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Australia - Equatorial Guinea

Australia - Equatorial Guinea


Australia's diplomatic representation to Equatorial Guinea is through the Australian Embassy in Madrid.   Australia is pleased to be able to contribute to community-level efforts strengthening the economy of Equatorial Guinea through our Direct Aid Program, which has included projects aimed at improving education and economic development.

For more information on Equatorial Guinea, including visa information and other resources, please click here.


Direct Aid Program

Direct Aid Program 2023-24

The period for the submission of Expressions of Interest for the Direct Aid Program 2023-24 has now closed. To access the call, please click here.

The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program managed through our network of overseas posts.  The DAP is designed to support local communities in developing countries through projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.

DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.

Who can apply for DAP funds?

Funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for official development assistance.

How to apply for DAP funds?

The Australian Embassy in Madrid coordinates the DAP for Equatorial Guinea. Please contact  the Embassy if you are interested in applying for funding through the DAP.

Click here for more information on the DAP.


DAP projects in Equatorial Guinea

2022-23: Voluntariado Internacional para el Desarrollo, la Educación y la Solidaridad (VIDES)

Currently in progress, this project targets Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education – through ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities through fimplementing a two-year training program at the school “Ewaiso Ipola” for future classroom support assistants in Malabo and its surroundings. The training program, which will continue in 2023-24, involves learning experts, teachers and a total of 43 students in the first year.


2021-22: Asociación Cinematográfica de Guinea Ecuatorial (ACIGE)

This project aimed to promote equal opportunities in a predominantly male-dominated sector and to increase women's empowerment through audio visual training and development. It provided free audio-visual training to women aged 15-40, enabling them to become independent and confident in the sector. The project also facilitated the space "EG HUB CINEMA", a place for women to develop, create and network.

2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2019-20: This project trained teachers to strengthen their ability to be able to diagnose, intervene and assess specific learning needs in students in the areas of mathematics, reading and writing.

2017-18, 2018-19: This project provided the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) with equipment and scientific and community training to assist in increasing awareness and understanding of infectious health concerns.  It provided tools to develop training workshops aimed at students and academics on water and soil analysis. It established a community training program to raise awareness amongst women and youth on environmental sanitation and the transmission of infections through water. 


2017-2018: ONG Desarrollo 2000 en África

This project aimed at achieving socio-economic development by reducing reliance on food imports. Contributing to a successful existing agribusiness project in Kuche, this project increased output from cultivated land while also providing training to agricultural college students from the Escuela de Capacitación Agraria de Bata.


2016-2017: Fundación Madreselva ONGD

This project provided teachers with training and equipment for classrooms in Malabo to help improve the country’s education system. 


2015-2016: Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Enfermería (FUDEN)

This project helped improve health services for Equatoguineans in a tangible, practical way by providing surgical equipment to the Malabo Regional Hospital.


2014-2015: Fundación de Religiosos para la Salud (FRS) 

This project provided pre-natal equipment to community health centres in several locations through Equatorial Guinea.