AMI to offer 100 Female Entrepreneurs from Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs with free business skills training.

AMI to offer 100 Female Entrepreneurs from Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs with free business skills training.

The African Management Institute (AMI) is set to provide 100 female entrepreneurs with training in business skills and tools through a one-year partnership agreement signed with the Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs operating under the Private Sector Federation. The training will aim to support female entrepreneurs to bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses through training and advisory services. The training will be accessible to women entrepreneurs who have a membership with the Chamber of women entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will have access to two AMI training programs, Business Survival Bootcamp, and Survive to Thrive with new learning content added to address specific challenges faced by female entrepreneurs.

To apply, visit: https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandabusinessbootcamp/

For more information, please contact: +250 787 339 435 via SMS or WhatsApp

For more information about the Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs membership, contact: marieolga@gmail.com or womenchamber.psf@gmail.com


Government of Rwanda reinstates new COVID-19 preventive measures

Government of Rwanda reinstates new COVID-19 preventive measures

With an increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the government of Rwanda has issued new preventive measures. Key measures introduced include the prohibition of movements of persons from 8 pm to 4 am. The cabinet also resolved that business establishments including shops, restaurants, markets, and malls must close business operations by 6 pm. Public and private transport between Kigali and other districts is prohibited except for domestic and international tourists that present negative COVID-19 test results and vehicles transporting goods with not more than two people on board.

Specifically for the hotel/hospitality industry, social gatherings and events including hosting of wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, and conferences have been prohibited. Public gyms and swimming pools are restricted from public use with the exception of hotel guests with negative COVID-19 test results.

COVID-19 preventive measures are reviewed every 15 days.

To read more about the Cabinet’s communication, visit: Cabinet Communique 4th January 2021


U Rwanda rushyizeho Politiki yo Guteza imbere urwego rwa ba Rwiyemezamirimo (Entrepreneurship Development Policy)

U Rwanda rushyizeho Politiki yo Guteza imbere urwego rwa ba Rwiyemezamirimo (Entrepreneurship Development Policy)

Leta y’u Rwanda yashyizeho Politiki yo Guteza Imbere urwego rwa ba Rwiyemezamirimo (EDP) kuwa 30 Ugushyingo 2020 hagamijwe kunoza urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo mu gihugu. Iyo Politiki yashyizweho nyuma yo kubyunguranaho ibitekerezo n’abahagarariye Leta kuva ku rwego rwo hejuru kugera ku nzego z’ibanze, Urwego rw’Abikorera (PSF), ibigo by’imari ndetse na ba rwiyemezamirimo baturutse mu bigo by’ubucuruzi kuva ku bigo bito n’ibiciriritse kugeza ku binini no kuva ku bigo by’ubucuruzi bigishingwa kugeza ku bimaze igihe kirekire ku bufatanye n’abashoramari baba abo mu gihugu cyangwa abakomoka hanze, inzobere, ibigo bya za kaminuza, n’abafatanyabikorwa mu iterambere. Iyo politiki igamije guteza imbere   uburyo bukwiye bwo gufasha urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo, ishyiraho urubuga rukenewe  kandi ifasha  ba rwiyemezamirimo b’abanyarwanda  kugaragaza ubushobozi bwabo nka ba rwiyemezamirimo no gushinga ibigo by’ubucuruzi bikora neza kandi bishobora guhiganwa ku isoko bizabasha guteza imbere ubukungu bikanahanga imirimo.

