human Resources Directorate.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1984-1985

ORT studied the causes and effects of malnutrition in Kinshasa.

ORT then recommended a project to feed malnourished children in hospitals and to improve the sale and distribution of low-priced foods to those suffering most from malnutrition.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1986-1988

ORT helped upgrade the road between Kikwit and Idiofa and managed

an Office des Routes brigade.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1983-1988

ORT managed the Lubumbashi Regional Training Center and provided

training to Zairian counterparts.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1986-1987

An ORT training specialist designed the ONATRA training plan for

the 1986-1990 period.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1987

An ORT specialist assisted the Office des Routes with a survey on

SGMTP workshop standardization.

PVO Institutional Development

D.R. Congo - USAID - 1983-1987

ORT improved rural access to basic health services by managing and allocating a central umbrella fund, strengthening local Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) as viable development agencies, and implementing PVO sub-projects in three selected priority areas:

  • rural outreach clinic: maintenance and operation;
  • farm- to-market, road and bridge rehabilitation and maintenance;
  • introduction of mini-hydro electrification for schools, hospitals, and villages;


D.R. Congo - KfW - 1983-1985

Six ORT highway construction specialists managed a road construction

unit that built road sections between Bukavu and Goma in the Kivu region.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1985

ORT prepared a training plan to ensure efficient personnel management of the Régie des Voies Maritimes (RVF), a public Zairian organization.

ORT recommendations proposed new employee training methods and a job classification methodology. ORT also recommended the creation of a Research facility, to be used by RVM and other major organizations in Zaire.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1980-1982

ORT trained 26 Zairians in agricultural and technical skills at the

Central ORT Institute in Geneva and other European centers.


D.R. Congo - USAID - 1981-1984

ORT supervised road equipment and spare part procurement for the Bandundu Region.

The roads are used to transport farm produce to the main population centers.


D.R. Congo - CIDA - 1977-1982

ORT procured equipment and spare parts for the SGMTP and provided training in spare parts allocation and management.

In 1978, ORT expanded the program to add five specialists and to provide on-the-job training in equipment repair and maintenance and spare parts inventory control.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1979-1982

ORT created three new training centers and a programming unit following the reorganization of all Office des Routes training facilities.

The new training curricula included road, factory, and equipment maintenance and repair.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1975-1980

An ORT program trained 2,000 ONATRA employees in computer programming,

diesel mechanics, river barge operations, electricity, administration, and port operation and maintenance.


D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1975-1980

ORT conducted a preliminary study, then organized and implemented a ferry operation and maintenance training system for Zaire's network of approximately 400 ferries.

ORT established a central spare parts depot and initiated a continuous on-the-job training program.


D.R. Congo - Government of Zaire & USAID - 1971-1975

ORT surveyed road construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance personnel training requirements and subsequently designed and operated five regional training centers and mobile road maintenance brigades.

ORT trained over 1,000 employees and rebuilt and maintained 2,000 km of roads.

Water Supply

D.R. Congo - World Bank - 1975

ORT surveyed training programs and skill requirements, then

designed a staff training program for the Zaire National Water Distribution System.

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