October 2016

COMPLETED PROJECTS

CHILD BIRTH REGISTRATION ASSESSMENT STUDY

IPAR-Rwanda in collaboration with World vision completed an assessment on the child birth registration. The main objectives were:

To develop a high quality technical analysis study for integrated Universal Birth Registration programme, in close collaboration with Government and other key players.
To elaborate how service delivery impacts Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) processes.

The final report was submitted to World vision Rwanda for validation.

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FEEDBACK OF IMIHIGO EVALUATION 2015/2016

IPAR-Rwanda was invited to present and give feedback on Imihigo evaluation in a high level meeting that brought together all Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Governors, Mayors and Director Generals of the public entities on 21st October, 2016. The presentation that focused on the drivers and barriers on imihigo performance was made by the IPAR team represented by Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza, the Director of Research.

Similarly, Paul Kayira and Michael Munyaneza (IPAR Staff) presented and gave feedback on Imihigo during district council retreats of Ruhango and Kayonza to review areas of weakness and improve performance. The retreats were attended by a cross section of participants from cabinet ministers designated in the district, Senators and members of parliament, local representatives and leaders. These retreats were held on 8th and 22nd October 2016 respectively.

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NEWS

REGIONAL CONSULTATION OF HEALTH THINK TANKS AND ACADEMIA ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

From 13th to 14th October 2016, the IPAR Executive Director participated in the Regional consultation of Health think tanks  in Kampala Uganda  co hosted by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST). The meeting brought together high-level delegates in the category of health experts, heads of policy research institutions, academia and media from the eight countries including: Canada, Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

 
Participants pose for a group photo

Participants to the thinktank consultation meeting leant from each other about strategies for effective SDG implementation at the national regional and global level, exchanged views on the roles played by policy research institutions in different countries in the SDG implementation and explored ways in which policy research institutions should position themselves for future ongoing health SDG implementation efforts in line with SDGs but also with others too.

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TTI BUSINESS MODEL PROJECT WORKSHOP

The Executive Director, Ms. Eugenia Kayitesi together with Dr. Aime Tsinda, a Senior Research Fellow, participated and represented IPAR at ‘Business Models Workshop for Think Tank Sustainability in Africa’. The workshop that took place on the   19 – 21 October, 2016 in dar es salaam, Tanzania, was organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and hosted by Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA). The main goal of this support is to strengthen the capacity of selected Sub-Saharan African TTI-supported institutions in successfully developing an effective, suitable business model that will help them move towards long-term financial sustainability.

 
participants pose for a group photo

The key message from the workshop is that there is a need for think tanks to adapt and evolve with its ecosystem and always be able to respond to the changing landscape and  be sustainable which necessitates, innovation, agility, resilience, forecasting relevance and quality of research

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP ON SAEMAUL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Mr. Adelite Murindangwe, IT and KM officer participated in a training workshop from 3rd to 4th October 2016 at La Palme Hotel, Musanze Rwanda by UNDP (United Nations Development Program).

Rwanda has been selected along with other five Africa countries to roll-out the global initiative called “Saemaul Initiative towards Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities (ISNC)”, Saemaul is a rural development programme implemented in the early 1970s by the Republic of Korea and has been chosen by UN as a role model.

The overall objective of this workshop was to share knowledge about this initiative and gain ideas from participants for a forthcoming project of establishing a Centre of Excellence to collect and share the best practices of Saemaul model for integrated local development in Rwanda to be implemented by UNDP and Fonds National de l’Environnement au Rwanda (FONERWA)


 Participants pose for a group photo after Knowledge management training workshop

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IPAR Team