EDP ishaka gufasha ba rwiyemezamirimo gukuraho  ingorane nyinshi  zibugarije harimo izerekeranye n’imicungire, kubona imari, uruhererekane rw’agaciro, n’imikoreshereze y’ikoranabuhanga ndetse n’imiyoboro yaryo. Ibi bizashoboka binyuze mu ngamba za politiki zigamije gutanga ibisubizo kuri izo ngorane. Ba rwiyemezamirimo bazajya babasha kubona amakuru bifashishije urubuga rusange ruzwi nka Entrepreneurship Portal ruzaba ruriho amakuru ku mahirwe aboneka ku isoko, serivisi z’imari zihari, n’imirongo ngenderwaho rusange kuri ba rwiyemezamirimo. Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda (RDB) ruzakoresha amahugurwa y’igihe gito yerekeranye n’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi ku nkunga ya MINICOM, PSF na MINALOC. EDP kandi igamije kunoza uburyo bw’imitangire ya serivisi z’iterambere ry’ubucuruzi,  ireba ibikenewe mu rwego rwo kongera ubushobozi bw’abajyanama b’iterambere ry’ubucuruzi bariho ubungubu hagamijwe kunoza uburyo baha serivisi ba rwiyemezamirimo.  Ba rwiyemezamirimo kandi bazakura inyungu mu buryo no mu bikorwa  bishya kandi binoze byo gushyigikira urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo  bizabafasha kubahuza n’ibigo byo mu karere n’ibyo ku rwego rw’isi bitanga ubufasha bwo mu rwego rwa tekiniki ku bigo by’ubucuruzi bivuka, Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse (MSME), n’ibinini.  EDP irateganya kandi guha ba rwiyemezamirimo amahugurwa y’ibanze mu bijyanye n’ikoranabuhanga mu rwego rwo kubafasha kwitabira gukora ubucuruzi bukoresha ikoranabuhanga, gukora ibikorwa byo kwishyurana hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga, kwamamaza ibikorwa byabo, n’imicungire y’umubano n’abakiliya ku buryo ba rwiyemezamirimo babasha kubyaza umusaruro no gukoresha amahirwe ariho.

Mu rwego rwo gukemura ingorane ijyanye no kubona imari, ba rwiyemezamirimo bazashyirirwaho  ikigega gitanga imfashanyo kizacungwa na MINICOM kandi kigaterwa inkunga na MINECOFIN, na RDB. Byongeye kandi, EDP izateza imbere iyandikishwa ry’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse ku isoko ry’imari kugira ngo birusheho kugirirwa icyizere no kugira igihagararo cyiza mu rwego rw’imari. Biteganyijwe kandi ko ba rwiyemezamirimo bazakura inyungu mu buryo bunoze bwo kubika ibicuruzwa byabo buzatuma serivisi bakenera zihuta kandi n’igiciro cy’imikorere  kikagabanuka. Mu gusoza, ba rwiyemezamirimo bazashyirirwaho urubuga rw’ubucuruzi bazajya babasha gukuraho amakuru ajyanye n’amahirwe ariho ku isoko n’amakuru ajyanye n’isoko kuri ba rwiyemezamirimo bo mu karere n’abantu bashobora kuba abashoramari.

Hanyuma, EDP yashyizweho hagamijwe gushyiraho uburyo bwo gufasha ba rwiyemezamirimo gukomera  hatitawe ku kigero baba bariho cyose. Ba rwiyemezamirimo bazajya bahabwa amakuru  buri gihe cyose hazajya hagira ibikorwa mu rwego rwo gushyira mu bikorwa iyi politiki. Mu gihe waba wifuza gusoma iyi politiki yose uko yakabaye, ushobora kuyisanga aha hakurikira: Entrepreneurship Development Policy.

Rwanda Launches Entrepreneurship Development Policy

The government of Rwanda launched an Entrepreneurship Development Policy (EDP) on 30th November 2020 to improve the entrepreneurship sector in the country. The EDP was designed in consultation with representatives from central and local governments, Private Sector Federation (PSF), and financial institutions as well as entrepreneurs from MSMEs to large enterprises and from startups to long-standing businesses along with local and international investors, consultants, academics, and development partners. The EDP envisions the development of an effective entrepreneurship support ecosystem that creates the necessary conditions and enablers for Rwandan entrepreneurs to unleash their entrepreneurial potential and grow dynamic and competitive enterprises that will drive economic growth and job creation.

The EDP seeks to support entrepreneurs in addressing several challenges they face, including around management, access to finance, value chains, and the use of technology and digital channels. This will be done through various policy actions that aim to provide solutions to these challenges. Entrepreneurs will have access to information through a public facility known as the Entrepreneurship Portal, which will include information on available market opportunities, financial products, and general guidelines for entrepreneurs. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will oversee short-term courses about business governance with support from MINICOM, PSF, and MINALOC. EDP will also aim to make improvements to the business development services ecosystem by identifying capacity building needs of existing business development advisors to improve their service delivery to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will also benefit from new and improved entrepreneurship incubators and events to link them with regional and global institutions that provide technical assistance to startups, MSMEs, and large enterprises. The EDP also outlines plans to provide basic digital literacy training to entrepreneurs to drive adoption of local e-commerce, digital payments, marketing, and customer relationship management so that entrepreneurs can leverage and exploit existing opportunities.

