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National Contingency Plan for Fire Incidents

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

This serves as the implementation of the fire safety response measures. It assesses the fire risks and ensures prompt response to fire incidents as they arise. “The contingencies contained therein are consistent with the areas of
delivery of fire services that are recommended for review by Rwanda National Police (co-lead), Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Natural Resources, Rwanda Defense forces, Ministry of Health, Rwanda National Police (Fire and Rescue Brigade), Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, and the ministry of local government.

Rwanda 2019 National Development

Instructions on Management of Refugees and Refugee Camps

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

The ministerial instructions relates to the management of refugees and refugee camps. The activities prohibited in refugee camps include; political activities, biased or sectarian gatherings, military related activities, neglect of parental duties, all activities without prior authorization, use of false identification, ownership or possession of any weapon, unlawful riots, drug use and trafficking, and theft of all forms. It is clearly stated that all persons who commit crimes will be prosecuted in full compliance with the laws of Rwanda.

Rwanda 2016 National Development

Records and Archives Management Policy

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

“The Policy provides the framework for the management of
public records in the Republic of Rwanda. In its quest to provide transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, it sets out to ensure that all activities and decisions of the Government of Rwanda are fully and accurately documented and managed in accordance with the life cycle principles of records creation, maintenance, use and disposal. It additionally aims to promote the accessibility and sharing of information within and across government and to enhance performance of business activities and service delivery by all government agencies”.

Rwanda 2012 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Storms

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

Prevention and mitigation of storms are regularly reviewed due to the ubiquitous nature of storms (heavy rains, winds, thunder, hailstones) in all districts of Rwanda. The contingency plan analyses past occurences, as a tool to aid better praparedness levels and heightened response systems. It also seeks to further strengthen institutional forces and create a clear action plan for all stakeholders.

Rwanda 2018 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Drought

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

The national contingency for drought plans to contribute towards effective systems for drought detection, response, reporting, and cross sector collaboration. It is in response to the recent occurrence of drought in the country, and will serve as a mid and long term efforts at managing future occurrences.

Rwanda 2018 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Population Influx

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

The plan acknowledges the complexities accompanying the influx of population in a country. It points to influxes influenced by wars, social conflicts, and the various forms of natural calamities. It serves as a guideline for effective management of population influx and its accompanied issues to ensure the safety of both the host communities and migrating population.

Rwanda 2018 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Volcanic Eruption

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

The contingency plan relates to the western part of Rwanda mostly and Rwanda generally. The western part sits close to a region prone to eruption from two active volcanoes. It notes the eruption of one of the volacanoes in 2002, which although did not elicit lava flow into Rwanda, led to the influx of people into Rwanda. The plan thus seeks to beef up Rwanda’s preparedness and response systems towards any future occurrence. It clearly spells out the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders if such need arises.

Rwanda 2019 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Earthquake

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

The contingency plan, like all other contingency plans aims to minimise the loss of lives and properties, as well as effects on the environment, that could arise as a result of uncertaintly and poor preparations. This plan on earthquake covers activities to be effected in the case of an earthquake occurrence, based on history and geological activities, especially in the rift valley region. It also makes provisions for the aftermath effects of earthquakes; aftershocks, landslides, and fire outbreaks.

Rwanda 2019 National Development

National Contingency Plan for Managing the Emergency Consequences of Terrorist Incidents

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda

Terrorist attacks and incidents have become rampant in the world. They include explosive attacks, hostage taking, chemical and biological attacks, and other terrorist attacks. The plan arises as a result of the perceived risky position of Rwanda, in terms of its regional position, regional security, and political background. It thus highlights the structures and processes crucial to ensure heightened preparedness and responsiveness to terrorist related attacks.

Rwanda 2019 National Development

Strategic Plan for Gender and Family Promotion (2018-2024)

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

This national plan for gender and family promotion leverages on the experience garnered from the implementation of the first and second phases of the economic development and poverty reduction strategy (EDPRS). As the country transitions towards its new vision 2050, for attaining high-income status, the 6year strategic plan, being cross-cutting and multisectoral, seeks to facilitate attainment of the national goals backed by a stable and harmonious family structure and gender neutral and inclusive society. It pushes to achieve, among others; strengthened families, participation of women in governance, financial performance for women and girls, and effective management of child abuse and gender based violence.

