Did You Know?... UNDP Rwanda is one of eight country offices in the world that currently hold a Gold Certification in the Gender Equality Seal Initiative! Why is ‘gender’ important to the UNDP?
Rwanda is consistently ranked among the leading countries in Africa and across the world on promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. However, despite the considerable progress made in many areas, women and girls still have less access to productive resources and face more difficulties than men in gaining access to decent work and productive employment opportunities.
Rwanda will host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum, gathering more than 1,000 investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. The weeklong forum takes place from 26 to 30 November 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites around the country.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated the Rukumberi Green Village in Ngoma District.
In Kigali, the 2018 Social Good Summit focused specifically on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place with a focus on the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities. It was hosted at University of Kigali, and attended by close to 500 local students, as well as social entrepreneurs from across the country.
The objectives of the Deepening Democracy and Accountable Governance (DDAG) programme are threefold: a) to deepen democracy through increased citizen participation in governance; b) to support elections, the media sector, and evidence-based governance and decision-making; and c) to promote meaningful female participation in all levels of government, and create space for women in politics.
The National Women’s Council, Pro-Femme Twese Hamwe, the Gender Monitoring Office, and UNDP jointly organized and hosted a workshop for aspiring women candidates preparing for the September 2018 Parliamentary elections.

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11.8 million

Population

39.1

Poverty rate

$718

Per capita income

0.483

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