To tackle the challenge of access to financing, entrepreneurs will benefit from the creation of a stipend/fellowship fund led by MINICOM and supported by MINECOFIN, RDB, and BRD. Additionally, the EDP will promote the listing of MSMEs on the Rwanda stock exchange to propel greater credibility and enhanced financial status of MSMEs. Entrepreneurs are also set to benefit from improved warehousing systems that will ensure quick processing and reduction of operational costs. Finally, entrepreneurs will also have access to a trade portal that will avail information about existing market opportunities and market data for local entrepreneurs and potential investors.

Ultimately, EDP has been formulated to create an environment where entrepreneurs at different level of growth can thrive. More information will be availed as there are developments regarding implementation of the policy. If you would like to read the full policy, you can find it here: Entrepreneurship Development Policy.


Rwanda Launches Entrepreneurship Development Policy

Rwanda Launches Entrepreneurship Development Policy

The government of Rwanda launched an Entrepreneurship Development Policy (EDP) on 30th November 2020 to improve the entrepreneurship sector in the country. The EDP was designed in consultation with representatives from central and local governments, Private Sector Federation (PSF), and financial institutions as well as entrepreneurs from MSMEs to large enterprises and from startups to long-standing businesses along with local and international investors, consultants, academics, and development partners. The EDP envisions the development of an effective entrepreneurship support ecosystem that creates the necessary conditions and enablers for Rwandan entrepreneurs to unleash their entrepreneurial potential and grow dynamic and competitive enterprises that will drive economic growth and job creation.

The EDP seeks to support entrepreneurs in addressing several challenges they face, including around management, access to finance, value chains, and the use of technology and digital channels. This will be done through various policy actions that aim to provide solutions to these challenges. Entrepreneurs will have access to information through a public facility known as the Entrepreneurship Portal, which will include information on available market opportunities, financial products, and general guidelines for entrepreneurs. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will oversee short-term courses about business governance with support from MINICOM, PSF, and MINALOC. EDP will also aim to make improvements to the business development services ecosystem by identifying capacity building needs of existing business development advisors to improve their service delivery to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will also benefit from new and improved entrepreneurship incubators and events to link them with regional and global institutions that provide technical assistance to startups, MSMEs, and large enterprises. The EDP also outlines plans to provide basic digital literacy training to entrepreneurs to drive adoption of local e-commerce, digital payments, marketing, and customer relationship management so that entrepreneurs can leverage and exploit existing opportunities.

To tackle the challenge of access to financing, entrepreneurs will benefit from the creation of a stipend/fellowship fund led by MINICOM and supported by MINECOFIN, RDB, and BRD. Additionally, the EDP will promote the listing of MSMEs on the Rwanda stock exchange to propel greater credibility and enhanced financial status of MSMEs. Entrepreneurs are also set to benefit from improved warehousing systems that will ensure quick processing and reduction of operational costs. Finally, entrepreneurs will also have access to a trade portal that will avail information about existing market opportunities and market data for local entrepreneurs and potential investors.

Ultimately, EDP has been formulated to create an environment where entrepreneurs at different level of growth can thrive. More information will be availed as there are developments regarding implementation of the policy. If you would like to read the full policy, you can find it here: Entrepreneurship Development Policy.

