Sector Profile

Rwanda’s Public Sector appears to be the main focus of much of the capacity building support in the country. Significant resources have been devoted to human resources development through organizing short term training programs, seminars and workshops for the purpose.

Public sector plays the following roles in the country;

  • Manage the capacity building fund
  • Support public institutions with capacity building tools and templates
  • Prepare an annual state of capacity building
  • Advocacy and resource mobilization for capacity building

Priorities in the Public Sector

ICT

  • Making operational the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority’s land administration information system in all districts in Rwanda

Agriculture

  • Mechanized agriculture
  • Government to construct five irrigation dams and develop 1,391 hectares of hillside irrigation in Kirehe and Nyanza districts

Energy

  • Strengthening regulatory frameworks and functional interventions in energy
  • To overcome the current electricity crisis and prevent the next electricity crisis
  • Tackle proactively the wood crisis and begin to provide greater access to modern energy and to reduce reliance on petroleum products due to the oil price crisis.

Education

  • Improving completion and transition rates whilst reducing drop out and repetition in basic education through a range of strategies including expansion of Early Childhood Development (ECD) provision
  • Ensuring that educational quality continues to improve through closer integration of curriculum development, quality assurance and assessment
  • Developing a skilled and motivated teaching, training and lecturing workforce through development of a comprehensive teacher development
  • Developing a skilled and motivated teaching, training and lecturing workforce through development of a comprehensive teacher development
  • Strengthening education in science and technology through specific interventions to address the under developed skills in all areas of science and technology

Health

  • Increasing investments in health
  • Strengthening the link between health and development

Tourism

  • Creation of a transport company using a seaplane that could link Kigali to different tourist sites
  • Establishment of a relatively small type of theme park that would serve as a centre for selected events Such as trade fairs in Kigali and different economic forum

Opportunities in the Public Sector

  • Widening access to more advanced ICT services such as broadband for high speed internet
  • Leveraging the new ICT infrastructure to improve the delivery of services and to build on it as a source of economic growth
  • Developing and aligning people skills relevant to the Information Technology enabled Services, industries and knowledge economy
  • Agricultural exports such as tea, coffee, fruit and flowers
  • Animal feeds processing
  • Agriculture that is horticulture, fresh wholesale food market, irrigation projects and livestock programs including milk processing
  • Opportunities in coffee washing and roasting as the premium harvest grows
  • Distribution markets and cold chain infrastructure for other export products
  • An opportunity to establish a methane gas to liquids and gas to fertilizer plant(s)
  • The for potential geothermal energy generation is over 700 MW
  • 10MW well head generation units are expected to be operational in 2014, if the exploratory wells are productive
  • Setting up more universities in the country
  • Establishing of vocational schools in the country
  • Induction of long distance education
  • Infrastructure that is Kigali convention center, Bugesera International Airport, Isaka railway
  • Distribution network of pharmaceutical products
  • Training of health professionals

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