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Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) gathers 15 national umbrella institutions. As the representative institution for civil society organizations, it plays a major information, coordination and spokesmen role in Rwanda. RCSP analyses problem areas and develops coping strategies.   In PPIMA RCCPS role is to:

  • Undertake the high level advocacy campaigns through national public policy dialogues.
  • Conduct radio talk shows on some of the issues raised from the CSC.
  • Carry out in-depth research on cross-cutting issues raised through the community score card.
  • Hosting a civil society website in Rwanda

See their website for more information.

Conceil de Concertation des Organizations d’Appiu aux Initiatives de Base (CCOAIB) is an umbrella organization gathering 29 member organizations supporting initiatives at village level. They promote experience sharing amongst members related to economic, political and social changes in addition to support the establishment of new grassroots organizations. Their role in PPIMA is to:

  • Simplify the complex and comprehensive GoR’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy phase two (EDPRS II), into citizen reader friendly booklets.
  • Monitoring of EDPRS II implementasjon
  • Conduct advocacy on gaps on identified gaps of EDPRS II as a government framework for achieving Rwanda’s economic growth, poverty reduction and human development.
  • Conduct radio programs with call-ins at national level
  • Follow-up findings from the community score cards at the district level for advocacy

Federations of Leagues and Associations for the defense of Human Rights in Rwanda (CLADHO) are an umbrella organization gathering 5 organizations. CLADHO’s work is focused on protecting and defending general human rights in addition to debate socio-economic problems and alternative political solutions. CLADHO’s own research on social issues is tailor-made in order to reach decision makers in the parliament and relevant ministries.    In PPIMA their role is to:

  •     Organize public pre-budget hearings where civil society, private sector and citizens are provided a forum to share their priorities to be considered in the drafting of the national budget.
  • Develop an information systems ( hub) on budget information that is accessed by other CSOs
  • Conduct annual budget analysis
  • Conduct impact assessment on the constituency development fund (CDF)
  • Conduct research on budget transparency at local level.

Transparency International Rwanda Chapter (TIRC) fights and prevents corruption in Rwanda. They promote good governance, integrity and transparency, and open up spaces for citizens to participate in national and local processes fighting corruption.  TIRC’s role in PPIMA is to:

  • Conduct outreach and mobile legal clinics in the country sides to assist people that can’t easily access legal services.
  • Carry out capacity building of anti corruption clubs in universities and other institutions of learning.
  • Conduct annual national restitution event on Rwanda Bribery Index
  • Produce campaign materials for anti-corruption activities Posters, stickers, T-shirts and Billboards.

Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe is with its 55 members the largest umbrella organization benefitting women’s promotion and gender based development in Rwanda. Pro-Femme has a country-wide structure, with a national and provincial level coordination offices and focal points throughout the country.  

In PPIMA their role is to:

  • ·Develop templates for monitoring of the implementation of the gender budget statements (GBS) in 4 ministries: the ministry of health, education, agriculture and infrastructure.
  • ·Analyze, annually together with CLADHO,  the national budget and produce a gender responsive budget that is shared by parliament.
  • ·Develop designs and disseminates simplified Information manuals on the laws preventing and punishing GBV perpetuators.
  • ·Pro Femme is also responsible for the training of other PPIMA partners in gender awareness and gender mainstreaming.

Within the frames of Ending Gender Based Violence, Pro Femmes role is to:

  • Conduct “Women Can Do It “trainings for women in aspiring positions of leadership these include young women in universities and high institutions of learning.
  • Organize consultative meetings between women from districts and parliamentarians on issues affecting women and how some policies should address them.
  • Organize consultative meetings with Rwandan CSOs on women’s rights issues to come up collective initiatives for advocacy.
  • Conduct advocacy activities on women’s rights issues.

Rwanda Men’s Resource Center promotes positive male attitudes contributing to change men’s views related to women. RWAMREC uses lobbying, mass mobilization and alliance building, targeting men/boys that can promote a change by fighting violence against women, and by promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Within the EGBV project their role is to:

  • Organize training for community-based EGBV Focal Points People on ways to settle household level GBV conflicts.
  • Conduct weekly community dialogue on GBV issues at village level.
  • Connect people with serious GBV cases to competent institutions like courts, police and or hospitals.
  • Organize community sensitization campaigns when celebrating International Women’s Day and 16 days of activism against violence against women.
  • Develop training and sensitization materials.

National Union of Disability Organisations in Rwanda (NUDOR) is a membership organization gathering 8 national organizations promoting the interests for people   living with different disabilities in Rwanda.  NUDOR focus on disabled’s right to access health services, education, vocational training, juridical systems, including juridical counselling, and the right to work as any other citizen.

In PPIMA their role is:

  • Community sensitization including PWDs at District level in 4 PPIMA districts on public policy issues affecting PWDs.
  • Multiply and disseminate the laws on the rights of PWDs to the communities as advocacy tools.
  •  Develop and disseminate IEC tools on disability rights aimed at inclusion for private and government institutions at national and local level.
  • Organize national dialogue on disability and policies.
  • Organize 4 radio programs on disability and policies.
  • Advocacy meetings on identified gaps from the assessment of the existing policy on employment.
  • Collect, document and share good practices on disability rights and develop a policy brief document for advocacy purpose.