U Rwanda rushyizeho Politiki yo Guteza imbere urwego rwa ba Rwiyemezamirimo (Entrepreneurship Development Policy)

Leta y’u Rwanda yashyizeho Politiki yo Guteza Imbere urwego rwa ba Rwiyemezamirimo (EDP) kuwa 30 Ugushyingo 2020 hagamijwe kunoza urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo mu gihugu. Iyo Politiki yashyizweho nyuma yo kubyunguranaho ibitekerezo n’abahagarariye Leta kuva ku rwego rwo hejuru kugera ku nzego z’ibanze, Urwego rw’Abikorera (PSF), ibigo by’imari ndetse na ba rwiyemezamirimo baturutse mu bigo by’ubucuruzi kuva ku bigo bito n’ibiciriritse kugeza ku binini no kuva ku bigo by’ubucuruzi bigishingwa kugeza ku bimaze igihe kirekire ku bufatanye n’abashoramari baba abo mu gihugu cyangwa abakomoka hanze, inzobere, ibigo bya za kaminuza, n’abafatanyabikorwa mu iterambere. Iyo politiki igamije guteza imbere   uburyo bukwiye bwo gufasha urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo, ishyiraho urubuga rukenewe  kandi ifasha  ba rwiyemezamirimo b’abanyarwanda  kugaragaza ubushobozi bwabo nka ba rwiyemezamirimo no gushinga ibigo by’ubucuruzi bikora neza kandi bishobora guhiganwa ku isoko bizabasha guteza imbere ubukungu bikanahanga imirimo.

EDP ishaka gufasha ba rwiyemezamirimo gukuraho  ingorane nyinshi  zibugarije harimo izerekeranye n’imicungire, kubona imari, uruhererekane rw’agaciro, n’imikoreshereze y’ikoranabuhanga ndetse n’imiyoboro yaryo. Ibi bizashoboka binyuze mu ngamba za politiki zigamije gutanga ibisubizo kuri izo ngorane. Ba rwiyemezamirimo bazajya babasha kubona amakuru bifashishije urubuga rusange ruzwi nka Entrepreneurship Portal ruzaba ruriho amakuru ku mahirwe aboneka ku isoko, serivisi z’imari zihari, n’imirongo ngenderwaho rusange kuri ba rwiyemezamirimo. Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda (RDB) ruzakoresha amahugurwa y’igihe gito yerekeranye n’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi ku nkunga ya MINICOM, PSF na MINALOC. EDP kandi igamije kunoza uburyo bw’imitangire ya serivisi z’iterambere ry’ubucuruzi,  ireba ibikenewe mu rwego rwo kongera ubushobozi bw’abajyanama b’iterambere ry’ubucuruzi bariho ubungubu hagamijwe kunoza uburyo baha serivisi ba rwiyemezamirimo.  Ba rwiyemezamirimo kandi bazakura inyungu mu buryo no mu bikorwa  bishya kandi binoze byo gushyigikira urwego rwa ba rwiyemezamirimo  bizabafasha kubahuza n’ibigo byo mu karere n’ibyo ku rwego rw’isi bitanga ubufasha bwo mu rwego rwa tekiniki ku bigo by’ubucuruzi bivuka, Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse (MSME), n’ibinini.  EDP irateganya kandi guha ba rwiyemezamirimo amahugurwa y’ibanze mu bijyanye n’ikoranabuhanga mu rwego rwo kubafasha kwitabira gukora ubucuruzi bukoresha ikoranabuhanga, gukora ibikorwa byo kwishyurana hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga, kwamamaza ibikorwa byabo, n’imicungire y’umubano n’abakiliya ku buryo ba rwiyemezamirimo babasha kubyaza umusaruro no gukoresha amahirwe ariho.

Mu rwego rwo gukemura ingorane ijyanye no kubona imari, ba rwiyemezamirimo bazashyirirwaho  ikigega gitanga imfashanyo kizacungwa na MINICOM kandi kigaterwa inkunga na MINECOFIN, na RDB. Byongeye kandi, EDP izateza imbere iyandikishwa ry’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse ku isoko ry’imari kugira ngo birusheho kugirirwa icyizere no kugira igihagararo cyiza mu rwego rw’imari. Biteganyijwe kandi ko ba rwiyemezamirimo bazakura inyungu mu buryo bunoze bwo kubika ibicuruzwa byabo buzatuma serivisi bakenera zihuta kandi n’igiciro cy’imikorere  kikagabanuka. Mu gusoza, ba rwiyemezamirimo bazashyirirwaho urubuga rw’ubucuruzi bazajya babasha gukuraho amakuru ajyanye n’amahirwe ariho ku isoko n’amakuru ajyanye n’isoko kuri ba rwiyemezamirimo bo mu karere n’abantu bashobora kuba abashoramari.

