Projets d’ONU-Habitat au Rwanda Formations et Activités de Renforcements des Capacités via l’Implémentation des Fonds d’Affection Spéciale pour l’Eau et l’Assainissement, sous le Programme d’Approvisionnement en Eau et Assainissement du Lac Victoria Phase II (Projet Régional en Afrique de l’Est)

  • Durée : décembre 2011- décembre 2016
  • Valeur : 4 244 445 US$
  • Donateur : Banque Africaine de Développement
  • Partenaires d’exécution : Communauté d’Afrique de l’Est (CAE); Banque Africaine de Développement (BAfD) ; Gouvernement du Burundi ; Gouvernement de Tanzanie ; Gouvernement du Rwanda ; Gouvernement du Kenya ; Gouvernement d’Uganda


Vue d'ensemble
Population (2018)
Total value of projects
US$ 1,000,000
No. of projects (2018 - 2019)
Total: 4
Support the development of National Urbanization policy and Smart city Rwanda masterplan
Support in the design of a city-wide unplanned and underserviced settlements upgrading strategies for the city of Kigali
Support youth empowerment through entrepreneurship program, vocational program, ICT program, Health Program where the total of 324,276 youth were engaged.
Urban numbers
Urban Population (2018): 17.2%
Urban Growth Rate (2015-2020): 2.86%
61.3 percent of the urban population in Rwanda live in informal settlements
Gap between demand and offer in terms of affordable housing is still huge
Poverty is still a big challenge

“Our plan is to make the City of Kigali the center of urban excellence in Africa and we welcome the contribution/support and partnership of important organization like UN-Habitat”

Fidel Ndayisaba , Mayor of the city of Kigali (2015)

Leaving no one and no place behind

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The prioritisation of human rights addresses the structural causes of inequalities and discrimination in an integrated manner. Urbanisation can only be sustainable if it is human rights based, and living conditions can only be improved for all if everyone’s human rights are comprehensively promoted and protected. UN-Habitat applies the Human-Rights Based Approach to address inequalities and discrimination, reaching the furthest behind first by placing power relationships in human settlements at the heart of its analysis and action.

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Men and women, boys and girls experience cities in very different ways, and face various challenges and needs that cities have to address. UN-Habitat promotes the stronger commitment of national and local governments as well as other relevant stakeholders to work towards the realization of a world in which men and women are recognized as equal partners in development and enjoy equal human rights so that economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and other human settlements can be achieved more rapidly, completely and sustainably.

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Youth, children and older persons, especially those in situations of particular risk of marginalization, such as girl child and female-headed households, are often excluded from access to housing, urban basic services, public spaces and infrastructure, and the overall benefits of urbanization. Young women and men have been a key focus of UN-Habitat’s work. The agency has successfully advocated for the role of youth as leaders in sustainable urban development, recognizing the guiding principle of the SDGs of “leaving no one behind,” and the New Urban Agenda vision of cities for all. 

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Sustainable urban development can only be achieved if persons with disabilities are included meaningfully in decision-making and are able to access their rights. UN-Habitat partners with representative groups and individual rights holders, as well as national and local governments, relevant UN bodies and civil society to maximize impact and to meaningfully ensure that the rights including accessibility and universal design of persons with disabilities are promoted, respected and protected. 

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Donors and partners

In order to create activities and projects that are meaningful and have a full impact in the country, it is notable the role of successful partnerships, especially with national government and local authorities. Un-Habitat Rwanda works with several local and international partners, which provide the inclusion of the New Urban Agenda principles in the development of the country. In addition, through the inclusion of the civil society and communities in the processes, it is possible to guarantee the support to social inclusion and the eradication of poverty in cities.