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Strengthening democracy through women's participation and leadership

Many studies have shown that democracy and good governance provide an essential foundation for the sustainable social and economic development of a country. Experience also shows that the healthiest…  


Preparing women for parliament and a stronger role in national development

In August 2018, 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…  


BRIDGE: Capacity Development of Political Parties

From the 12th – 16th of November, representatives from 11 political parties were trained on “Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections" – commonly known as the BRIDGE methodology. This…  


Social Good Summit 2017 Concludes in Kigali leaving the youth committed to drive the SDGs Agenda

Kigali, October 12, 2017- Under the theme “Youth Driving the SDGs: Future in Focus #2030Now” and in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, UNDP held yet another successful Social Good Summit.  


My ability is stronger than my disability

International Week of the Deaf is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness at the individual, community and governmental levels about the situation of the Deaf population. This year’s theme was“Full…  


“Disability is not inability” – One UN Rwanda through UNDP supports training of teachers in braille to ensure blind children aren’t left behind

Cyuve, Musanze District | August 11, 2017 – In Rwanda, many disabled persons including blind people often have little access to education, as the result of this, they cannot actively participate in…  


“Nothing for us, without us” – RNUD launches strong call for improved public and political participation of the deaf and hard of hearing

Enshrined in the programming principles of the United Nations reforms – and indeed the Global Goals and other global development agendas – is the principle of leaving no one behind.  


Highlights of UNDP Africa Chief’s visit to Rwanda

To formally kick-off the start of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit, the RBA Director, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, visited Rwanda from 15 to 21 July 2017. During his visit, the Director met with key…  


Enhancing Access to Justice, where it is needed the most

Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law. In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice(s) heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold…  


Electoral Volunteerism: reducing costs and increasing national ownership of elections

With the elections forthcoming, a delegation composed of UNDP Rwanda staff, officials from the National Electoral Commission of Rwanda (NEC), the CEO of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) and…  

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