Commission commits €5 Million to fulfill Urgent Needs of Burundian

An additional €5 million has been committed by the European Commission to address the urgent needs of Burundian refugees living in neighbouring countries. This brings the EU's total humanitarian response to the Burundi regional refugee crisis in 2018 to €13 million. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, "The region is suffering a largely forgotten and heavily underfunded refugee crisis. Most Burundian refugees currently seek refuge in … [Read more...]

AfDB approves €115 Million for Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program

An additional funding of €115 million has been approved by the African Development Bank to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services. The program is bolstered by the country’s new Vision 2050, which aims to ensure a high standard of living for all Rwandans. The new financing is to scale up the country’s largest water and sanitation sector investment program. The program is … [Read more...]

British Council launches ‘Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants’ Funding Call

The British Council has launched a funding call with an aim to increase connections between the UK creative sectors, young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK. With this in mind, they are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations, curators or programmers working in any of the following art forms – Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film – to travel to … [Read more...]

Rwanda CSOs join Government in fight against Poverty

Rwanda Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) on behalf of the government have implemented at least 120 projects worth over Rwf3 billion to fight  against poverty in Rwanda. The Coordinator of the projects under Strengthening Civil Societies Organizations Programme at Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), Jean Paul Rwabuyonza said, "Civil societies were given grants by the government and One UN Rwanda since 2014 to implement some projects on behalf of the government. The move is part of homegrown … [Read more...]

AU launches Peace Fund in Africa to promote Peace and Security

A peace fund aimed at promoting peace and security in Africa has been launched by the African Union (AU). Speaking at the launching ceremony of the AU peace fund, Rwandan President and current AU Chairperson, Paul Kagame said, "The fund will work towards ensuring that peace and security challenges are solved by African mechanisms." Kagame was speaking on the sidelines of the 11th AU extraordinary summit of heads of state from November 17-18, currently being held in the Ethiopian capital Addis … [Read more...]

New Project launched to raise awareness on Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

A new, 2 year Rwf620 Million project has been launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Women for Women International to raise awareness about gender-based violence, and to aid gender-based violence in Rwanda. The new USAID Twiceceka project will fight gender-based violence by providing technical assistance and resources to civil society organizations. The launch was attended by Christian Umuhire, the director of family promotion and child protection in the Ministry … [Read more...]

SDGCAfrica selects Rwanda to implement Women Entrepreneurship and Business Agenda

Rwanda has been selected as the first country to spearhead and implement a new women entrepreneurship and business agenda by Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGCAfrica)  that will be disseminated in ten African countries. This was announced during the start of a pioneer training programme for 50 Women Entrepreneurs and Business Women CEOs which kicked off on November 6, 2018 in Kigali. The four day training will focus on motivating and inspiring women entrepreneurs to become … [Read more...]

YouthMobile Initiative hosts Workshop for African Youth

The YouthMobile initiative hosted a workshop attracting 25 international youth participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Sudan, and Rwanda, many of which are former YouthMobile students/trainees. The workshop offered young people that participated in the YouthMobile initiative an opportunity to meet with peers from other African countries in fine tuning mobile applications from around the continent. The main objective of YouthConnekt Africa is to provide “youth with the skills, … [Read more...]

Rwanda launches New Drive to end Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

A national campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of new HIV infections and keeping mothers alive was launched by Rwanda.  The event has been launched at the national level, in the City of Kigali due to its high HIV prevalence of 6.3 per cent, and the city is considered to be the main contributor of new HIV infections from mother-to-child in the country. The campaign, dubbed "Free to Shine Rwanda," seeks to increase awareness, strengthen ownership and accountability to end HIV/AIDS … [Read more...]