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The First Winners of the NIRDA Open Calls

At the official launch of NIRDA 2.0 on October 1 2018, the first winners of the NIRDA Open Calls were announced.  The main objective of the NIRDA Open Calls Program is to introduce firm-level innovations, which improve the ability and capacity of Rwandan enterprises to compete in strategic national and international markets. This will lead to increased profits, exports and the creation of decent...

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The Made-In-Rwanda Policy Launch

On October 25th 2018, The Ministry of Trade and Industry officially launched the Made in Rwanda Policy, which is aimed at increasing competitiveness by enhancing Rwanda’s domestic market through value chain development. The policy was launched at the Kigali Cultural Village by Hon. Soraya Hakuzumuremyi, the minister of Trade and Industry, who noted that the MIR policy has had a positive impact on...

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Resource: List of Exhibitors from the Made-in-Rwanda Policy Launch

Agro Processing, Blessed Diaries, MINIMEX, SODAR, Rice, Bakhresa, Sosoma Industries, Brioche

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The Future is Smart Cities

NIRDA, in partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MITEC), the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) and GIZ’s Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD), supported the Smart Kigali Challenge – a competition aimed at encouraging the development and emergence of novel and innovative solutions to build smart cities and support cross-sectoral...

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Industrial Policy for the Next Decade

On September 17 -18, the International Growth Center (IGC), World Bank, and the Government of Rwanda jointly organized a conference on industrial policy. This event generated discussions regarding how Rwanda can best use industrial policy to help realize its medium-term strategies, such as the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1), and Vision 2050. The conference was opened by Hon. Vincent...

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Rwanda and African’s Fourth Industrial Revolution

“What will it take to be at the forefront of Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution?”

This is the question that was posed by DMMHehe at their breakfast conversation on Driving Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution. With support from Smart Africa and the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), the gathering brought together representatives of Government institutions, the private sector,...

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Innovating Mobility Ideathon

In August 2018, NIRDA partnered with the Toyota Mobility Foundation, the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), FabLab, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to host the “Innovating Mobility Ideathon.” The event was facilitated by Impact Hub Kigali and took place from August 29th to September 3rd. The ideathon provided a space for participants were given a space to...

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Smart Kigali Challenge

NIRDA, in partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MITEC), the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) and GIZ’s Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD), supported the Smart Kigali Challenge – a competition aimed at encouraging the development and emergence of novel and innovative solutions to build smart cities and support cross-sectoral...

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