Hanyuma, EDP yashyizweho hagamijwe gushyiraho uburyo bwo gufasha ba rwiyemezamirimo gukomera  hatitawe ku kigero baba bariho cyose. Ba rwiyemezamirimo bazajya bahabwa amakuru  buri gihe cyose hazajya hagira ibikorwa mu rwego rwo gushyira mu bikorwa iyi politiki. Mu gihe waba wifuza gusoma iyi politiki yose uko yakabaye, ushobora kuyisanga aha hakurikira: Entrepreneurship Development Policy.


Amahugurwa ku bumenyi ngiro mu bijyanye n’ubucuruzi yatewe inkunga na Mastercard Foundation agenewe Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse 2.500 (MSME) binyuze mu bufatanye bushya hagati y’Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda na African Management Institute

Amahugurwa ku bumenyi ngiro mu bijyanye n’ubucuruzi yatewe inkunga na Mastercard Foundation agenewe Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse 2.500 (MSME) binyuze mu bufatanye bushya hagati y’Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda na African Management Institute

Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda rwagiranye amasezerano n’ikigo cya African Institute Management (AMI) yo guha ku buntu Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse 2.500 (MSME) ubumenyi ngiro mu bijyanye n’ubucuruzi n’ibikoresho byo kwimenyereza mu rwego rwo gufasha igihugu kuzahuka nyuma y’icyorezo cyugarije isi. Ubufatanye bushya, bwagiyeho hifashishijwe inkunga yo mu rwego rw’imari  yatanzwe na Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience Programme, buzatera inkunga ingamba yo kuzahura ubukungu bw’u Rwanda mu rwego rw’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse.

Gahunda z’amahugurwa za AMI zigamije kuzamura umubare w’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bitsinda ingorane byatewe n’icyorezo cyayogoje isi  zibifasha kugumishaho imirimo isanzweho no gushyiraho andi mahirwe yo guhanga indi mirimo, by’umwihariko ku bategarugori n’urubyiruko.

Bwana Diederik Wokke, Umuyobozi Uhagarariye African Institute Management yaravuze ati : “Kuva muri Gicurasi kugeza muri Kanama uyu mwaka, AMI yakoranye na SME Response Clinic noneho hashyirwaho ingando 5 zikomeza ibigo by’ubucuruzi (Business Survival Bootcamp) zo guhugura abafite ibigo by’ubucuruzi na ba rwiyemezamirimo.Twashimishijwe no gusangira ubumenyi ngiro bwo gufasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi guhangana n’ibihe bikomeye, kandi dushishikajwe kurushaho no kuzakorana  n’ibigo by’ubucuruzi 2.500 mu myaka iri imbere,”.

AMI izakoresha ubwoko bubiri bw’amahugurwa ku buntu ku buryo buhoraho guhera mu Ugushyingo 2020 kugeza muri Mata 2020:

  • Ingando zikomeza ibigo by’ubucuruzi – Amasomo azamara ukwezi agamije gufasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi kwikura mu ngorane birimo muri iki gihe hashyirwaho uburyo bwo kubona no gukora inama nyunguranabitekerezo bagiramo uruhare hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga, ibikoresho n’indongozi y’ikoranabuhanga, n’uburyo bwo gushyiraho imikoranire n’ibindi bigo by’ubucuruzi.
  • Gumya ubeho maze ukungahare – isomo ryisumbuyeho rimara amezi 6 rifasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi guhanga udushya no gutegura iterambere ryabyo mu bihe biri imbere.

 

Amahugurwa azatangwa hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga mu Kinyarwanda n’Icyongereza.

Ingando zikomeza Ibigo by’Ubucuruzi ya mbere yatangiye kuwa 24 Ugushyingo naho amasomo ya mbere ya Gumya Ubeho maze ukungahare akazatangira mu ntangiriro za 2021. Kugira ngo usabe gukurikira aya masomo, sura urubuga rwa:  www.africanmanagers.org/rwanda

Niba ukeneye ibindi bisobanuro, ohereza SMS kuri: +250 787 339 435 cyangwa ukoreshe WhatsApp.

