Quality Infrastructure Programme for Central Africa

PIQAC IN SHORT

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Context and objectives

Within the framework of the Programme to Support Trade and Economic Integration (PACIE), the European Union and CEMAC tasked UNIDO with the implementation of the Quality Infrastructure Programme for Central Africa (PIQAC), as well as the Restructuration and Upgrading Programme of Central Africa (PRMN). PIQAC aims to reinforce competitiveness and diversification of the productive sectors trough a support provided to regional and national institutions of the quality infrastructure. It also aims to upgrade it on a regional scale. Thus, the Programme implements a favorable business environment, while assuring the conformity to international trade regulation laws and technical standards.

Budget

5.6 Million euros

Duration

32 months
NB: Equatorial Guinea has not yet ratified the Cotonou agreement and thus, cannot be one of the beneficiary countries of the 10th European Development Fund’s (EDF) and of the activities implemented through the PIQAC. However, Equatorial Guinea can participate in regional actions with its own funding.

PIQAC PARTNERS

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FUNDING

European Union EU Logo The European Union, indispensable partner on a global scale, with its partners and institutions, conveys democratic values and encourages economic integration in Central Africa, within a regional framework of good governance.  

IMPLEMENTATION

lOGO CEMAC The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa The “CEMAC” gathers 6 countries which are: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, and Chad. Its mission is to promote a harmonious development for its member States within the framework of the implementation of a strong common market. UNIDO Logo Industrial Development United Nations Organization UNIDO is the specialized United Nations Agency which promotes industrial development as a tool to reduce poverty and implement a sustainable development on a global scale. UNIDO promotes a sustainable and inclusive development in all its member countries.  

CE PROGRAMME EST FINANCÉ PAR L'UNION EUROPÉENNE