COVID-19: Government ready to support industries in the private sector

The government recognizes the role played by the industries in the private sector engaged in producing locally made products and will keep supporting them to ensure such industries produce more products for local consumption and for export.

The minister for Trade and Industry Soraya Hakuziyaremye made the call on Tuesday in a televised show at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency Television on how the...

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Extension for application deadline of the second phase NIRDA Open-Calls Program

Dear applicants NIRDA would like to kindly inform you that the deadline for submission of your projects for the second phase in the 2019/2020 NIRDA Open-Calls Program was extended to 13th April 2020.

This follows the concern raised by some of applicants that they could not access all required documents needed to submit required projects for the second phase of the Open-Calls Program on time due...

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Forty-five firms selected for the second phase of Open Calls Program

Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has selected 45 firms in Fruits and vegetables and Wood Processing Value Chains which made it to the second phase of Open Calls program competition in both value chains.

The selected firms were informed and attended the workshop in Kigali on 21st February 2020 in Kigali to understand the requirement for them to be ready to enter the second...

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NIRDA calls for more applicants in the “Cow in the Car” program as the deadline draws closer

National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has called for firms and innovators engaged in the Cow value chain businesses which are yet to apply for support to purchase  upgraded equipment to do so before the deadline of 10th February 2020.

 Earlier in December last year, NIRDA launched the Cow in the Car Open Calls program that seeks to help firms dealing in the Cow Value Chain...

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Burera diary Ltd privatised

The government has found a buyer for Burera Dairy Limited to ensure it is more productive and well managed by a private investor.

The facility was handed over to its new owners on Tuesday 14 January 2020 in Burera in the presence of the acting Director General of NIRDA, Claire Mukeshimana who represented the government.

Other officials present were from Business and Development Fund (BDF),...

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Kampeta bids farewell to NIRDA staff, urges them to always punch above weight

The outgoing Director General of National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) Kampeta Sayinzoga on Monday bade farewell to the staff and urged them to work hard and always punch beyond weight if they are to take NIRDA to another level.

Kampeta who has been at NIRDA for two years was appointed new Chief Executive Offer of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) earlier last week. The...

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NIRDA’s Cow in the Car program to add more value to cow products

A new program dubbed Cow in the Car will add more value to cow products after innovators will be supported to use science and technology to produce diverse products from parts of the cow that would otherwise be thrown away.

The program, launched on Tuesday is one of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)’s Open Calls to boost competitiveness and productivity in a given...

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Government commits to support traditional healers

The government will keep supporting traditional medicine to ensure that those making medicine from medicinal herbs are equipped with required skills and embrace good manufacturing practices if they are to contribute to better health of Rwandans.

Officials confirmed this earlier last week while closing of the training of over 50 traditional healers selected from across the country in Huye...

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NIRDA trains traditional healers on good manufacturing practices

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday started a three-day training of   traditional healers on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to equip them with the necessary skills to be able to make improved medicinal herbs.

Currently, traditional healers face challenges of lack of skills needed to improve their products and some of them still work in disorganized...

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NIRDA launches Open Calls for wood processors to acquire modern technologies, boost competitiveness

 In a bid to improve the competitiveness and productivity in wood processing value chain, the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Thursday launched an Open Calls Programme for firms to compete for support to improve competitiveness.

The support ranges from acquiring and adapting upgraded equipment, cost-free technical and business advice to support the growth for owners...

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