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Ildephonse Niyonsaba

country manager

Nikita Gurudas

program manager

In recent years, Rwanda has become an important model for economic growth in Central Africa, with mineral resources making a critical contribution to this growth. Recognizing the potential for a responsible, regulated mining sector to deliver social development and improved governance, Pact and its partners are helping resource-dependent communities to organize their activities and develop dependable sources of income.

Rwanda takes part in the mineral traceability program known as ITSCI, the International Tin Association’s tin supply chain initiative. Pact leads field implementation for ITSCI, the Africa Great Lakes region’s only internationally accepted, operational due diligence mechanism and mineral traceability system for the 3T minerals: tungsten, tin and tantalum. The system monitors minerals from the point of extraction at mines sites to smelters, where minerals are processed for use in electronics and other everyday devices. This allows tens of thousands of miners to earn a dignified living and build a better future for themselves and their families.

Pact and its partners are also working to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children in Rwanda through the ACHIEVE project

Stories and Highlights

Toward a successful localization of the ITSCI Programme’s implementation in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

September 11, 2023
After more than 10 years of successful progress, Pact and ITSCI believe that local management teams have the ability and expertise to lead and deliver the implementation of ITSCI on the...

ACHIEVE in Rwanda: Ending HIV among mothers, infants and children

April 3, 2023
In Rwanda, the USAID PEPFAR-funded ACHIEVE project has been working with two local partners, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and DUHaranira Amajyambere y’Icyaro (DUHAMIC-ADRI), to reduce...

In Rwanda, empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children

November 1, 2022
As an HIV-positive widow, Francoise understands the hardships of being a single mother while simultaneously managing to stay on HIV treatment and remain virally suppressed. When Francoise was linked...

Improving the lives of children, adolescent girls and young women through OVC/DREAMS HIV-prevention interventions

October 6, 2022
The USAID PEPFAR-funded Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) project in Rwanda hosted a “Learning and Experience Sharing” event on September...

Strengthening institutions in Rwanda using capacity development tools

August 25, 2022
At the heart of the USAID Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is capacity development to empower local partners to lead and...

To empower clients in improving their own health services, Pact turns to community-led monitoring

April 20, 2022
Last year, Pact’s health programming reached nearly 2 million people. From Africa to Asia, we supported communities as they accessed better maternal and child health care, improved and expanded the...

Why I became an ACHIEVE DREAMS ambassador

April 13, 2022
Aisha, from Kicukiro District, Rwanda, is a survivor of gender-based violence. Having experienced abuse as a child, she accepted it as a normal way of life. That was until she discovered DREAMS,...

Integrated solutions to advancing gender equality and reducing HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa

March 18, 2022
During International Women’s Month, and every month, we are reminded of the importance of women’s empowerment and gender equality in fostering human development. Access to quality and inclusive...
Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...

How can you promote gender equality in Rwanda's mining sector?

March 24, 2020
Pact's Rwanda office hosted a panel discussion and networking lunch for International Women’s Day 2020 to celebrate women's achievements in the country’s mining sector while also exploring how...