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UNICEF Rwanda Private Sector Engagement Strategy

UNICEF Rwanda Private Sector Engagement Strategy

Author: UNICEF Rwanda
Price: Free
No. of pages: 74
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: UNICEF Rwanda
Languages: English

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Partnering with the private sector to help advance development is not new. But with the advent of the ambitious 2030 Agenda, the increased need for resources and innovation opens up doors for more strategic and deeper engagement with the private sector.

Private sector engagement (PSE) presents an opportunity for development agencies to leverage funding for the SDGs by partnering with companies to increase their ‘impact investing’. In Rwanda, the private sector is considered to be a force multiplier for the country’s development, in support of government efforts to achieve Vision 2020.

Children are at the heart of sustainable development. To build a world where they can thrive and develop their full potential, we need to build stronger and mutually beneficial partnerships between the private sector, governments, multinationals and the non-profit sector.

These multi-stakeholder partnerships have the potential to scale up the innovation, resources and action needed to deliver more robust results for children.

It is in this spirit that UNICEF Rwanda has developed a PSE strategy. The strategy will help to guide engagement with the private sector to accelerate results for children as part of the UNICEF-Government of Rwanda country programme. PSE becomes strategic when it has clear linkages to UNICEF country programme outcomes and challenges children face in their everyday lives. Thus, PSE is not an end in itself, but a tool to support the achievement of results for children.

UNICEF Rwanda’s overall vision for PSE is that by the end of 2030, the Rwandan private sector, with the support of the government, is taking an active role in enhancing and investing in children’s rights in the country, and contributing to the achievement of SDGs.

To achieve this, UNICEF Rwanda will focus on four key strategies: 1) corporate fundraising from Rwandan companies and locally-based international companies; 2) promoting the child rights and business principles (CRBPs) in key industries such as the tea sector; 3) creating shared value partnerships in the long-term; and 3) advocacy with the private sector to advance children’s interests in Rwanda.



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