Every year, on 22nd May, the world observes the International Day for Biological Diversity – not a day marked on many calendars, but an important one for our planet and life moving forward.
May 21, 2019 - Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Rwanda Cooperation Initiative and UNDP Rwanda Opening remarks for the Resident Representative
May 16, 2019 - The signing ceremony marked the beginning of a four-year (2019-2022) agreement between UNDP, UNFPA, Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth, and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). During the next four years KOICA has committed to support the scaling-up of the YouthConnekt initiative with a budget of USD $7,500,000 (approximately RWF 6.8 billion). With this support, YouthConnekt will expand its goals in three main areas—increasing youth (girls and boys) access to decent jobs in Rwanda, empowering youth to fully engage in policy-making and civic activities and increasing the number of youth using health services and adopting healthy lifestyle practices.
There are hundreds of millions of people across the world who, every day, face severe poverty and hardships. To help them, we need to know who they are, where they are and, also, what causes them to be poor.
The recently-appointed UNDP Resident Representative for Rwanda, Mr. Stephen Rodriques, presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Dr. Richard Sezibera, on Tuesday 30th April, 2019.
On March 23rd, 2019, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Rwanda and the Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) joined together to celebrate World Meteorological Day.
In an effort to further strengthen the capacity of Civil Society organizations, UNDP Rwanda in partnership with RGB launches a call for project and research proposal. The call is open until the 26th April 2019. As one of the components of the CSO programme, the micro-grant component is part of a wider strategy of strengthening civil society organization and deepening more permanent and sustainable dialogue channels between CSOs and Government to advocate for the voices of civil society to be heard and considered in public policy making.

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11.8 million

Population

39.1

Poverty rate

$718

Per capita income

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