Association de la Jeunesse pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme (AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA) was originally established by students in order to  improve  youth’s possibility to be influential in human rights issues. They have later grown into be a well-respected youth lead human rights organization especially lobbying local and national authorities focusing on improvement in peoples living conditions and the effort to minimize gender based violence.  Within the frames of PPIMA they mobilize and accompany local communities in their demand for accountability from their leaders in Gatsibo District of Eastern Province.  Their role is to:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.
  • In the EGBV project they:
  • Organize training for community-based EGBV Focal Points People on ways to settle household level GBV conflicts.
  • Conduct weekly community dialogue on GBV issues at village level.
  • Connect people with serious GBV cases to competent institutions like courts, police and or hospitals.
  • Organize community sensitization campaigns when celebrating International Women’s Day and 16 days of activism against violence against women.
  • Develop training and sensitization materials.

See website for more information.

The Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN), is a registered local NGO, but comes out of the US based Church World Services. They are dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the socio-economic welfare of women, most of them survivors of sexual and gender based violence. RWN has a strong focus on women and children’s issues, providing a strong advocacy platform for these target groups. RWN mobilize and accompany local communities in their demand for accountability from their leaders in Gatsibo District of Eastern Province.

In PPIMA their role is to:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·They facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.

Within the frames of EGBV they:

  • ·Organize training for community-based EGBV Focal Points People on ways to settle household level GBV conflicts.
  • Conduct weekly community dialogue on GBV issues at village level.
  • Connect people with serious GBV cases to competent institutions like courts, police and or hospitals.
  • Organize community sensitization campaigns when celebrating International Women’s Day and 16 days of activism against violence against women.
  • Develop training and sensitization materials.
  • Provide temporary shelter to GBV victims.

For more information, see RWN's website .

Imbaraga promotes and defends their members economic and political interest;  the right to land, the right to cultivate what they find suitable, the right to freely sell their products at a reasonable price, the right to information & new knowledge related to modern production techniques and the right to take part in policy formulation and decision-making on areas  that concern them. Within the frames of PPIMA they play an important role in mobilizing and accompanying local communities in their demand for accountability from their local leaders in Gakenke District of Northern Province. They:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.

Tubibe Amahoro (TA) is a grass root organization with strong links to people in their area of operation. TA focus on the improvement in people’s living condition. Within the frames of PPIMA they play an important role mobilizing and accompanying local communities in their demand for accountability from their local leaders in Ngororero District of Western Province. They:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC

Within the frames of EGBV project their role is to:

  • Organize training for community-based EGBV Focal Points People on ways to settle household level GBV conflicts.
  • Conduct weekly community dialogue on GBV issues at village level.
  • Connect people with serious GBV cases to competent institutions like courts, police and or hospitals.
  • Organize community sensitization campaigns when celebrating International Women’s Day and 16 days of activism against violence against women.
  • Develop training and sensitization materials.
  • Provide temporary shelter to GBV victims.

Association pour le Développement Intégré (ADI TERIMBERE) is an agricultural related organization focusing on integrated development and modernized agricultural methods as a tool for fighting poverty. In PPIMA they play an important role mobilizing and accompanying local communities in their demand for accountability from their local leaders in Ngororero District of Western Province, playing. Their role in PPIMA is to:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.

Communauté des Potiers de Rwanda, (COPORWA) is an organization closely linked to the indigenous communities in Rwanda. In addition to challenge social injustice in their communities, COPORWA works for the rights of Twa/Batwas and for the improvement of their  living conditions in Rwanda, in addition to broaden their possibilities related to take part in Rwanda’s economic, social and political life.  Awareness raising and mobilization within their own ranks also related to gender based violence is an important part of their work.

Their role within PPIMA:

  • They use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage government authorities to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting the historically marginalized people.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies.
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.  

Their role within EDV is to:

  •  Organize training for community-based EGBV Focal Points People on ways to settle household level GBV conflicts.
  • Conduct weekly community dialogue on GBV issues at village level.
  • Connect people with serious GBV cases to competent institutions like courts, police and or hospitals.
  • Organize community sensitization campaigns when celebrating International Women’s Day and 16 days of activism against violence against women.
  • Develop training and sensitization materials.

See COPORWA's website for more information.

Association Pour Le Developpement De Nyabimata-Adenya, one of the oldest local NGOs in Rwanda, is a membership based organization promoting rural development by supporting the population in their effort to improve their living conditions. They focus on participatory methods in training, awareness-raising and in their effort to promote unity, solidarity, and mobilization on common issues and solutions.

In PPIMA their role is to:

  • ·Use the community score card methodology to stimulate people’s participation, record levels of satisfaction and engage duty bearers to provide feedback.
  • ·Facilitate community animators to coordinate and implement CSC in their respective villages.
  • ·Manage the anti-corruption and justice centers in their district of operation.
  • ·Hold consultative meetings with policy makers on issues affecting citizens in their area of coverage.
  • ·Hold governance /service delivery dialogues at district level.
  • ·Conduct radio call-in programs at District level.
  • ·Conduct trainings for community animators on topics that empower them to engage with local leaders.
  • ·Conduct community mobilization and sensitization at local levels on public policies
  • ·Share learning with other CSOs implementing the CSC.

 Pax Press is a non-profit organization created by passionate independent Rwandan journalists. PAX PRESS has a nation-wide coverage with about 40 journalists.

 In PPIMA their role is to:

  • Provide the necessary tools and skills to Rwandan journalists and enabling them to facilitate citizen’s participation in influencing public policy.
  • Review and simplify the law on Access to Information.
  • Print and distribute 4000 copies of the law on Access to information to journalists, local leaders and CSOs.
  • Conduct trainings on Access to information law for journalists
  • Train journalists on public policy processes: formulation, adoption, implementation and evaluation.
  • Train information officers at district level Mayors, executive secretaries in 4 PPIMA districts on Access to Information Law.