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17 October 2019

UNFPA supports innovation in midwifery through digital technology and stronger policy strategies

By Mathias Gakwerere, UNFPA Rwanda Maternal Health & Midwifery Program Officer Years of work in maternal health culminated in a week full of key highlights in midwifery. To start with, the... Read more

26 September 2019

Rwanda launches iAccelerator Phase 2: calling all youth innovations to prevent teenage pregnancy!

Phase 2 of the Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) was launched in Kigali, Rwanda, on 20 September at Westerwelle Startup Haus. The iAccelerator is a mentorship driven acceleration programme... Read more

11 September 2019

Celebrating ICPD25 in Rwanda: a story of change through Inanga.

Watch, listen and feel this all too common story of Maria and Suzanne, told through traditional Rwandan Inanga (an oval-shaped harp, one of the oldest and most revered traditional music instruments... Read more

2 September 2019

Rwanda’s homegrown solution: building a road from Kigali to Nairobi through Umuganda

UNFPA Rwanda’s Road to Nairobi continues as staff, government officials and partners assisted the local community in building an actual road as part of Rwanda’s Umuganda - a Rwanda homegrown solution... Read more

30 August 2019

Integration of HIV/AIDS and adolescent sexual reproductive health services in Mahama Camp

Mahama Refugee Camp, one of Rwanda’s six refugee camps, hosts over 60,000 Burundian refugees. Nearly 25% of the total refugee population are adolescents and youth between the ages of 10 and 24 (UNHCR... Read more

12 August 2019

International Youth Day: 3 ways UNFPA is Transforming Education in Rwanda to Empower Young People

As envisioned by the Agenda 2063 Framework Document: “Africa’s young people are the principal engine for fostering development at all levels. By 2063, Africa’s children and youth will be fully... Read more

6 August 2019
Photo: A Congolese refugee at a health facility receives family planning information and services from a nurse in Mugombwa Camp.

A refugee’s voice on family planning in Mugombwa Camp

“My name is Desange Mukantwali and I am 28 years old. I married five years ago and have two kids. I left Congo when I was 23 years old and got married on my way to Rwanda, in Nkamira Transit Center.... Read more

29 July 2019
Photo: Partnerships for ICPD25 - Officials from UNFPA, UN Women, Parliamentarian, Mayor of Rusizi District, AfriYAN, key partners join Rwandans in celebrations of World Population Day in Rusizi District.

Rwanda’s Youth Travelling Caravan carries the ICPD Promise to the Last Mile

On July 11th, 2019, Rwanda joined the world in celebrating World Population Day (WPD) with the rural community of Rusizi District to reach the last mile. Rusizi is the farthest district from the... Read more

9 July 2019
ICPD Unfinished Business: Commitments from Rwanda Parliaments’ Advocacy Meeting on Family Planning

ICPD Unfinished Business: Commitments from Rwanda Parliaments’ Advocacy Meeting on Family Planning

Twenty-five years ago in 1994, 179 governments gathered in Cairo at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and reached the consensus that an individual’s freedom to make... Read more

27 May 2019
Photo: Front Hon. Rose Mary Mbabazi, Minister of Youth, H.E Amb. Kim Eung-joong, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. Standing (L– R) Mark Bryan Schreiner, UNFPA Representative, Stephen Rodrigues, UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Mr. Lee Byung Hwa, KOICA Country Director, Ms. Kampeta Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency, and Managing Director, Liquid Telecommunications during the signing ceremony

Wealthy and Healthy Youth: KOICA support to MINIYOUTH, UNDP and UNFPA to scale-up of Youth Connekt & iAccelerator programs

The number of adolescents living today is higher than at any other time in history. This means that this generation will largely drive the outcomes of all the sustainable developments goals.... Read more