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01 Dec

Disaster resilience project in Ngororero District implemented

Residents of Ngororero District are set to benefit from a United Nations project aimed at strengthening human security, enhancing resilience and improving disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations. The project – ‘Strengthening human security by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats in Ngororero District,’ is mainly implemented by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), the Rwanda Biomedical Center of the Ministry of Health, the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) and Ngororero District authorities.

30 Nov

UNICEF joins MIDIMAR, UNHCR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp

After more than eight months of collaboration and construction, UNICEF and UNHCR joined MIDIMAR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. With this advent of ample clean water and its resulting effects on good health and hygiene, residents of Mahama are freer to pursue their productive futures.

01 Nov

United Nations Volunteer programme conducts learning session on fundamental knowledge in research methodology

On October 18th, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) organized and conducted a learning session at the One UN I-Space. Located in the UNICEF offices in Kacyiru, the One UN I-Space is an interactive academic area with a quiet and focused environment for research and study. 1

01 Nov

UNESCO Empowers Local Community Radio Stations through ICT

In 2016, four community radio stations - Radio Isangano, Radio Huguka, Radio Ishingiro and Radio Izuba - received capacity-building training through workshops organized by UNESCO, part of the One UN in Rwanda. These workshops were organized in conjunction with the Empowering Local Radios with ICT project.

01 Nov

MIDIMAR and UNHCR Affirm Plan to Include Refugees in Rwanda’s National Development

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. The conference was held in conjunction with local and international organisations and other UN agencies. 

01 Nov

UN Women Launches “Buy From Women” to Empower Smallholder Farmers

Through a digital, mobile-enabled “Buy from Women” platform, farmers can now know the exact size of their land and forecast their production.

01 Nov

Rweru Modern Green Village gives Rwandans hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who will be relocated from Mazane and Sharita Islands on Lake Rweru. The islands were mapped as high-risk zones, and the Government of Rwanda determined them to be unsuitable for living. The new green village will have electricity, clean drinkable water, and several new infrastructures, including a school, a health post, and a modern market with access to the Internet.

31 Oct

UN Deputy Secretary General on 2-day working visit to Rwanda

The United Nations Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Mr. Jan Eliasson is in Rwanda on a two-day working visit, on the invitation of the Government of Rwanda. In addition to meeting with senior government officials including H.E President Paul Kagame, he also conducted field visits to One UN project sites in Rwamagana  and also met with the UN Country Team. 

20 Oct

WFP marks World Food Day with a focus on bold partnerships that spur change

To mark World Food Day on October 20th, the World Food Programme (WFP) highlighted the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, businesses, and organizations.

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