As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage Africa and the world in general, the Government of Rwanda through The Ministry of ICT and Innovation and The Ministry of Health in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda and the Government of Japan, have deployed three additional state-of-the art robots to reinforce its efforts against the virus.
A very warm welcome to this first edition of the UNDP in Rwanda Insights.
On 30th November 2020, the One UN Rwanda, the UNDP, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCP) and other partners, in partnership with HVP Gatagara launched a disability inclusion initiative to promote innovative learning for children with disabilities. The initiative aims at empowering persons with disabilities in Rwanda for them to achieve their full potential.
On October 29, 2020, the Ministry of Youth and Culture (MYCULTURE), the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda, the Korea International Cooperation Agency and other partners launched the Young Entrepreneurs Resilience Fund to support young entrepreneurs whose businesses have been negatively affected by COVID-19 or who have developed an innovation in response to the pandemic.
Gaspard Gasangwa 72 was born and raised in Kamonyi district, one of the four districts of Amayaga region situated in the Southern Province of Rwanda. His family depends on subsistence farming, growing mainly beans, cassava, maize, sorghum and sweet potatoes. He is concerned about the consequences of climate change that the region has been experiencing due to the degradation and destruction of ecosystem.
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.
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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