Rwanda to adopt blockchain technology for its land registry

A Swiss cybersecurity company has announced a partnership with Microsoft to support the Rwandan Government in adopting blockchain technology. The deal is part of an ongoing collaboration to turn the East African country into a Blockchain and IoT center of excellence. The partnership was first proposed earlier this year as part of the country’s digital […]

Mobile Health Technology in Rwanda

The Rwanda Ministry of Health is investing in mobile health (mHealth) technology. In August 2009, the Ministry launched an mHealth (M-Ubuzima) initiative to support community health workers in maternal and child health interventions by utilizing mobile technology. 432 community health workers, who are responsible for maternal health in the Musanze district, were given mobile phones […]

Rwanda: High Internet, SMS Costs Slow Rural Project

High Internet and SMS costs may slow rolling out Rwanda’s e-soko project, it is emerging. The e-soko or e-market is an electronic platform giving farmers, consumers and traders up-to-date market price information by SMS and Internet. However, when a team from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) staff and selected media houses visited Kicukiro market in Kigali […]

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

Rwanda upgrades ID to multi-purpose smart card

Rwanda has launched the next phase of its National ID Project by contracting a British company, De La Rue, to develop a multi-purpose smart card.  According to project coordinator Pascal Nyamulinda, “The services offered will include identification, access to insurance services, bank services and immigration services. ” The production of the cards has already started […]

Rwanda Development Board tenders for web portal

As part of the World Bank funded eRwanda Project for the implementation of Rwanda’s eGovernment strategy, the Rwanda Development Board is looking to develop a new web portal. The main objective of the project is to use the internet as a tool to promote Rwanda as a dynamic global hub for business, investment, tourism, and […]

Rwanda recognises need for labour database

“If we can bring together all the categories of data we have on labour, it would be easy to analyze them and ascertain available skills that are not being utilized. This would help us create jobs in line with the skills available.” This according to Rwandan Minister of Public Service and Labour, Anastase Murekezi, talking […]

eRwanda develops Information Security Policy

The latest phase of Rwanda’s ICT drive has the government tendering for consultants to consolidate information security policy. Rwanda has received a grant from the Swedish Government through SIDA for institutional capacity development which is being implemented by the Rwanda Development Board – Information Technology Authority (RITA). RITA is a government institution established by an […]

Rwanda trains its own developers for e-Health Programme

The Rwandan Ministry of Health, has  unveiled its first batch of software programmers who will be in charge of developing and implementing the Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS). OpenMRS is  a community-developed, open-source, enterprise electronic medical record system platform which is being implemented in Rwanda to nationally track patient-level medical information, connecting over 500 health […]

Rwanda plans system for Immigration and Emigration

The Rwandan Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration intends, through a World Bank grant,  to web enable all of its services, including Passports, Visa, Permits, Citizenship, NGO Certificates, Refugee ID, Refugee travel document, Laissez Passer and Foreigner ID Card.  The Rwanda Information Technology Authority is currently tendering for a company to provide: