Rwanda

16-Aug-2019

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...
13-Aug-2019

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
09-Aug-2019

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...
31-Jul-2019

Interconnection of the Electric Grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries

29-Jul-2019

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...
26-Jul-2019

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.
23-Jul-2019

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.
05-Jul-2019

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.
14-Jun-2019

Rwanda: Mulindi and Pfunda Tea Factoties Extension

12-Jun-2019

“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...
11-Jun-2019

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.
05-Jun-2019

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.
31-May-2019

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...
23-May-2019

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...
17-May-2019

Africa’s digital economy is a pan African responsibility, Rwanda’s President Kagame says at Transform Africa Summit

Officially opening the continent’s digital economy summit in the Rwandan capital, President Paul Kagame called the task to advance Africa’s digital economy agenda “a pan-African responsibility.” Africans need to realize “the depth and breadth of our responsibility in realizing the digital agenda which supports the broader development agenda,” Kagame told the packed auditorium on Day 2 of the Transform Africa Summit taking place at the Kigali Conference Center. Two African heads of state, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali, backed Kagame’s call to support Africa’s...
16-May-2019

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...
18-Apr-2019

African Legal Support Facility supports $200 million energy plant in Rwanda

The African Legal Support Facility has provided advisory services support to the Government of Rwanda for the negotiation of its deal with Symbion Power to develop a $200-million-dollar energy plant by Lake Kivu in Rwanda, signed on 29 March 2019. The energy plant is expected to generate an additional 56 MW of electricity for Rwanda, marking a significant step in Rwanda’s efforts to increase its installed power generation capacity by 291MW to 512MW by 2024. The plant will extract methane gas from the production area at Lake Kivu and use it to produce electricity. The Symbion Power...
16-Apr-2019

EOI – Rwanda - Hiring Consultant expert for Civil Expert for Construction Supervision - EDCL

The Rwanda -DRC Regional Transmission Interconnection project originated in 2013 under the ownership of the Energy, Water & Sanitation Authority (Rwanda) and Société National d’Électricité (Democratic Republic of Congo). The project comprised the 220kV Double Circuit Transmission Line and Substations.The Project covered new installations and the extension of 5 (five) 220 / 110 / 30kV substations (S/S) in the countries of Rwanda and DR Congo as well as their integration into the existing Load Dispatch Centre at Kigali and their integration into the Communication Network Management System.
16-Apr-2019

EOI – Rwanda - Hiring consultant expert for electrical/electromechanically construction supervision - EDCL

The Rwanda -DRC Regional Transmission Interconnection project originated in 2013 under the ownership of the Energy, Water & Sanitation Authority (Rwanda) and Société National d’Électricité (Democratic Republic of Congo). The project comprised the 220kV Double Circuit Transmission Line and Substations.The Project covered new installations and the extension of 5 (five) 220 / 110 / 30kV substations (S/S) in the countries of Rwanda and DR Congo as well as their integration into the existing Load Dispatch Centre at Kigali and their integration into the Communication Network Management System.
16-Apr-2019

EOI – Rwanda - Hiring Consultant expert for PREPARATION OF PROJECT COMPLETION REPORTS (PCR) - EDCL

The African Developing Fund (ADF) provided resources to Multinational-Interconnection of Electrical Grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries (Rwanda-DRC Grids Interconnection Project) for preparation of Project Completion Reports.The Bank is therefore seeking to procure an Energy Specialist/Power System Individual Consultant and/or a Development Specialist consultant, to assist the Bank Group and NELSAP. Consultant required in assessing through a Project Completion Report (PCR)of the completed project to identify what has been achieved, what lessons can be learned from the projects, and...