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Rwanda Development Programme 2017-2022: grant awards

Published: 20 Sep 2017

Applications were received from Scotland-based organisations interested in applying for international development grants to deliver projects in Western and Southern Provinces, Rwanda.

The successful applicants have now been announced, with £8,776,334 being awarded to seven projects between 2017 and 2022.

Project 1

Organisation: Challenges Worldwide

Theme: Sustainable Economic Development, Agriculture

Project title: Rwanda coffee Market building for people and prosperity

Total award: £1,283,668 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: Promoting sustainable economic development in Rwanda through building the capacity of Rwandan coffee cooperatives and community members.

Contact: dory.mcintosh@Challengesworldwide.com

Project 2

Organisation: CBM

Theme: Sustainable Economic Development, Agriculture

Project title: SaveAbility – Socio-economic empowerment of persons with disabilities in Rwanda

Total award: £1,333,792 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: The project's objective is to improve incomes, economic resilience and involvement in community decision-making for 14,000 persons with disabilities across four Rwandan districts: Nyanza, Ruhango, Rutsiro and Rusizi.

Contact: elfredaw@cbmuk.org.uk

Project 3

Organisation: Oxfam Scotland

Theme: Health

Project title: Claiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Rwanda

Total award: £1,338,480 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: The project directly benefits 3,120 people including 1,000 victims of sexual and gender based violence , it facilitates attitudinal change, institutional capacity building and empowerment of women to ensure that women in targeted districts of Rwanda can enjoy equal rights and live free from discrimination and violence.

Contact: psparrow1@oxfam.org.uk

Project 4

Organisation: WaterAid

Theme: Health, Education

Project title: Improving health and sanitation in vulnerable communities and schools of the Southern Province of Rwanda by 2021

Total award: £1,080,000 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: This project is designed to improve health and sanitation in communities and schools of Nyamagabe district in Rwanda. It will address sanitation and hygiene with particular emphasis on most affected categories of people including women, girls, disabled people and elderly.

Contact: elizabethmckernan@wateraid.org

Project 5

Organisation: Tearfund

Theme: Sustainable Economic Development, Agriculture

Project title: Sustainable Economic and Agricultural Development Project (SEAD)

Total award: £1,348,599 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: The project will contribute towards poverty reduction through increasing alternative income generation activities and improving financial literacy. Climate smart agriculture techniques will improve productivity and food security. Households and community groups will be trained on how to build and use wood energy saving stoves and on sources of renewable energy. The project shall also link them with renewable energy providers (Solar panels), as well as the existing rural energy financing facility funded by the government.

Contact: Tearfund's website

Project 6

Organisation: Opportunity International

Theme: Sustainable Economic Development, Agriculture

Project title: Strengthening Livelihoods in Rural Rwanda

Total award: £1,200,000 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: The project responds directly to Rwanda's Poverty Reduction Strategy and builds on an existing DFID-funded project targeting smallholders in Northern and Eastern Rwanda. It will reduce poverty in Western and Southern Rwanda by strengthening the livelihoods of poor rural households. There will be 12,000 direct beneficiaries: 8,500 smallholders (50% women) and 3,500 Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) members (75% women). 48,000 family dependents will indirectly benefit from better access to nutrition, housing, education and healthcare.

Contact: opportunityscotland@mac.com

Project 7

Organisation: University of Aberdeen

Theme: Education

Project title: Fostering a social practice approach to adult literacies for improving people's quality of life in Western Rwanda

Total award: £1,191,795 (2017 to 2022)

Project summary: To develop, implement and embed a social practices approach to adult literacies education in Rwanda that can be managed and delivered by local institutions in order to support people's livelihood through poverty reduction and inclusive socioeconomic development.

Contact: p.abbott@abdn.ac.uk

Contact

Scottish Government contacts:

Email: Central Enquiries Unit ceu@gov.scot

Telephone: Tom Chrystal, 0131 244 992

Post: International Development Team
Scottish Government
2H North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Published:
20 Sep 2017
Rwanda Development Programme 2017-2022: grant awards