RDB, Mastercard Foundation, and EF Education First partner to provide language and skills training to the tourism and hospitality industry in Rwanda. The joint program will primarily focus on English proficiency and communication skills, which have been identified as a critical challenge for the industry. It will also boost essential hospitality ...
May 7, 2020Ben Gasore
RDB (Rwanda Development Board) would like to inform the general public that the Hirwa group of mountain gorillas that crossed over to Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park on 28thAugust 2019 have returned to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The Hirwa family was sighted and identified by gorilla trackers on 15thApril 2020. Eleven ...
April 25, 2020Ben Gasore
The Rwanda Development Board in partnership with The Ellen Fund, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Habitat XR, are bringing the country’s mountain gorilla trekking experience to people’s living rooms through a Virtual Reality (VR) film as the world celebrates this year’s Earth Day on Wednesday 22 April. A five-minute immersive cinematic ...
April 22, 2020Ben Gasore
Rwanda’s private sector players are optimistic of business and investment opportunities that will come with Rwanda hosting the upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) that will take place during this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM 2020). This was revealed today in a breakfast meeting organized by RDB (Rwanda Development Board) and ...
March 13, 2020Ben Gasore
The Government of Rwanda and Babylon Health (operating as Babyl in Rwanda) have entered into a 10-year partnership to enable Rwandans countrywide to access quality healthcare services through their mobile phones. Through the partnership, Babyl will work with the Ministry of Health to develop a new healthcare delivery model called ‘Digital-First ...
March 2, 2020Ben Gasore
The Government of Rwanda today signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with Eastern Ventures, a local Special Purpose Vehicle in partnership with Vitronic, a firm based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help improve road safety in Rwanda. The agreement which was signed by the Rwanda National Police at the Rwanda Development ...
February 27, 2020Ben Gasore
Rwanda is looking to attract more tourists from the Middle East by participating at the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM 2020) in Israel. The fair, which is taking place from 11th February to 12th February, is the largest professional tourism market and Business to Business (B2B) event in the Eastern Mediterranean. IMTM ...
February 11, 2020Ben Gasore
RDB (Rwanda Development Board) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have today entered into a partnership aimed at building capacities and digitizing agricultural value chains. The three-year project, titled, “Support local suppliers’ capacity development and promote e-commerce in Rwanda”, will enable farmers, companies and other stakeholders across agricultural value chains to increase productivity and incomes. This will ...
February 5, 2020Ben Gasore
RDB (Rwanda Development Board) in partnership with the Ministry of Defence yesterday started a 15-day training for 30 professional guides in order to improve their knowledge on the Rwanda Liberation History Tourism trail. The120-kilometer Liberation History Tourism Trail is a new tourism product consisting of a collection of sites and trails in 29 ...
February 4, 2020Ben Gasore
Rwanda has won the bid to host the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) 2020 and Awards, scheduled to be hosted from 13thto 15thJuly, 2020 in Kigali. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Shaping a better future for Intra-Africa travel together”. The intra-African travel game-changing event will take place at the ...
February 4, 2020Ben Gasore