Right here, in Rulindo District, March 22, Oxfam Rwanda has just launched “One Joint Strategy” to enhance and consolidate efforts and resources of all its affiliates who operating in Rwanda.
The new strategy focuses on: governance and livelihood sustainability.
It brings on board all Oxfam organizations operating in Rwanda – such as Oxfam- Great Britain, Ireland and Novib.
“All these organizations and related programs will be operating as Oxfam Rwanda under one office based in Kigali”, announced Thierry Gatete, the Policy and Strategy Coordinator during a press briefing.
The Strategy is also expected to scale up Oxfam’s main areas of intervention, such as agriculture and citizens participation.
Oxfam Rwanda Country Director, Maggie Carroll said she expect the strategy to compliment the NGO’s interventions.
The launch also coincided with the rewarding of best women entrepreneurs who excelled in the “Women Cash Champion competitions” held in Rulindo and Nyabihu Districts in the Northern Province.
The best three women in each district were rewarded with cash prizes. The best walked away Rwf300.000. “I will use this money to boost my poultry project and train more women to become entrepreneurs in the community” Dancilla Mukangerageza of Rulindo district.
Christine Tuyisenge, a representative of the National women’s council (NWC) hailed Oxfam and its development partner. She singled out Young Women’s Christian Association and Duterimbere- who organized the women’s competitions.