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Contacts

Ildephonse Niyonsaba

country manager
iniyonsaba@pactworld.org

Noel Mondjo

program officer
nondjo@pactworld.org

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

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...

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $195 million grant, Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence...
Artisanal, small-scale miner in Rwanda

Using data to tell the artisanal and small-scale mining story

January 31, 2017
This post originally appeared on the World Bank website and has been cross-posted with permission. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a critical livelihood for millions of people across...

From poverty to empowered employer of 20

September 26, 2016
Formalized small-scale mining provides a vital livelihood for people across Africa's Great Lakes region. Noel Nshimiyimana is one of them.

Pact's Yves Bawa nominated as leader against conflict minerals

March 14, 2016
Pact is pleased to announce that Yves Bawa has been nominated for this year’s Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders list. Bawa serves as Pact’s regional director in Africa’s Great Lakes region...

Plummeting commodity prices increase risk of ‘conflict minerals’ in consumer electronic devices

February 11, 2016
A steep fall in worldwide mineral prices is jeopardizing the operational traceability system designed to both stem ‘conflict minerals’ and protect vulnerable artisanal miners in Africa’s Great Lakes...