Putting ingenious ideas to work in

Rwanda

To help refugees rebuild their lives with sustainable energy.

A country with neighbours in need of help

 

Small, landlocked and with a population of nearly 12 million people, Rwanda is a densely populated east African country. Most people are farmers and agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. The current Government has focused on political stability and economic growth. This has seen substantial improvements for the people but more still needs to be done.

Our HQ in Rwanda is in Kigali, the country’s capital located in the centre of the country.

In the last 20 years, political instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi has led to over 150,000 people leaving these countries and settling in refugee camps in Rwanda. The Rwandan Government and aid agencies work to provide basic services for people in these camps, but everyday life is still a struggle and access to electricity is scarce.

The focus of our work in Rwanda is on helping people living in refugee camps to access sustainable energy so that they can rebuild their lives and break their reliance on aid.

 

The population of Rwanda is rural and young – about 43% of its people are under 15. Nurturing and inspiring this new generation is vital.

 

Recognition

We’ve been awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of our pioneering approach to renewable energy and sustainability.

 

Funding Partners

Funding partners for our work in Rwanda include:

  • IKEA Foundation

Spotlight

Energy for refugees

Sustainable energy can bring light and hope to the world’s poorest communities.  That’s why we’re supporting people living in refugee camps to access sustainable energy so they can rebuild their lives and break their reliance on aid.

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Practical Action Rwanda Office

KG-596 Street, Rugando Cell,

Kacyiru Sector, Gasabo District,

Kigali, Rwanda.

T +250 7861 42017

Website: practicalaction.org/Rwanda