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UNICEF and Airtel host the first “Pitch Night” event, inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship among Rwanda’s youth

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For seven young entrepreneurs in Rwanda, this Wednesday was no ordinary week day. This was the day of “Pitch Night”, the event they had been looking towards for nearly two months. Resulting from a partnership between Airtel and UNICEF Rwanda, Pitch Night was the culmination of a rigorous competition for young entrepreneurs in Rwanda, offering youth 25 years old and below a chance to submit their business and project ideas for consideration. These seven, comprising five finalist projects, were shortlisted from over 100 applicants, and had recently completed several business coaching sessions with UNICEF’s partner organization, Inkomoko Business Development.

UNICEF Ireland and Aer Lingus visit Rwanda to inaugurate the first ECD Centre in Ngororero District

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UNICEF Rwanda was joined by the delegation from UNICEF Ireland and Aer Lingus to inaugurate the first early childhood development (ECD) centre in Ngororero District. The Irish delegation was joined by a representative from Imbuto Foundation and Mr Janvier Kuradusenge, the Vice Mayor of Ngororero District in charge of social affairs. One of the Aer Lingus staff spoke at the event, expressing their enthusiasm for attending the special opening. “On behalf of the cabin crew at Aer Lingus, we are so happy to see this ECD centre completed for your families and children,” they told the assembled community.

Roadmap for implementation of Child-Sensitive Public Works in Rwanda

Roadmap for implementation of Child-Sensitive Public Works in Rwanda



This report presents a road map for the implementation of child-sensitive child protection innovations within the Vision Umurenge Programme. The road map is presented in three parts, outlining how key Government initiatives have been prioritised, how these initiatives will be implemented, and indicative costing for each phase of implementation.

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