Category: News & Press Release

The Gishwati-Mukura landscape in Rwanda’s Western Province was today named among the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO


The Gishwati-Mukura landscape in Rwanda’s Western Province was today named among the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The regionally significant biosphere reserve was named alongside 23 other reserves from around the world during a Session of the International Co-coordinating Council ... Read More
October 28, 2020Ben Gasore


Kigali, Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda and conservation non-profit African Parks announced Wednesday October 7th the signing of a new 20-year agreement for Nyungwe National Park, a commitment which will ensure the sustainable management of the largest expanse of forest in the country. The agreement will preserve the park’s considerable ... Read More
October 7, 2020admin
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Kigali, 7th October, 2020 – The Government of Rwanda has signed a Host Country Agreement with Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (AGGP) to promote entrepreneurship skills development and employment for young Rwandans. Rwanda will also become a hub of the organisation in the Eastern Africa region. AGGP’s vision is to alleviate ... Read More
October 6, 2020admin
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Kigali, Rwanda: Rangers from Rwanda’s Akagera, Volcanoes, Nyungwe and the new Gishwati-Mukura National Parks today joined their colleagues from other African countries in participating in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge. The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is a multi-million-dollar fundraising initiative to support the thousands of park rangers across Africa’s protected areas who are ... Read More
October 3, 2020admin


Global leaders in wildlife and biodiversity protection have come together for a special ‘Conversation on Conservation’ as part of Rwanda’s annual gorilla naming ceremony known as Kwita Izina. The virtual event, hosted by the Rwanda Development Board, called for conservation and biodiversity to be put at the heart of everything ... Read More
October 2, 2020admin
One of the baby mountain gorillas who was given the name ‘Amabwiriza’ meaning ‘Guidelines’ by one of the Volcanoes National Park staff


Rwanda has celebrated this year’s World Gorilla Day by naming 24 baby mountain gorillas in a virtual celebration of the majestic endangered animals and the champions of conservation who protect them every day. Now in its 16th year, the ceremony, known as Kwita Izina, saw Rwandans, conservation partners, special guests ... Read More
September 25, 2020admin


The Rwanda Development Board (RDB), through its Chief Skills Office today kick-started a weeklong online career guidance and outreach campaign for tourism and hospitality sector practitioners through the Kora job portal. The initiative aims to assist tourism and hospitality professionals with resources on career guidance and skills development. During the weeklong outreach, ... Read More
September 21, 2020Ben Gasore


The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) through its Chief Skills Office has partnered with the Rwanda Telecenter Network (RTN) to roll out Coursera Online Learning programs to improve the career skills of Rwandans. RTN is being supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in implementing the program. Coursera is a world-wide online ... Read More
September 4, 2020Ben Gasore
This year’s Kwita Izina baby mountain gorilla naming ceremony will be held on World Gorilla Day


The Rwanda Development Board is pleased to announce that the 16th Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony will be held virtually on World Gorilla Day, on 24 September 2020. The 16th Kwita Izina will be held under the theme “Conservation and Sustainable Tourism – A Foundation for Future Generations”. This year, 24 baby ... Read More
September 4, 2020Ben Gasore
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The Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), today launched a digital bidding platform that is aimed at making the enforcement of orders more efficient and transparent. The platform, accessible at will reduce the processes involved in the enforcement of orders and curtail malpractices occasioned by human ... Read More
August 5, 2020Ben Gasore