Civil Society Organizations making concrete impact at grassroots level

To strengthen the capacity of civil society, the One UN Rwanda/ UNDP, and the Government of Rwanda launched a Joint Program called “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations for Responsive and Accountable Governance in Rwanda,” in 2014. To date, 26 CSOs working in a wide range of areas have received support under the programme. In 2016, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) joined the programme as a partner, providing funding to 3 CSOs.

How Civil Society Organisations are transforming lives of single teen mums

Life can be challenging for single mothers anywhere in the world, more so if they are teen mothers and living in poverty. In many parts of Rwanda, single teen mothers face financial challenges, and the majority of them that hail from rural areas usually lack specialized job skills, as well as the education required to get proper employment.The story talks about a civil society organisation named Tuvuge Twiyubaka that is transforming there lives for better.

Rwanda’s YouthConnekt Initiative to be scaled up in Africa

Representatives of Fourteen African countries met in Rwanda from 27th to 29th September 2016 to discuss the best practices of Rwanda’s YouthConnekt initiative and how it can be applied in their respective countries and on the continent. The three day Regional YouthConnekt was co-organised by the Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT and UNDP with the aim of sharing Rwanda’s experience and supporting the development of YouthConnekt initiative in those African countries.

UNDP host Social Good Summit 2016 in CBE

The Social Good Summit is an annual event where social activists, university students, innovators, politicians, journalists and NGO representatives meet up to discuss big ideas and find solutions for a sustainable world. This year’s Social Good Summit event in Rwanda themed “Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow” was held on Monday 26th September 2016 at the University of Rwanda-College of Business and Economics- Gikondo Campus.

The Global Goals: The new face of sustainable development

Fifteen years ago, the world embarked on a journey to eradicate poverty, and transform society in a way no generation prior thought possible. This ambitious agenda manifested in the form of the Millennium Declaration, from which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) arose. The eight MDGs aimed to eradicate...