RWANDA - Mission of the Director GeneralA glimpse into new projects and partnerships
From 27 to 30 November 2023, the Director General of LuxDev, Mr. Manuel TONNAR, together with the Director of Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs' Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Christophe SCHILTZ, embarked on a mission to Rwanda to obtain a thorough overview of the Luxembourg Cooperation's programme portfolio in Rwanda.
The programmes (co)financed by Luxembourg Cooperation in Rwanda focus on three main priority areas:
- inclusive and innovative finance;
- TVET and youth employment; and
- sustainable development and environment.
Meeting with key partners
During their mission, the directors had the opportunity to meet a number of key partners in Luxembourg Coperation programmes in Rwanda:
- Ministry of Environment, who is part of our the project EPAFLEC (Engage private sector in climate change adaptation through improved forest management for feeding efficient low emission cooking solutions into urban households - RWA/028) currently under formulation;
- Rwanda Green Fund, which is mobilising and coordinating finance to support the delivery of a green economy. LuxDev will soon start an institutional assessment before confirming a contribution to INTEGO, a facility to support the public sector in implementing Rwanda's climate action plan;
- Rwanda Finance Limited with which the Luxembourg Cooperation will launch a new project to support the development of the Kigali International Finance Centre (RWA/024) to increase foreign and domestic investments contributing to sustainable development;
- Ministry of Local Government and its key agency, Local Administrative Entities Development Agency, who is implementing the Pro-Poor Development Basket Fund, to which the Luxembourg Cooperation will contribute through the project Basket Funding for Pro-Poor Development (RWA/029).
Meeting with Rwanda Finance Limited
Meeting with Local Administrative Entities Development Agency
The delegation also had the opportunity to visit projects in the field.
As part of the Enhancing digital skills for quality VET project (RWA/027), the delegation took part in the official ceremony co-organised with the Rwanda TVET board to hand over laptops to TVET teachers. This equipment will allow teachers to remotely participate in trainings to gain basic digital literacy and digital pedagogy skills.
Laptop handover ceremony
As part of the Transformation towards sustainable food systems - Kwihaza project (RWA/025), the visit targeted actors in the fishery and horticulture sectors. Discussions are still underway on how Kwihaza project will be supporting these sector players, in addition to technical capacity and support to creation of an enabling environment.
Visit of a company hatchery for fish seed production↑ Haut de la page