Free business skills training funded by the Mastercard Foundation available for 2,500 MSMEs through a new partnership between Rwanda Development Board and African Management Institute

 

The Rwanda Development Board has signed an agreement with the African Management Institute (AMI) to provide 2,500 MSMEs with free business skills and practical tools to support the country’s recovery following the pandemic. The new partnership, which has been made possible by financial support provided by Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience Programme, will support Rwanda’s economic recovery strategy of investing in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

AMI’s training programmes aim to increase the number of businesses that overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic, helping them retain jobs and creating additional employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people.

 

From May to August this year, AMI worked with the SME Response Clinic and offered five Business Survival Bootcamp to train Rwandan business owners and entrepreneurs. We were happy to share skills to help businesses manage difficult times, and we are even more excited to work with 2,500 businesses in the years ahead,” said Diederik Wokke, Rwanda Country Manager, African Management Institute.

 

AMI will offer two types of free training programmes on an ongoing basis from November 2020 to April 2022:

  • Business Survival Bootcamp – a one-month course designed to help businesses make it through the ongoing crisis with access to engaging and interactive online workshops, digital tools and guidance, and an opportunity to network with other businesses.
  • Survive to Thrive – a six-month advanced course that supports businesses to innovate and prepare for future growth.

 

The programs will be delivered virtually in Kinyarwanda and English.

 

The first Business Survival Bootcamp began on 24th November, and the first Survive to Thrive courses will kick-off at the start of 2021. To apply for the programs, visit: www.africanmanagers.org/rwanda

 

For more information, please contact: +250 787 339 435 via SMS or WhatsApp.


Ikibazo: Ni iki nkeneye kumenya ku bijyanye n’uko ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bihagaze mu Rwanda muri iki gihe hariho icyorezo cya COVID-19?

Ikibazo: Ni iki nkeneye kumenya ku bijyanye n’uko ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bihagaze mu Rwanda muri iki gihe hariho icyorezo cya COVID-19?

Igisubizo: Kuva umuntu wa mbere wanduye indwara ya COVID-19 yagaragara mu Rwanda kuwa 14  Werurwe 2020, igihugu cyashyizeho ingamba nyinshi zigamije gukumira ikwirakwira ryayo n’ubwandu bwayo. Izo ngamba zihora zisubirwamo nyuma ya buri minsi 15 zikaba zari zirimo ihagarikwa ry’ibikorwa byose by’ubucuruzi usibye gusa serivisi za ngombwa, kugumisha abantu mu ngo no gutwara ibintu mu masaha runaka. Muri iki gihe, mu Rwanda, ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi hafi ya byose byongeye gutangira, harimo amaresitora, amahoteli, amaduka, n’ibikorwa by’ubukerarugendo ukuyemo za bare (harimo na za bare zo mu mahoteli no mu maresitora) zigifunze.  Gusohoka mu mazu mu gihugu byemewe gusa kuva saa cumi za mu gitondo kugeza saa ine z’ijoro. Pariki z’igihugu zirafunguye ku bantu badafite ubwandu bwa COVID-19 kandi ingendo mpuzamahanga mu ndege zongeye gutangira. U Rwanda rwafunguye igice cy’umupaka w’ubutaka ruhuriyeho na Repubulika Iharanira Demokarasi ya Kongo gihuza igihugu n’umujyi mutoya wa Goma mu rwego rwo koroshya ubucuruzi buto bwambukiranya imipaka.  Ariko indi mipaka yose y’ubutaka iracyafunze uretse ku bwikorezi bw’ibicuruzwa no ku banyarwanda batahuka n’abasanzwe baba mu gihugu. Abagenzi bajya mu Rwanda bagomba kugaragaza icyemezo cyigaragaza ko bapimwe COVID-19 hakoreshejwe ibipimo bya PCR bagasanga ari nta bwandu bafite; ibyo bipimo bikaba bigomba kuba byarafashwe mu gihe kitarenze amasaha 120 kuva igihe urugendo rw’indege rwatangiriye.  

