Rwanda - Regional Information and Communication Technologies Centre of Excellence Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2010
Signature Date 08 Apr 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11420
Commitment U.A 8,600,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project supports the construction and equipping of a regional Center of Excellence (CoE), the provision of an academic teaching and research programme based on the CMU curriculum, promotion of entrepreneurship and linkages of the CoE to industry and the establishment of a project management framework. Through this ICT CoE project, the Bank is seizing an opportunity to fulfill its commitment to Rwanda and the region in particular to the Connect Africa Summit concerning its support to the establishment of ICT centers of excellence in Africa. The project is also an opportunity for the Bank to meet its commitments to the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS). The project interventions are articulated around four (4) components: (i) Construction and equipping of the CoE. This component will support the construction and equipping of new facilities for the CoE on the site already reserved for the institution. (ii) Design and delivery of professional graduate degree and research programme. This component will support the design and implementation of teaching, training and research programme based on the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) curriculum. (iii) Promotion of business development and partnerships with public, private sector and ICT industry: This component will develop linkages with productive sectors and strengthen partnerships with private sector. (iv) Establishment of Project management and coordination framework.

Project Objectives

The project aims to To develop and strengthen high level ICT skills in Rwanda for productivity and competitiveness. The project will support the construction and equipping of a regional Center of Excellence, the provision of an academic teaching and research programme based on the CMU curriculum, promotion of entrepreneurship and linkages of the CoE to industry and the establishment of a project management framework.

Beneficiaries

The project targets hundreds of graduates with the minimum level of mastery who can apply ICTs to all development sectors. It is estimated that within 10 years, at least 1,142 high-level job opportunities will be created in the ICT sector in the region, including 30 direct jobs in the CoE, 855 employees or employers, and 257 graduate employees.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
Ministry of Education,Science,Technology and Scientific Research

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-IAD-003
Last Update 07 Aug 2020

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Contact Details

Name CHIKOKO Mulle
Email m.chikoko@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.94995 30.0589 Kigali