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Rwanda

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Access to Finance

How to Register A Business

Small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) play a very important role in economic development of every nation. Many developing nations lack a strong SME sector and that leads to high unemployment and low GDP per capita.

Rwanda has placed a high priority on the financial sector development and considers it as an integral way of transforming the country’s economy.

The political move promoting the country’s economic development has attracted the attention of different development stakeholders and investors.

They are intervening in different areas supporting Government’s orientation. Some are investing in incubating and nurturing SME development, offering portfolios of services that include business management training, financial literacy and others.

They are helping to prepare and nurture entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses with ethical values.

However, women and girls in business still face challenges when it comes to business skills.

Improving their business skills is key to create a good business working environment that will empower them economically and contribute to the long-term sustainable development of the country.

Organisations offering business training services

Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe

provides a training on business management and a range of activities beneficial to women in business

CARE INTERNATIONAL RWANDA

offers business training services focusing on business plan development, loan management, etc

Quick information guide

Areas often covered by business training:

  • Business plan development
  • Business management
  • Customer management
  • business mentorship
  • Budgeting
  • Loan management
  • Decision making
  • communication and negotiation

Other areas covered

Besides the business training, different organisations have adopted an integrated gender transformative approach whereby they also include awareness raising around gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights awareness raising.

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Women in Business

Digital resources for your capacity building

Electronic resources for quality teaching

About the programme In order to enhance the quality of teaching, learning, research and innovation the Library of University of Rwanda has subscribed to a wide variety of Online...

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

is a programme implemented by Igire Rwanda and noble women with the support of USA Embassy

Digital platform to promote literacy

About the programme The digital platform comes as part of efforts to promote literacy within the country in the long drive under the theme “Open a book, open the world” and...

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Rwanda offers an encouraging example of how post-conflict countries can seize the reform momentum and support women’s empowerment.

Women entrepreneurs are a significant force in Rwanda’s private sector, they head 42% of enterprises. Women comprise 58% of enterprises in the informal sector, which account for 30% of the national GDP.

The Women’ s Voices in Rwanda reports that 82% of women in business in Rwanda are engaged in retail sector, with 16% -17% in services sector and 1% -2% in the manufacturing sector.The reports show that business women in Rwanda are increasingly branching out into non traditional sectors such as information and communication technologies (ICTS) and Fuel.

Rwanda has put in place various initiatives to promote women empowerment in all sectors.

Some key women empowerment initiatives in place

Rwanda has initiated a holistic approach to make sure that women are empowered and protected. A number of facilities and frameworks have been put in place to support the implementation of each initiative for more impact. Below are some of the key initiatives with facilities and frameworks:

Fighting Violence Against Women

  • Establishment of One stop centers for GBV survivors care
  • National strategic plan on UN Resolution 1325 developed
  • Promulgation of law preventing and punishing Gender Based Violence
  • Gender Desk in Rwanda National Police with Free hotline
  • Men’s association (RWAMREC) that sensitizes the population to eradicate gender based violence

Women economic empowerment

  • Matrimonial Law, 1999 gives to women the same rights of succession as men;
  • Land Organic Law, 2005 provides for equal access to land for both men and women;
  • Labour law, 2009;
  • Establishment of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (Umurenge SACCOs) in each sector
  • Creation of People’s Bank for Women’s Promotion (Banque Populaire pour la Promotion Féminine) ;
  • Women’s association supported to initiate Savings and Credit Cooperative «COOPEDU»
  • Existence of “DUTERIMBERE”; - Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs in Private Sector Federation (PSF);

Poverty Reduction

  • Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy developed (EDPRS (Vision 2020). Strategy provides for sensitive budgeting in all Government interventions

Access to Education

  • Girls’ education Policy and its strategic plan set in place
  • FAWE Awards for girls to encourage them
  • One laptop per child in support to science and technology benefiting both boys and girls

Access to Health

  • Reproductive Health Policy is in place

Organisations with empowerment programmes

Pro Femmes / Twese Hamwe

contributes to the improvement of the socio-economic status of women through capacity building and financial support

Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN)

promotes and improves the socio-economic welfare of women through capacity building and networking

PROFIFA Project

provides technical training in Financial Literacy, Enterprise Development and links smallholder farmers to Financial Services Providers

Business Development Advisors (BDAs)

BDAs help women and youth in developing viable and bankable projects

Quick information guide

Instruments promoting women empowerment

National Constitution, 2003

provides for higher levels of representation to previously marginalized groups such as women

Vision 2020

This is the Rwanda’s development road map that was developed in 2000. It situates human development for both men and women as one of the main pillars of the nation’s development.

Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS)

This strategy aims at achieving equity of voice, participation, and accessibility to services in every sector; including enactment and implementation of gender responsive laws

The National Decentralisation Policy
This Policy underlines the commitment of the Rwandan government to empower all Rwandans to determine their destiny.
Long-Term Investment Framework

This framework recognises the gender issue as a cross-cutting dimension to be mainstreamed into all investment programs for a successful implementation of these programs.

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Gender Institutional Mechanisms

A number of institutions have been put in place to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the various empowerment programmes initiated by the Government of Rwanda. Those institutions include:

  • Ministry in Charge of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF);
  • Gender Monitoring Office; and
  • National Women’s Council

Note: Under the coordination of the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, the month of March is dedicated to women empowerment activities.

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