ICT for Development Projects
In support to the Rwanda e-Government national programme as part of the ICT-led Socio-Economic Development Policy and Plan for Rwanda (NICI-Plan) toward achieving a knowledge-based economy envisioned in the Vision 2020 for Rwanda, UNDP has developed an e-Government support project for Rwanda due to commence this "2005".
This UNDP e-Government support project will support the Rwanda e-Government programme to allow the nation move towards achieving the four objectives; Strengthen the ICT capacity, Support core functions performed by the government ministries, Strengthen a human resource base to develop, utilize and manage the e-government program and Have sound and consistent e-transaction laws and management practices.
Completed Projects Go to Top of Page
1. Establishment of an Electronic Documentation Centre at the Kigali institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST)
UNDP supported KIST by providing seed funds to establish the Rwanda Electronic Documentation Center for reference resource materials about development in Rwanda generated locally and globally.
The Rwanda Electronic Documentation Center was officially launched on 28th May 2004 at KIST by H.E. Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda. The center that is now fully operational can be accessed online at http://www.rwandainformation.org.
The newly established Rwanda e-documentation center will be the cornerstone in Rwanda’s strategic plan for safe keeping and fast retrieval of the important documents and materials generated through the development of Rwanda.
2. Support to the Transitional National Assembly, the Appui a l’Assemblee Natianale de Transition project
UNDP Rwanda Completed among others a project to support the Transitional National Assembly, the Appui a l’Assemblee Natianale de Transition project. This project involved the improvement of administrative capacities and the modernisation of the transcription of proceedings (debates). UNDP provided funds from which, transcription equipment were procured, a number of training programmes were organised to build capacity of the administrative staff capturing the debates proceedings.
3. e-Government project phase one
In 2003, two key activities under the e-Government project phase one were successfully completed namely; 1- Rwanda e-readiness assessment, this assessment was mainly done on both the ITSDs-Information Technology Services Division/Directorates and PECCs-Programme Execution and Coordination committees in government ministries, 2- The Development of a draft Rwanda e-Government Deployment strategy proposal Go to Top of Page