Rwanda - Projects

Market-oriented advisory services and quality seeds | Rwanda

Sector(s): Agriculture & rural development
Duration: 2011 - 2016
  • Context:

    The Belgian Cooperation is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) of Rwanda in the achievement of the Strategic Plan for Agricultural Transformation (SPAT II), which was developed in 2008. The programme concentrates on two main areas: the seed sector and agricultural advisory services. 

  • Objectives:

    The specific objectives of the programme are an improved access and use of high quality seeds and advisory services. Reaching these objectives will contribute to an increased production and income for all groups of farmers, which will contribute to ensuring food security for all the population. 

  • Funding: Belgium, Rwanda
  • Budget: € 18620000

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Support Program to the Development of the Forestry Sector in Rwanda | Rwanda

Sector(s): Climate & environment
Duration: 2011 - 2015
  • Context: The Government of Rwanda, through its Vision 2020 has made the development of the forestry sector a national priority. Rwanda has committed itself to an ambitious target of having 30 % of the national territory covered by forests by 2020. At the same time agroforestry areas should be increased to 85 % of all farm lands. The importance of the forestry sector for the economic development of Rwanda cannot be overemphasized. First of all, wood from agroforestry systems and plantations provides an affordable, renewable and independent source of energy, currently satisfying around 85 % of the national energy demand. Furthermore, wood and charcoal production and distribution markets generate an important source of income and labor for rural and urban dwellers. For the country to reach its targets, besides afforestation there is a need to offset various bottlenecks. This includes improving the quality of the planting material, fostering the availability of reliable data on the forest resource, as well as building national capacities on the sustainable management of this resource.
  • Objectives: The basis of a system, capable of sustainably managing the forest resources of Rwanda, is established and the country’s needs for forestry products are increasingly met. This will in the long run contribute to an increased economic growth, poverty reduction and environmental protection.
  • Funding: Belgium and Rwanda
  • Budget: € 7860000

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Support programme for vocational training | Rwanda

Sector(s): Education
Duration: 2010 - 2015
  • Context:

    The Rwanda Vision 2020 aims at economic growth by transforming society into a knowledge-based economy with skilled workforce.  

    To achieve the above, an executive body called Workforce Development Authority (WDA) was set up to provide a strategic response to this challenge by improving Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

  • Objectives:

    The programme aims at the rural poor and finds support to WDA as an effective and sustainable way to increase their income-generating capacity. This is done by improving competence of laureates in line with labour market requirements.  

  • Funding: Belgium, Rwanda
  • Budget: € 10150000

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Programme d'appui a la reforestation - PAREF NL | Rwanda

Sector(s): Climate & environment
Duration: 2009 - 2013
  • Context:

    Le principal produit de l'exploitation forestière au Rwanda est le bois de chauffe qui représente 98% de tout le bois récolté. Plus de 96% de toute l'énergie domestique dans le pays provient de la biomasse sous forme de bois, de charbon, d’arbustes et de résidus végétaux.

    Pendant et après la période de guerre, la gestion des ressources forestières du pays (et en particulier le domaine forestier de l'État et des districts) a souffert d'un grave déficit de moyens. Cela s'est traduit par une réduction significative du couvert forestier suite au changement d'affectation des terres au profit de l'agriculture d'une part, et par une mauvaise gestion des plantations publiques d'autre part.

    Aujourd'hui et pour de nombreuses années encore, l'accès aux combustibles ligneux pour satisfaire aux besoins énergétiques des ménages ruraux et urbains restera un secteur stratégique dont une grande part relève du service public.

  • Objectives:

    Le Programme d'Appui à la reforestation vise la maitrise de la dégradation quantitative et qualitative des ressources forestières et contribue à mieux assurer les besoins du Rwanda en combustibles ligneux.

    Pour atteindre cet objectif, il sera nécessaire d’appuyer le Ministère et les institutions en charge des Forêts pour la mise en œuvre de la politique nationale des forêts. 
  • Funding: Pays Bas, Rwanda
  • Budget: € 10200000

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Support to social, economic and cultural development of the Northern province | Rwanda

Sector(s): Agriculture & rural development, Health care, Governance
Duration: 2009 - 2013
  • Context:

    Like others provinces in the country, the Northern Province is committed to sustainable development. The approach implies involving all layers of the population and contributes to the strengthening of social cohesion. 

    In this perspective, the project supports socio-economic and cultural initiatives of the decentralised administrative entities as well as those of non-state actors. This support is achieved through contribution to capacity development programmes and by providing the necessary funds for their initiatives.

    The project is part of the decentralisation effort, which gradually involves the grassroots and fosters constructive exchanges between representatives of the decentralised territorial entities and the population. 

  • Objectives:

    The project aims to contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development in the Northern Province by the strengthening the social fabric and the reconciliation process.

  • Funding: Belgium, Rwanda
  • Budget: € 4061000

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Support to capacity development | Rwanda

Sector(s): Governance
Duration: 2008 - 2013
  • Context:

    The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has an ambitious development agenda which requires to attract and retain highly qualified and skilled staff as well as to enhance the effectiveness of public sector institutions.

    A lack of sufficient capacity resulted in the launch of an ambitious Multi-Sector Capacity Building Program (MSCBP) as a long-term strategic framework to guide and coordinate the preparation and implementation of capacity development actions in the country. Belgium therefore decided to align its support for capacity development in Rwanda with this program. Project implementation started in 2008 in partnership with the Human Resources and Institutional Capacity Development Agency (HIDA). 

  • Objectives:

    The project aims to strengthen the capacity of public institutions and civil servants to improve service delivery in Rwanda. Thus, the project will contribute to the realization of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) in the framework of Rwanda’s Vision 2020.  

  • Funding: Belgium, Rwanda
  • Budget: € 5100000

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Access to electricity for the rural population by utilization of renewable energy - EPRER | Rwanda

Sector(s): Agriculture & rural development
Duration: 2007 - 2013
  • Context:

    The Government of Rwanda has made of electrification one of its priorities. Its willing is to diversify the sources of energy as well as to increase the production and extend the distribution network. The actual objective is to reach an electrification rate of 50% of the population by 2017 whereas the rate was of 11% in 2010.

    While contributing to renewable energy generation and to energy distribution, the energy program carried on by BTC through MININFRA is in line with the objectives of the Government of Rwanda.

  • Objectives:
    1. To increase electrical energy production through renewable sources.
    2. To increase access to electrical energy through grid extension.
    3. To provide an institutional support to national and regional electricity agencies.
  • Funding: Belgium and Rwanda
  • Budget: € 18453659

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