Rwanda

Rwanda
Rwanda

Official Name: Republic of Rwanda
Capital: Kigali
Independence Day: 1 July 1962
Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)

Key Results

  • The ARECO-RWANDA project sought to improve the livelihoods of women, while encouraging biodiversity conservation through the sustainable management of natural resources. Organised into 28 cooperatives, 5000 women were guided and assisted in the establishment of nurseries growing indigenous and fruit bearing plants, and additionally in the craft-based development of community tourism.
  • The FIOM project promoted the economic empowerment of women from the Kayonza, Kirehe and Ngoma districts of Rwanda. The project assisted 30 community based groups to transform into 16 legally registered cooperatives. The project benefited 706 women and 63 men and further helped to double the household income of the beneficiaries.
  • Harmonized standards enabled national drug regulatory authorities (NMRAs) in EAC to authorize 2 Antimalarial Drugs and 3 Generic Pharmaceuticals.
  • Rusumo Falls is a hydropower production plant purposed to serve 61 MW to Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.
  • Rwanda committed 2 million hectares of degraded land the be restored by 2030. Restoration opportunities assessment methodologies (ROAM) have been developed in four countries; namely Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Conducted a study to assess the factors determining the success of previous tree-based ecosystem approaches in Rwanda and the potentials for future expansion of key TBEAs.