Mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through digitalisation

In response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission and the High Representative announced an EU global response strategy to fight the pandemic in April 2020.

Part of the EU COVID-19 emergency response is the Action “Resilience to COVID-19 through Digitalisation” (RESICODI). This Action is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is jointly implemented by Enabel and GIZ (Team Europe Approach).


The RESICODI project aims to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern and Southern Africa.


Supporting digital solutions to foster quality and continuation of education services.


Improving digital solutions to foster quality and continuation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and education services.


Strengthening digital solutions to foster quality and efficiency of health services.


In a Team Europe spirit, GIZ and Enabel have joined forces to leverage existing projects to ensure an integrated and sustainable response to COVID-19. RESICODI thus builds on ongoing initiatives implemented by both agencies:

GIZ is building on the established BACKUP Initiative to provide technical and financial support to African partners working on digital solutions for basic education services.

Enabel is strengthening successful Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and health projects to facilitate COVID-19 resilience.

The project works in Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda and Zambia.

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Latest news


Expanding professional opportunities through digital skills


Strengthening the education system in Burundi with digital tools, a real good idea?

In Burundi, in the framework of the Action on Resilience to COVID-19 through digitalisation (RESICODI), 8 trade training centres are in the process of launching their new digital tools and enabling learners to learn new digital techniques.

Train the trainers: 4 questions to Gedeon Manirakiza and Fulgence Hagumubuzima, lecturers at IPRC Kitabi (Rwanda)

Gedeon Manirakiza and Fulgence Hagumubuzima are lecturers at IPRC Kitabi and have both been following trainings to not only being able to navigate in the new e-learning platform implemented in their school but also to create their own content and guide their colleagues.

Digitalisation and health care - Visit to the Sainte Thérèse Centre (Burundi)

A call for applications was launched to solicit hospitals interested in implementing new digital solutions within their services.

Gender and digitalisation: challenges and opportunities for women in the health sector (Burundi)

On 13 September 2022, in Bujumbura, the information session "Burundian women at the service of HealthTech in Burundi" was held.

Development of an innovative and user-oriented digital library in DRC

We met Cédrick Ngandu Kalala and Nelson Mbembe, two colleagues from Enabel in DR Congo. They explain how they came to develop a user-centred digital library for this project from scratch.

Boosting digital literacy, what does it mean?

Reactions from partners and actors of the RESICODI Action (Rwanda)

Empowering teachers in the digital era

Four questions on digital education: Interview with Astrid Genard and Tom Ntambara, education experts

Implementing partners

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