April 2015

NEWS

THE FOURTH CONSULTATIVE FORUM OF ACBF SUPPORTED   POLICY INSTITUTES COMMITTEE AND THE AFRICAN THINK TANK SUMMIT IN ADDIS 6-9 APRIL, 2015

The Executive Director IPAR, Mrs. Kayitesi Eugenia, was invited by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) to participate in the Fourth consultative forum of the ACBF’s Policy Institute Committee (PIC) and the Second African Think Tanks Summit jointly organized with the Think tanks and civil society program in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). She gave remarks on IPAR’s experience on resource mobilization at a panel discussion on creating a sustainable future for think tanks in Africa.

At the PIC meeting that brought together heads of about 40 African think tanks that are supported by the African Capacity Building Foundation, Mrs. Kayitesi was elected the Chair Person of the Policy Institutes Committee and will host the next ACBF PIC meeting scheduled for October, 2015 in Kigali.


ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH NETWORK (EPRN) CONSULTATIVE MEETING

IPAR-Rwanda, organized a consultative meeting on 28th April, 2015 at Lemigo Hotel to discuss the objectives of EPRN, capacity building, as well as a way forward to strengthen the network. The meeting brought together members of EPRN steering committee, i.e., National Bank of Rwanda, Ministry of Finance, National Institute of Statistics, University of Rwanda, IPAR and GIZ)

The meeting deliberated on the issue of EPRN’s sustainability, visibility and ownership by members and concluded with a way forward on involvement and ownership of all stakeholders.



WORKSHOP ON RESULT BASED APPROACHES IN RWANDA: THE CASE OF IMIHIGO AT THE SUBNATIONAL LEVEL

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research - Rwanda and the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) organized a workshop on the 29th April, 2015 at Lemigo hotel to present and validate report findings of their joint research, a draft report on imihigo concept with major several stakeholders. The workshop attracted major stakeholders and it was deliberated that;

•    Imihigo as a domestic performance approach plays a major role for country’s progress in development.
•    Participants advised that development partner’s support to Rwanda should be aligned to imihigo targets.


 
Above; Dr. Stephan Klingebiel from DIE during the imihigo workshop.



IPAR STAFF PAY TRIBUTE TO GENOCIDE VICTIMS

The staff members of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Rwanda on Friday, May 8th 2015 visited Kigali Memorial Center in Gisozi to pay tribute to the genocide victims. The Executive Director, Eugenie Kayitesi noted that Remembrance is important to learn from history and that in commemoration, we honor the victims inorder to restore their dignity and to let the young generation know that this should never happen again.

 

Above; IPAR staff members pay tribute to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.


On the same day IPAR staff also visited Genocide survivors in Kimihurura, Gasabo District to support and identify with them during this sad period of commemoration when they remember their lost loved ones. IPAR also gave back to some of the survivors of the genocide and some of the items included; rice, maize flour, cooking oil, sugar, soap, beans, etc.

Martha Niyonzima, a survivor, commended IPAR for the support which she said would go to vulnerable members.

 

Above; IPAR Staff together with some of the Genocide surviving families pose for a group photo.