DG's Message

 

 

Mrs. KAMPETA Sayinzoga

Director General

 

Murakaza neza! It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA).

NIRDA has a mandate of implementing the national industrial policy, patent inventions and traditional knowledge in relation to industrial development and promote the trade of research products. It further aims at carrying out industrial and technology development research through the establishment of technology incubation centres and pilot plants and rural industrialization; we contribute to the establishment of trade companies of research products and train business entrepreneurs who wish and desire to invest in new or improved industrial research products. Adequately, we establish and develop industrial research and develop partnership with international, regional and national institutions whether private or public. NIRDA facilitates the vertical growth of small and medium enterprises for them to enter new markets and increase new improved products; deliberately, we advise the Government on the national industrial research and development of policies if necessary, ultimately, we build the capacity of small and medium enterprises by providing prototype development and reverse engineering.  

The above mandate has been a major priority for the Government of Rwanda throughout the process of rebuilding the nation since the genocide against the Tutsi and as an implementing institution we continue to work on increasing domestic production for local consumption; Improving Rwanda’s export competitiveness and creating an enabling environment for Rwanda’s industrialization which will continue resulting to import substitution and economic growth to Rwanda.

I recognize these goals are shared and I would like to take this prospective opportunity to endorse my commitment to continuing to build bridges for dialogue and partnership with all stakeholders. In the daily struggle for a fairer and more vertical developing environment, the role of everyone is to overcome the obstacles that we will indubitably have to face.

I’ m proud, gratified and delighted for the achievements our nation has made in the area of Industrial Research Development. We are also focused and looking forward to achieving the vision of Rwanda of promoting the growth of the economy with the target of $1024 GDP per capita by 2020 – requiring GDP growth of 11.5% on average per annum. Goal of structural transformation, with industry accounting for 26% of GDP by 2020, the national investment rate reaching 30% of GDP, and non-farm employment reaching 3.2million.

We are optimistic that our internet portal will be an effective and efficient communication and information tool for the public policies we implement as an institute in the area of Industrial research development. We are always ready to provide you a paramount service delivery!

Murakoze! Thank you!!

 

Director General

Mrs. KAMPETA Sayinzoga