Gutwara abantu mu modoka rusange no mu modoka z’abantu ku giti cyabo byasubijweho mu gihugu cyose; bisi zishobora  gutwara abagenzi bose zemerewe gutwara ku bantu bicaye n’abantu 50 %  ku bagenzi bagenda bahagaze. Umubare w’abakozi bo mu rwego rw’abikorera n’urwa leta bemerewe gukorera aho basanzwe bakorera warazamutse uva kuri 30% ugera kuri 50%. Ku bijyanye no kwakira abantu mu makwe no mu nama, abategura ibyo bikorwa ntibagomba kwemerera abashyitsi kurenga 50%  by’abantu bashobora kwakirirwa ahantu habera ibyo bikorwa. Mu gusoza, kwipimisha COVID-19 ntibikiri ngombwa ku materaniro ahuza abantu batarenze 75.   

Ibyifashishijwe: https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=43

Ibyemezo by’Inama y’Abaminisitiri (Ibiro bya Minisitiri w’Intebe, Rwanda, 2020)

 

Question: What do I need to know about the current state of business operations in Rwanda amid the COVID-19 outbreak?

Answer: Since the first case of COVID-19 infection was reported in Rwanda on March 14th, 2020, the country has implanted several measures to contain the spread and infection of the virus. The measures are reviewed every 15 days and have ranged from closing all business operations except for essential services to restrictions of the movement of people and cargo to between certain hours.

Currently, Rwanda has resumed most business operations, including restaurants, hotels, shops, and tourism operations with the exception of bars (including bars located inside of hotels and restaurants), which remain closed. Movement in the country is allowed from 4 am to 10 pm. National parks are open to visitors with a negative COVID-19 test and international air travel has resumed. Rwanda has partially opened its land border with the Democratic Republic of Congo linking the country to DRC’s small city of Goma to ease small cross border business. However, all the other land borders remain closed except for cargo and returning Rwandan citizens and residents. Travelers to Rwanda must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken no more than 120 hours before their initial flight.

Public and private transport has resumed all over the country with public buses operating at full capacity for sitting passengers and 50% for standing passengers. Capacities for staff in private and public workplaces has increased from 30% to 50%. For wedding reception and conferences, event organizers must not allow guests to exceed 50% of venue capacity. Finally, COVID- 19 tests are no longer required for gatherings of fewer than 75 in number.

References: https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=43

Cabinet Decisions (Office of the Prime Minister, Rwanda, 2020)


Join the Rwanda International Trade Fair 2020 (PSF EXPO) December 11 – 31, 2020

Join the Rwanda International Trade Fair 2020 (PSF EXPO) December 11 – 31, 2020

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) will hold its annual International Trade Fair from the 11th to 31st of December 2020. The Expo, as it’s commonly known, was scheduled for July-August but was later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s EXPO is expected to include 450 stands, which will be set up in such a way to enable social distancing measures among exhibitors and their respective clients. The children’s space usually forming part of the event will not be at this year’s EXPO due to COVID-19, and only children 12 years of age or older will be allowed in.

Exhibitors in the EXPO, which include mostly local entrepreneurs but also exhibitors from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Turkey, have expressed optimism about sales during the event since the festive season is time to buy. PSF is enthusiastic about the opportunity that the EXPO will give business people not only to make sales but also to exhibit new products that might not have had exposure due to the challenges of the pandemic. The EXPO is expected to feature items such as foodstuffs, home equipment, industrial equipment, and garments.

Other important measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be implemented, including cashless payments, hand-washing, and mask-wearing required of all participants.

For more information, see here: https://www.psf.org.rw/expo-2020-organisers-target-festive-shoppers/ (Federation, 2020)

 


Free business skills training funded by the Mastercard Foundation available for 2,500 MSMEs through a new partnership between Rwanda Development Board and African Management Institute

Free business skills training funded by the Mastercard Foundation available for 2,500 MSMEs through a new partnership between Rwanda Development Board and African Management Institute

 

The Rwanda Development Board has signed an agreement with the African Management Institute (AMI) to provide 2,500 MSMEs with free business skills and practical tools to support the country’s recovery following the pandemic. The new partnership, which has been made possible by financial support provided by Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience Programme, will support Rwanda’s economic recovery strategy of investing in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

AMI’s training programmes aim to increase the number of businesses that overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic, helping them retain jobs and creating additional employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people.

 

From May to August this year, AMI worked with the SME Response Clinic and offered five Business Survival Bootcamp to train Rwandan business owners and entrepreneurs. We were happy to share skills to help businesses manage difficult times, and we are even more excited to work with 2,500 businesses in the years ahead,” said Diederik Wokke, Rwanda Country Manager, African Management Institute.

