UNICEF’s New Executive Director Visits Rwanda, Her First in Africa

31 March 2022
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UNICEF’s Executive Director Catherine Russel has arrived in Rwanda on a 3-day visit to the country, marking her first visit to Africa since her appointment in February this year.

During her visit, ED Russel is expected to meet and interact with high-level dignitaries including several cabinet ministers.

Ms. Russell will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay her respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The Executive Director will also visit a UNICEF-supported project in a school in Kayonza district in Eastern Rwanda, where remedial learning classes are playing an important role in helping students make up for identified deficiencies in reading, writing, and math. She will also visit a market-based ECD center in Rwamagana.

She will conclude her trip to the continent by visiting the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo before returning to New York.

Media contacts

Rajat Madhok
Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships
UNICEF Rwanda
Tel: +250 788 301 419
Steve Nzaramba
Communication Specialist
UNICEF Rwanda
Tel: +250 786 384 106

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