Rwanda 2018 National Development

National Policy Against Gender-Based Violence

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

Gender based violence in Rwanda is linked to a number of factors, including; cultural beliefs, traditions, and the genocidal activities of 1994. The policy addresses the misconception around the concept of gender applying to women alone, the issues of awareness creation, reporting system, as well as coordination and harmonisation efforts. The policy seeks to maximise the capacity to prevent and respond to gender based violence, as a tool to socioeconomic development and promotion of human rights.

Rwanda 2011 National Development

National Policy for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

Local Government, Information, and Social Affairs, Rwanda

This represents the national policy for addressing issues related to orphans and other vulnerable children. It makes provisions for the trampling of the human rights of these group of children. It generally aims to ensure children grow up in environment’s that helps them blossom into their best forms.

Rwanda 2003 National Development

National Social Security Policy

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines social security as “a set of public measures that a society provides for its members to protect them against economic and social distress that would be caused by the absence or substantial reduction of income from work as a result of various contingencies like sickness, maternity, employment injury, unemployment, invalidity, old age, death and health care”. The policy assess the current situation of social security in Rwanda, with a view to proposing interventions at ameliorating the conditions of Rwandans arising from risks and uncertainties.

Rwanda 2009 National Development

National Integrated Child Rights Policy

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The national integrated child rights policy serves as the coordinated and harmonised policy of the government relating to all activities covering children’s rights. It is backed by the need to improve the rights of children to health, education, and protection, as a consequence of the 1994 genocide against the tutsis. It is guided by 7 principles; every child matters, children are priority, children deserve the best, children can, and should participate, exploitation and abuse of children should not be tolerated, government should be accountable, and coordination of all actions.

Rwanda 2011 National Development

Strategic Plan for Street Children

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The plan provides a guidance for all actions channeled towards ameliorating the conditions of street children. It does not push for long term institutional care, as it seeks to promptly protect and reintegrate children into their families and/or communities, as well as prevent children ending up on streets. This relates to the rights of the child, set forth in the 1989 International Convention ratified by Rwanda.

Rwanda 2005 National Development

National Policy for Family Promotion

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The importance of family as a tool for social cohesion and social order is prominently recognised by the government of Rwanda. The national policy is to serve as a framework for monitoring and implementing programs to protect and support families in Rwanda.

Rwanda 2005 National Development

Strategic Plan for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (2007-2011)

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The adverse effects arising from the 1994 genocide, chronic poverty, and the threat of HIV threatens the fundamental right that ought to be enjoyed by various orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda. The 4 year strategic plan works to integrate issues relating to orphans and vulnerable children into all national policies and implementation frameworks, to ensure children’s rights are realised today and in the future.

Rwanda 2007 National Development

National Strategic Plan for Family Promotion (2011-2015)

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The 1994 genocidal activities against the tutsis has destroyed the social fabrics of the Rwandan people, leaving children without the necessary family love and affection they need. Widows and orphans have also been forced to take on the role of household heads, usually played by parents and men. The government of Rwanda recognises the importance of family as a bedrock of sustainable development. The 4year strategic plan aims to continue promoting family as the basis of Rwanda society.

Rwanda 2011 National Development

National Early Childhood Development Policy Strategic Plan (2016-2021)

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

Transformation of the country from an agriculture based to a knowledge based, driven by a sound Rwandan population is the vision of the government. Achievement of this is therefore based on the intensive development of the citizen, especially through early childhood development. The plan recognises that the first 3 years are the most important in the life of a child; and seeks to propose interventions to aid children becoming the best version of themselves.

Rwanda 2016 National Development

National Strategy for Mentorship of Young Women and Girls

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The government of Rwanda has placed premium, and shown commitment towards gender equality and building an inclusive society. It has ensured the integration and mainstreaming of gender issues into all relevant national policies, guidelines, strategies, and interventions. However, the Rwandan culture limits the extent to which females mingle in the society, thus limiting their access to mentorship opportunities to improve their chances in life. The national strategy therefore seeks to bridge this gap by providing clear pathway for the conduct of mentorship programs for young women and girls.

Rwanda 2015 National Development