 

AMI will offer two types of free training programmes on an ongoing basis from November 2020 to April 2022:

  • Business Survival Bootcamp – a one-month course designed to help businesses make it through the ongoing crisis with access to engaging and interactive online workshops, digital tools and guidance, and an opportunity to network with other businesses.
  • Survive to Thrive – a six-month advanced course that supports businesses to innovate and prepare for future growth.

 

The programs will be delivered virtually in Kinyarwanda and English.

 

The first Business Survival Bootcamp began on 24th November, and the first Survive to Thrive courses will kick-off at the start of 2021. To apply for the programs, visit: www.africanmanagers.org/rwanda

 

For more information, please contact: +250 787 339 435 via SMS or WhatsApp.

Amahugurwa ku bumenyi ngiro mu bijyanye n’ubucuruzi yatewe inkunga na Mastercard Foundation agenewe Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse 2.500 (MSME) binyuze mu bufatanye bushya hagati y’Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda na African Management Institute

Urwego Rushinzwe Iterambere mu Rwanda rwagiranye amasezerano n’ikigo cya African Institute Management (AMI) yo guha ku buntu Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse 2.500 (MSME) ubumenyi ngiro mu bijyanye n’ubucuruzi n’ibikoresho byo kwimenyereza mu rwego rwo gufasha igihugu kuzahuka nyuma y’icyorezo cyugarije isi. Ubufatanye bushya, bwagiyeho hifashishijwe inkunga yo mu rwego rw’imari  yatanzwe na Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience Programme, buzatera inkunga ingamba yo kuzahura ubukungu bw’u Rwanda mu rwego rw’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse.

Gahunda z’amahugurwa za AMI zigamije kuzamura umubare w’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bitsinda ingorane byatewe n’icyorezo cyayogoje isi  zibifasha kugumishaho imirimo isanzweho no gushyiraho andi mahirwe yo guhanga indi mirimo, by’umwihariko ku bategarugori n’urubyiruko.

Bwana Diederik Wokke, Umuyobozi Uhagarariye African Institute Management yaravuze ati : “Kuva muri Gicurasi kugeza muri Kanama uyu mwaka, AMI yakoranye na SME Response Clinic noneho hashyirwaho ingando 5 zikomeza ibigo by’ubucuruzi (Business Survival Bootcamp) zo guhugura abafite ibigo by’ubucuruzi na ba rwiyemezamirimo.Twashimishijwe no gusangira ubumenyi ngiro bwo gufasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi guhangana n’ibihe bikomeye, kandi dushishikajwe kurushaho no kuzakorana  n’ibigo by’ubucuruzi 2.500 mu myaka iri imbere,”.

AMI izakoresha ubwoko bubiri bw’amahugurwa ku buntu ku buryo buhoraho guhera mu Ugushyingo 2020 kugeza muri Mata 2020:

  • Ingando zikomeza ibigo by’ubucuruzi – Amasomo azamara ukwezi agamije gufasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi kwikura mu ngorane birimo muri iki gihe hashyirwaho uburyo bwo kubona no gukora inama nyunguranabitekerezo bagiramo uruhare hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga, ibikoresho n’indongozi y’ikoranabuhanga, n’uburyo bwo gushyiraho imikoranire n’ibindi bigo by’ubucuruzi.
  • Gumya ubeho maze ukungahare – isomo ryisumbuyeho rimara amezi 6 rifasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi guhanga udushya no gutegura iterambere ryabyo mu bihe biri imbere.

 

Amahugurwa azatangwa hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga mu Kinyarwanda n’Icyongereza.

Ingando zikomeza Ibigo by’Ubucuruzi ya mbere yatangiye kuwa 24 Ugushyingo naho amasomo ya mbere ya Gumya Ubeho maze ukungahare akazatangira mu ntangiriro za 2021. Kugira ngo usabe gukurikira aya masomo, sura urubuga rwa:  www.africanmanagers.org/rwanda

Niba ukeneye ibindi bisobanuro, ohereza SMS kuri: +250 787 339 435 cyangwa ukoreshe WhatsApp.