On 12 November 2020, A delegation led by the Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, H.E. Masahiro IMAI and the UNDP Resident Representative for Rwanda, Mr. Maxwell Gomera visited the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA).
A few weeks ago, I was treated to a nice farewell by my staff and colleagues in UN Environment. Several staff gave testimonies, as is traditional. I was struck by one staff member’s description of me.
On 29 September 2020, through partnership with Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), UNDP awarded financial grants to 13 media houses in line with a joint programme designed to help mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 on the media sector
Marie Ange Mukagahima is the CEO and founder of Zima Enterprise, an alumni of the Youth Connekt Programme supported by UNDP through the Ministry of Youth and Culture.
She is among the 31 journalists who have completed their first training on communicable disease reporting, with a special focus on COVID-19 pandemic. Marie Louise Mukanyandwi runs her own online newspaper Ingenzinyayo.com. She is happy to have attended the training for it helped her to overcome the challenges she had been facing in reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
With an objective of curbing the spread of the pandemic and supporting the national response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UNDP in partnership with KOICA have supported the construction of hand-washing stations in all youth centres located in all 30 districts covering all of Rwanda.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, even destroyed, lives and livelihoods across Africa and the rest of the world. In Rwanda, some businesses have shut down and others are struggling to recover and stay afloat.

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