|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|
|DAC Sector Code||11420|
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.
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Education,Science,Technology and Scientific Research
|Last Update||07 Aug 2020|