2019 Global Gender Summit plans to tackle the constraints to gender equality

Rwanda is preparing to welcome women from all over the world for the first Global Gender Summit to be held in Africa. At a press conference on 18 October in the capital Kigali, the organizers laid out plans for the event. “We believe that GGS 2019 will be an opportunity to share best practices from all participants so that we accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa and around the world,” said Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Soline Nyirahabimana. The Global Gender Summit is a biennial event organized by the multilateral development...

PPM - Rwanda - Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Ingeneering & E-Health

PPM - Rwanda - Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Ingeneering & E-Health

Rwanda - Regional Information Communication Center Of Excellence (RICT CoE) Project - Project Completion Report

The project was designed within the context of the 2008-2012 Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) of the Government of Rwanda (GoR), which identified skills development as a key element of GoR’s strategy to achieve its objective of becoming a modern nation, able to generate and disseminate technological knowledge and innovation. It focused on the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, with the aim of contributing to government’s efforts to develop a wide range of technical skills, responsive to labor market demands, as highlighted in the Science,...

Rwandan women making a difference at water treatment plant

About 30 minutes’ drive outside Kigali, the tidy capital of Rwanda, past lush forests, marshland and makeshift roadside stores advertising their offerings on hand-painted signs, a group of women are quietly making history. On a construction site next to the Nyabarongo River, the women are hard at work on a water treatment plant that will change the destiny of the country, as well as their own. Florence Ntibazakwirwa spends several hours a day bending steel to precise angles, after which the metal is used to reinforce the structure of the buildings. “This comes along with passion....

Global Gender Summit

WHO: African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda                      WHAT: Global Gender Summit DATE: 25-27 November 2019 VENUE: Kigali Convention Centre – Kigali, Rwanda THEME: Unpacking constraints to gender equality   The African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda are pleased to announce that the next Global Gender Summit will take place 25 – 27 November 2019, at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. The Global Gender Summit is...

Eastern Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2018 - 2022

The Bank Group Regional Integration Strategy Paper for Eastern Africa (EA RISP) 2018-2022 articulates strategic priorities and a corresponding indicative Operational program for the Bank’s support to regional economic integration in Eastern Africa. It has been prepared in the larger context of the Bank’s strategic direction and recent regional, continental and global developments. These developments include the adoption, in 2015, of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...

Burundi – Rwanda Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwityazo Road Project - Project Completion Report

The Ministry of Transport, Public Works, Equipment and Town and Country Planning through the Roads Authority (OdR) in Burundi and the Ministry of Infrastructure in Rwanda through the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA).

Rwanda’s women in tech: Leading the digital revolution

When she was a little girl, Jeanne Yamfashije wanted to be a doctor. Her goal was to make her parents proud and serve her people. The 29-year-old IT specialist did not become a doctor but she has certainly fulfilled her other wishes. For the past five years, Yamfashije has been working with a project that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among girls in Rwanda. The group, called Girls in ICT Rwanda, offers mentorships, boot camps and a competition to encourage innovation among students. The organization reaches 500 girls each year. “I am serving my people by...

Rwanda - Supporting structural transformation in Rwanda by improving access to finance to local SMEs in transformative sectors - Project Summary Note

Cogebanque is a leading, private commercial bank in Rwanda with over 19 years of operations. Its current shareholding is held by Rwandan institutions (44%), businesspersons (53%) and the balance (3%) is held by individuals. Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) is the largest shareholder with a 43% shareholding . Licensed and regulated by the National Bank of Rwanda, Cogebanque has 26 branches scattered across the country supported by numerous agents and ATMs. It provides a comprehensive range of products and services to corporate, SMEs and retail customers

Africa’s key development partners unite to tackle hunger as millions face food insecurity in times of climate change

Kigali, August 8, 2019 – Development partners in Africa have pledged to pool their resources to counter food insecurity on the continent. The commitment was formalized at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) held in Kigali, Rwanda, August 5-6, in partnership with the African Union, leaders of the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Bank. The event focused on strengthening and accelerating support to Africa’s food security programs and helping African...

Interconnection of the Electric Grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries


African Development Bank’s appreciation of the work of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization

Kigali, Rwanda, 29th July, 2019: The 4th General Assembly of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization PAFO, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 23 July 2019, brought together some 50 delegates, including representatives from PAFO’s regional bodies, to discuss the continental platform, as well as institutional, organizational and partnership challenges. A special session of PAFO’s partners (the Bank, the EU, IFAD, FO4ACP, and AgriCord) was held to reflect on how best to engage with civil society and especially small-holder farmers, the backbone of most African economies. On behalf of the...

EOI - Rwanda - Recruitment of a consulting firm for the elaboration of 30 potential minigrid sites feasibility study, rollout plan and tender documents

The Government of Rwanda has received financing support from the Sustainable Energy Fund Africa (administered by the African Development Bank) to support the development of Mini-Grids in the Country and intends to procure consultancy services for conducting the feasibility studies and roll out plan for 30 mini grid sites and preparation of tender documents.

Rwanda - Sustainable Woodland Management and Natural Forest Restoration Project - PCR

The project’s objective was relevant to the country’s strategic objectives in forestry. These include increasing and diversifying national forest and agroforestry resources; conserving and sustainably rehabilitating forest and agroforestry resources; assessing the contribution of goods and services provided by the forestry sector to the national economy; lastly, developing an agriculture sector that seeks to preserve the environment and natural resources. PGReF is fully aligned to the national forestry policy and strategy.

SPN - RWANDA - Acquisition of Equipment, Materials and Tools for Rehabilitation Mobility Sciences Laboratories

This Invitation for Bids (IFBs) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website.

Rwanda: Mulindi and Pfunda Tea Factoties Extension


“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Open in Malabo

African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. The call was made at the opening ceremony of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the theme: “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” “Apart and divided, Africa is weakened. Together and united, Africa will be unstoppable,” the Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the packed Sipopo Conference Center. Adesina urged African governments to work toward...

SPN - Rwanda - Supply of four (4) garbage compactor trucks and four (4) faecal suction trucks – 2 lots - Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program

The Government of Rwanda has received financing from the African Development Bank in the form of a loan towards the cost of Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program. The Water and Sanitation Corporation (“WASAC Ltd”), an executing agency, intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this loan to eligible payments under the contract for which this Tender Document is issued.

Rwanda - Additional Financing - Scaling up electricity access program - phase II - Appraisal report

The primary objective of the Scaling Up Electricity Access (SEAP) Phase II Program is to support the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to meet its ambitious energy targets of universal electricity access to Kigali city by 2019 and nationwide by 2024. This objective of SEAP II is to be achieved through improvements in power supply reliability, increase in on-grid access countrywide and increase in off grid access in the Southern and Western provinces of the country.

EOI – Rwanda - Consultancy services for social and economic impact for construction of Kivu-belt road projects

The Government of Rwanda has receivedfinancing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the project to develop roads (Mugina-Mabanda-Nyanza Lake and Rubavu-Gisiza) and Facilitate transport on the North-South Corridor PhaseIII, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for the loan and the grant to payments under contract for Consultancy Services for Social and Economic Impact for Construction of Kivu-Belt Road Projects.The services included under this project are:consultancy services for social and economic impact for construction of Kivu-Belt road projects; and the duration...