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Labille en RDC et au Rwanda pour favoriser la pacification

Labille en RDC et au Rwanda pour favoriser la pacification | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le commissaire européen au Développement, Andris Piebalgs, et le ministre belge de la Coopération au développement, Jean-Pascal Labille, entament lundi soir une visite conjointe en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Rwanda, deux pays voisins aux relations qui demeurent difficiles vingt ans après le génocide rwandais mais que les réalités géographiques devraient pousser à coopérer davantage.
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Belgium minister tours mental health facility

Belgium minister tours mental health facility | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The Belgian minister for development co-operation, Jean-Pascal Labille, has visited Ndera Neuro-psychiatric Hospital to assess his government’s contribution to national efforts to boost mental health facilities.
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Drinking water for 200,000 in southern Rwanda - BTC

 

By 2020, Rwanda aims to supply drinking water to its entire population. The Belgian development cooperation supported these ambitions by implementing a water and sanitation project in the Southern province, providing access to drinking water for 200,000 people.
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Rwanda: Belgian Aid to Health Sector Continues

Rwanda: Belgian Aid to Health Sector Continues | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) requests the beneficiaries of their strategic health development plan (PAPSDSK) to keep medical equipment given to them and incorporate them in their planning for safer maintenance.

The institutional support program, started in 2009, has a budget of over €15 million focused on building health centers in the three districts of the City of Kigali and supporting health care in existing health facilities in the city through provision of medical equipment.Health centers built under the program are Kanyinya and Mageragere health centers in Nyarugenge district, Remera health center in Gasabo district, as well as Gatenga in Kicukiro district. The cost of health center equipment is over Frw 4.2 billion.

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Le Burundi, raconté “de l’intérieur” - blog de Colette Braeckman

Le Burundi, raconté « de l’intérieur » par des auteurs de talent
Comment les Africains, et plus particulièrement les citoyens du Rwanda et du Burundi ont ils vécu le fait colonial ?
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Rukarara II : une prouesse technique pour accroître la production d'électricité au Rwanda | BTC

Rukarara II : une prouesse technique pour accroître la production d'électricité au Rwanda | BTC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Afin de réaliser son ambitieux programme de développement socioéconomique, le Rwanda s'est lancé dans un vaste programme destiné à accroître la production et la distribution de l'énergie à l'échelon national. Les partenaires de développement, en ce compris la Belgique, soutiennent la stratégie nationale en matière d'énergie en vue de compenser le manque d'accès à l'électricité au Rwanda.

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US blocks military aid to Rwanda over alleged backing of M23 child soldiers

US blocks military aid to Rwanda over alleged backing of M23 child soldiers | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Rwandan government condemns sanctions, which also apply to Burma, Central African Republic, Sudan and Syria

The US has sanctioned Rwanda over of its alleged support for a Congolese rebel group that sends child soldiers into battle.The decision to block US military aid was condemned by Rwandan officials but endorsed by the country's political opposition for "bringing the Kigali regime to account".

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Innovative and successful Farmer Field Schools experiences in Rwanda | BTC Event

Innovative and successful Farmer Field Schools experiences in Rwanda | BTC Event | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Presentation at BTC's headquarters by Jean-Pierre Busogoro, Technical Advisor Research & Extension, BTC Rwanda - 27 September 2013

 

The Farmers Field Schools (FFS) is a non-formal adult education method used as a participatory agricultural extension approach. It allows skilling farmers to better understand the production system and improve their decision making capacity. The 'learning by doing' principle through conducting season long experimental trials by farmers grouped in FFS groups addresses the various constraints with locally appropriate specific solutions.

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Is there a potato in my coffee?

Is there a potato in my coffee? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
One reason for the successful economic miracle occurring in Rwanda today is its thriving specialty coffee industry that, along with tea, accounts for a large percentage of the country’s exports. Despite this success, however, coffee from Rwanda and neighboring Burundi is plagued by a condition called potato taste defect (PTD) in which a few coffee beans impart an odor and flavor reminiscent of rotten potatoes.
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Le président Kagame et le ministre Labille apaisent les relations Rwanda Belgique - blog de Colette Braeckman

Au-delà des chiffres, tous les interlocuteurs du ministre, sans exception, se sont félicités de la qualité de l’aide belge. Jeudi matin, faisant visiter un centre de santé, un marché regorgeant de fruits et légumes rutilants, une « école aux champs » où les  paysans, ont acquis la maîtrise de leur production bananière, le gouverneur de la province du Nord n’a pas mesuré ses éloges à l’égard de ses partenaires.  Des partenaires… C’est précisément de cela qu’il fut longuement question avec le président Kagame qui reprit devant son hôte l’un des leit motifs de ses discours : les Africains, sous le couvert de l’aide, n’ont reçu que trop de leçons et ils doivent désormais être traités sur une base d’égalité.
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La Belgique concrétise une partie de sa coopération avec le Rwanda

La Belgique concrétise une partie de sa coopération avec le Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

La Belgique et le Rwanda ont signé mercredi à Kigali trois conventions d'un montant total de quinze millions d'euros concrétisant l'aide que la coopération belge apporte à Kigali dans des domaines ciblés, comme la santé, la décentralisation et l'énergie.

