The Integrated Hinda Project in the Republic of Congo

motorized plow operation demonstration in front of the community

The Hinda Integrated Project was created to promote the socio-economic development of the territory in different sectors: health, education, environment, agriculture and the promotion of micro-entrepreneurship. It involves the inhabitants of rural centres close to the M'Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika deposits in the district of Hinda, a town in the west of the country.

We operate in the Republic of Congo in the exploration, chemical and agri-business sectors. We focus our community support activities on access to fair and sustainable energy, with the construction of the Djéno (CED) and Congo (CEC) power plants. We launch activities aimed at enhancing culture by opening art museums and cultural centres.

Project features

Activity start date 2012 – present

The Republic of Congo

Access to water and sanitation
Access to water and sanitation
Education
Education
Community health
Community health
Economic diversification
Economic diversification

SDG 1 No poverty

SDG 2 Zero hunger

SDG 3 Health and Well-being

SDG Quality Education

SDG 5 Gender equality

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production 

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals 

Eni Congo

Médecins d’Afrique
Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale (AVSI)
Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics
Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education (MEPSA)
Ministry of Health and Population
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Actions and objectives of the project

A diverse project that supports communities

The Hinda project involves the population of the Republic of Congo near the M'Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika fields. It aims to enhance four priority areas: education, health, access to water and agriculture. It involves communities in campaigns for health protection, environmental awareness and parenting education. It leaves the management of various initiatives, such as the routine maintenance of water wells that guarantee access to water, to the local committees.

The CATREP training centre for technical skills enhancement

The Hinda Integrated Project includes numerous infrastructural interventions in the construction and modernisation of existing facilities, e.g. schools, medical centres and water wells. Also part of this is the CATREP (Centre d'Appui Technique et des Ressources Professionnelles) project, the hub of which is a training centre set up to support the activities of farmers and breeders. Courses initiated periodically within the structure aim at strengthening professional skills, e.g. the acquisition of agronomic techniques to support the cultivation of materials to produce biofuels.

Alpha Hinda, the project that ensures access to education and improves quality of life

Promoting literacy among the population is the main priority of the Alpha Hinda project. Thanks to the involvement of teachers and volunteers, the training centres ensure that children and adults can benefit from high quality study programmes. In parallel, joint initiatives are running to grow and sell vegetable crops, the proceeds of which go to the student volunteers who work there. In the long term, pupils will be organised in a cooperative equipped with a bank account for the financial management of business activities.

Circularity in waste management 

There are circular economy initiatives ongoing in the region to create value from waste, through the biodegradation of contaminated soil and oil-based cuttings, composting of waste from company canteens to be reused as fertiliser, and plans for the recovery and recycling of plastics.

Highlights
22
villages

involved in an area of approximately 830 km2


25 k
recipients

of the Hinda Integrated Project


31
wells

of drinking water built in the territory


120
ton/y

biodegraded organic waste


12
teachers

trained in primary literacy during the Alpha Hinda project


22
villages

involved in an area of approximately 830 km2

25 k
recipients

of the Hinda Integrated Project

31
wells

of drinking water built in the territory

120
ton/y

biodegraded organic waste

12
teachers

trained in primary literacy during the Alpha Hinda project

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Last update: 08 September 2023


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