Development Action Department/Christ Church in the Congo

Acronym/Acronyme : ECC
Description : The Development Action Department/Christ Church in the Congo focuses on agriculture, environment and Infrastructures’ rebuilding. Services it renders include, agriculture, schools' rebuilding, reforestation, trainings (HIV, Bioethics) and surveys and mappings. Its scope of coverage is national. The structure of organization (management) is as follows: Administration Council - Management steering committee - other services (finance, administration, projects). Partnerships with other non research stake holders are with KFW located in Germany for more than 4 years/Projects funding and capacity building. FCP (Fonds pour la Consolidation de la Paix)/Idem. These partnerships helped the ECC to rebuild some infrastructures and to contribute to the peace recovery in some parts of the DRC especially after the war in the eastern and western parts of the DRC. Lessons learnt from partnerships include capacity building, learning European management projects methodology and pragmatism in projects' management. Challenges faced in these new partnerships included, difficulty in capturing all the new methodologies which is not so easy, adaptation to the new work system, and lack of confidence in the experiences. Challenges were mitigated by, internal fundraising capacities building and, capacity building for the stakeholder including the internal workers. ECC is interested in partnership focused on rebuilding infrastructures, schools and reforestation programs in the DRC. ECC is interested in the PAEPARD project because this new partnership may help our organization to strengthen its capacity on the field. ECC can share case studies for example the FCP. ECC has a good partnership with FCP. The partnership has helped us recreate jobs for the youth in the agricultural field. We set up the strategies to create new jobs. The PAEPARD initiative is relevant for the African region in terms of development because it seems to be a new opportunity for the development. But we hope it will not be managed without regular stakeholder's consultations in its implementation and development

Physical address/Adresse physique

Street/Rue : 13, Avenue Shaumba
Street/Rue : Gombe
Town/Ville : Kinshasa
Country/Pays : Democratic Republic of Congo
Phone/Téléphone : 243998323089

Postal address/Adresse postale

Town/Ville : Kinshasa
Country/Pays : Democratic Republic of Congo


Details for Head of Institution/Détail responsable
Details for Contact Person/Personne à contacter
Name/Nom : Mr. Félicien MALANDA : Director

Institution detail and legal status/Detail institution et statut légal


Mandat : Regional
ARD Themes/RDA Themes : Plant production/Production végétale, Animal production/Production animale, Forestry/Forêts, Soil/Sols, Water/Eau, Environment/Environnement, Farming systems/Systèmes agricoles, Technology & Engineering/Technologie et ingénierie, Food technology & human nutrition/Technologie alimentaire et nutrition humaine
Activities / Activités : Training/Formation, Networking/Réseautage