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Paul Kagamé : "Le Rwanda n'a pas été fait pour moi"

Paul Kagamé : "Le Rwanda n'a pas été fait pour moi" | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
RDC, France, opposition, gouvernance, CPI... L'homme fort de Kigali s'explique. Tout en laissant ouvert le débat sur son retrait (ou non) du pouvoir en 2017.
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Kivu: une rébellion peut en cacher une autre - blog de Colette Braeckman

Au Kivu, une rébellion peut en cacher une autre Les apparences sont trompeuses : si, dans la presse rwandaise, les informations en provenance du Congo sont reléguées dans les pages internationales et si les officiels assurent que les remous agitant  leur grand voisin ne les concernent guère, la réalité est bien différente.Mis en accusation par plusieurs rapports de l’ONU décrivant le soutien apporté aux militaires rebelles du M23, le Rwanda, aujourd’hui membre non permanent du Conseil de Sécurité, a été soumis à de fortes pressions et à des mesures de suspension de l’aide d’autant plus douloureuses que près de la moitié du budget est fournie par l’aide internationale.

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Drinking water for 200,000 people in southern Rwanda

By 2020, the government of Rwanda aims to supply drinking water to its entire population and to put in place necessary individual and collective sanitation f...
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Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation visiting Rwanda

Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation visiting Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

Mr. Labille’s visit aims at further strengthening bilateral dialogue between the Government of Belgium and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda. It is also an unwavering testimony of the importance Belgium continues to attach to Rwanda.

The aim is equally to prepare for a regional visit Minister Labille will conduct jointly with European Union Development Commissioner Piebalgs early March to draw attention to the Great Lakes region.

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Is tradition the solution? Lessons from Rwanda’s gacaca courts for justice and reconciliation afte mass violence

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Buoyed by four new health centres, Kigali looks to quality healthcare - BTC Rwanda

Buoyed by four new health centres, Kigali looks to quality healthcare - BTC Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Four health centres recently  constructed in the three districts of the City of Kigali will help increase access to health care.

The health centers, Remera in Gasabo District, Gatenga in Kicukiro District, Kanyinya and Mageragere both in Nyarugenge District, were constructed at the tune of Rwf13.6 billion.

The Mayor of the City of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba, together with the Ambassador of Belgium to Rwanda, Marc Pecsteen, officially inaugurated the facilities on Thursday. Belgium funded the construction of the facilities.

Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health said the four health centres have the capacity to serve up to 300,000 people all together.

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La Belgique appelle à une conclusion rapide des pourparlers de Kampala

La Belgique appelle à une conclusion rapide des pourparlers de Kampala | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Radiokapi.net: Au terme d’une visite de trois jours en RDC, le ministre belge de la Coopération, Jean Pascal Labille, appelle à la conclusion rapide des pourparlers de Kampala entre le gouvernement congolais et la rébellion du M23.
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Bilateral cooperation and local power dynamics: the case of Rwanda

Bilateral cooperation and local power dynamics: the case of Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Kigali as an input to its cooperation strategy for the next five to seven years, this paper is a focused contribution to understanding power dynamics in Rwanda.
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Rwanda rail project on track to bridge Africa's economic divide

Rwanda rail project on track to bridge Africa's economic divide | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The $13.5bn line between Kigali and Mombasa in Kenya is one of several African projects aimed at improving infrastructure, reports Mark Tran
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La Belgique veut un "plan Marshall" pour la RDC

La Belgique veut un "plan Marshall" pour la RDC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La Belgique a entrepris de fédérer les efforts de la Banque mondiale, de l'Union européenne et de sa propre coopération en faveur d'un développement socio-économique de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et de son voisinage, afin de favoriser le retour de la paix dans la région des Grands Lacs, ont indiqué mardi soir les ministres belges des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération, Didier Reynders et Jean-Pascal Labille, à l'issue d'une rencontre à New York avec le président congolais Joseph Kabila.
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Rwanda's approach proves perfect antidote to counterfeit drugs

Rwanda's approach proves perfect antidote to counterfeit drugs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Agnes Binagwaho and Amir Attaran: Rwanda's integrated solution to combating fake drugs could inform a global treaty on medical safety
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Rwanda: Belgium Eyes Stronger Ties With Rwanda

Rwanda: Belgium Eyes Stronger Ties With Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

"The relationship between Belgium and Rwanda has been that of a married couple where sometimes they are happy and other time not. We should look forward and focus on building a stable relationship and leave the past behind," Labille said.

He added: "I am looking forward to a strong relationship that would benefit both countries. We want to see stable peace and security and as well as socio-economic development in the region. Working together we shall achieve our objectives."

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Jean-Pascal Labille à Kigali pour réchauffer les relations belgo-rwandaises

Jean-Pascal Labille à Kigali pour réchauffer les relations belgo-rwandaises | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Le ministre belge de la Coopération au Développement, Jean-Pascal Labille, se rend pour la première fois au Rwanda de mardi à jeudi avec l'objectif de renforcer le dialogue bilatéral et de confirmer l'importance que la Belgique continue d'attacher à ce pays d'Afrique centrale, en dépit de relations souvent en dents de scie entre Bruxelles et Kigali, près de vingt ans après le génocide de 1994.

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Kigali City Council to improve urban health - BTC

Kigali City Council to improve urban health  - BTC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

In a bid to improve urban health, Kigali City Council (KCC) in collaboration with the Belgian Technical cooperation (BTC) has laid strategies to improve access of the urban population to quality health services.

The strategies include improving efficiency in the management of existing infrastructure such as health centres and hospitals through proper coordination of their activities and proper management of referrals from one level to another.

KCC and BTC also have a plan to increase the capacity of service providers by training practicing doctors, nurses and other health professionals and investing in equipment and building new health facilities to cater for ever increasing population and geographical extension of the City.

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