Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 countries to date

On 15 January 2021, a shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda included the billionth dose supplied via COVAX. Together with our partners, COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 countries to date. But the work that has gone into…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes the 2021 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review of the Policy Coordination Instrument for Rwanda

The PCI was approved on June 28, 2019 to facilitate macroeconomic and financial stability, while advancing an ambitious reform agenda under Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST)

Rwanda’s economy has rebounded strongly in 2021, and the recovery is expected to continue in 2022, supported by strengthened vaccination efforts, a pickup in external demand, and accommodative macroeconomic policies. Nevertheless, with a high portion of the population still unvaccinated, risks about the path of the COVID-19 pandemic remain significant…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia |

MFA State Secretary meets the new Ambassadors of the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Egypt

The State Secretary congratulated the Ambassadors on their accreditation to Latvia and invited them to make use of the opportunities for promoting bilateral relations with Latvia

On 10 January 2022, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, welcomed accreditation visits from the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Alberto Caraballo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, and the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ahmed Adel…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Rwanda |

The Handover Ceremony of “the Project for Improving Access to Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation in Rega Cell, Bigogwe Sector, Nyabihu District” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP/Kusanone)

The Government of Japan provided 81,788 USD to ARDE under the framework of GGP/Kusanone

On December 7, at Rega school in Bigogwe sector, Nyabihu district, Ambassador IMAI attended the handover ceremony of GGP/Kusanone with the Association Rwandaise pour le Développement Endogène (ARDE). The Government of Japan provided 81,788 USD to ARDE under the framework of GGP/Kusanone. The Project aimed to provide access to clean…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP and Impact Hub Kigali Launch Programme to Support Food System Innovations in Rwanda

The programme seeks innovative solutions that contribute to food security

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Impact Hub Kigali (IHK), with the support of USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are launching the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to foster locally-driven solutions to tackle food systems challenges. The initiative will…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Rwanda meets WHO year-end target with over 40% COVID-19 vaccination coverage

Rwanda is set to reach the third target of 70% inoculation by mid-2022

Of its 13 million habitants, Rwanda has fully vaccinated 40% against COVID-19 as of 24 December 2021. This coverage milestone puts the country on track for meeting further vaccination global targets set by the World Health Organization. In May 2021, WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, set three targets of…

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The Road to an Inclusive Economic Recovery: UN Women Rwanda facilitates a stakeholders’ dialogue on leveraging AfCFTA opportunities for women entrepreneurs

The UN Women Gender Café is a quarterly platform organized to provide space for dialogue on conversations of relevance to women’s empowerment, self-reflection and advancing gender equality

The establishment of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a tremendous milestone in the pursuit of integrated and inclusive economic growth in Africa. It holds a promise to enlarge the playing field for Small and Medium Enterprises especially those that are led by women. In the efforts to…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Six East African youth projects raise awareness about African World Heritage

The youth-led projects took different approaches to raising awareness of the importance of World Heritage among youth in the Eastern Africa region

The six winning projects for the first Africa World Heritage Day (AWHD) Youth Competition for Eastern Africa were successfully completed in December 2021. Organized in collaboration with UNESCO National Commissions in the beneficiary countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), the youth-led projects took different approaches to raising awareness of the…

Source: Amnesty International |

East Africa: Global pharmaceutical firms must improve vaccine distribution across the region to save lives

The vaccines that do make it to East Africa are often supplied at short notice on an unpredictable schedule

Global pharmaceutical giants are continuing to deny low and lower-middle income countries in East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes enough Covid-19 jabs to vaccinate their populations to ensure the rights to life and to health, Amnesty International said today in a new public statement. The vaccines that do make…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Economic Commission of Africa and Partners release country reports on electricity market regulatory reviews

The reports aim to support the crowding-in of scaled private sector investment in generation, networks and off-grid markets

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the RES4Africa Foundation have jointly released a series of country regulatory reviews on electricity markets in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa and Ghana. The reports, which aim to support the crowding-in of scaled private sector investment in generation, networks and off-grid markets,were released…