E-Commerce

Internationally, e-Commerce has exhibited strong growth rates over the past years. The digitalization of retail provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)…

E-Commerce & Logistics Sector

Rwanda knows about the high potential of e-Commerce for its economic development, but is also aware of obstacles SMEs face when trying to tap into this promising sector. To address them, MINICOM created the ICT4COM policy to set the framework for an engagingICT-driven economy.

Together with the International Trade Centre (ITC), DHL and MINICOM, Eco-Emploi aims to boost understanding and usability of modern technologies among Rwandan producers and suppliers of goods and services. These factors will help SMEs to succeed in e-Commerce: access to markets and having the right tools and support.

To implement this strategy, a comprehensive network of partners, amongst others, MINICOM, the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Rwandan Development Board, the Workforce Development Authority (WDA), several national logistics providers and DHL, formed a core group, which brings together all partners to coordinate all activities and to provide leadership and guidance.

Wood Economy

The wood sector of Rwanda has the potential to become one of the major sources for off-farm employment, increased incomes and a broader tax base.

The government of Rwanda has identified the wood sector as a focus sector for economic growth and employment. The government advocates sustainable forestry, strengthens its skilled workforce and promotes, through its Made in Rwanda campaign, a competitive local wood sector.

The Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi) supports the wood sector by promoting a business friendly environment and skills development. Good growth conditions include clearly defined standards and a reliable production infrastructure. Further, growth is enabled through better products and business development services.

Therefore, partners from public and private sector, amongst others, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), the Workforce Development Authority (WDA), Rwanda Polytechnic (RP), Rwanda Water and Forest Authority, TVET schools, wood cooperatives and private enterprises have set up a core group to coordinate and identify key interventions that will assist the development of the wood sector. Meanwhile, Eco-Emploi acts as a facilitator between these various actors.

ICT

With its Smart Rwanda Master Plan, Rwanda aims to become Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) hub. ICT is among the fastest growing…

The ICT sector has the potential to create jobs and to contribute to overall economic growth in Rwanda.The Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi) supports the Smart Rwanda Master Plan by promoting private sector digitalization and business development in the ICT sector.

The growth of companies is facilitated through the development of better products and services by means of more competent employees and more capable management. Partners from private and public sector, amongst others the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), the Private Sector Federation (PSF), the ICT Chamber, ICT companies and TVET schools, formed a core group to identify and coordinate all interventions.

Within this group, the ICT Chamber plays a crucial role to mobilise all actors. Meanwhile, Eco-Emploi takes on the role as a facilitator between the various actors from government to private sector and society as a whole.

Creative Industries

In Rwanda the audio-visual sector is still at a nascent state with very little locally produced content airing online, in cinemas or in television stations.

Creative Industry sector

For Rwanda to develop a strong audio-visual sector, it is necessaryto promote up- and downstream production infrastructure as well asskills training. Furthermore, to become a strong revenue generatingeconomic sector, intellectual property rights need to be establishedand enforced.

The Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi)supports the audio-visual sector by promoting a business friendlyenvironment. Good growth conditions include a clearly defined legalposition and a reliable production infrastructure.

Therefore, partnersfrom public and private sector, amongst others, the Ministry of Tradeand Industry (MINICOM), the Rwanda Development Board (RDB),Rwandan Art Council (RAC) and the private sector have set up a coregroup to coordinate and advise on the interventions regarding theseobjectives. Meanwhile, Eco-Emploi acts as a facilitator between thevarious actors from government to private sector.

Tourism

Famously known for its mountain gorillas, Rwanda is attracting more and more tourists each year. Hence, tourism is seen as a major economic sector that…

The Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi) supports the implementation of the Rwanda Sustainable Tourism Development Master Plan. The Kivu Belt region is regarded to have an enormous potential for various tourism activities, which is why Eco-Emploi’s support focuses on that beautiful region.

The development of tourism destinations and improved, diversified tourism products and services require (cross-sectoral) collaboration between various actors. Partners from private and public sector, amongst others the Rwandan Chamber of Tourism and its different associations, the Rwandan Development Board (RDB), companies and TVET schools and other development partners, formed a core group to identify and coordinate all necessary interventions. Meanwhile, Eco-Emploi takes on the role as a facilitator between the various actors from government to private sector and society as a whole.